Fan Zhang, Ph.D., Cornell University; B.S., Tsinghua University. Joined Yale Faculty 2022.

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Address: 
51 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Interests include computer security; Applied Cryptography; Decentralized systems; Blockchains; Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs).
 

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Ethereum Foundation Academic Grant Awardee (2022)
  • IBM PhD Fellowship Award (2018-2020)

Selected Publications:

  • Empirical Analysis of EIP-1559: Transaction Fees, Waiting Time, and Consensus Security. Y. Liu, Y. Lu, K. Nayak, F. Zhang, L. Zhang, Y. Zhao. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2022.
  • CanDID: Can-Do Decentralized Identity with Legacy Compatibility, Sybil-Resistance, and Accountability. D. Maram, H. Malvai, F. Zhang, N. Jean-Louis, A. Frolov, T. Kell, T. Lobban, C. Moy, A. Juels, and A. Miller. In IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (S&P), 2021.
  • DECO: Liberating Web Data Using Decentralized Oracles for TLS. F. Zhang, SKD Maram, H. Malvai, S. Goldfeder, and A. Juels. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2020.
  • Design Choices for Central Bank Digital Currency: Policy and Technical Considerations. S. Allen, S. Čapkun, I. Eyal, G. Fanti, B. Ford, J. Grimmelmann, A. Juels, K. Kostiainen, S. Meiklejohn, A. Miller, E. Prasad, K. Wüst, and F. Zhang(Authors are ordered alphabetically). In NBER Working Paper No. 27634, 2020.
  • Order-Fairness for Byzantine Consensus. M. Kelkar, F. Zhang, S. Goldfeder, and A. Juels. In The Annual International Cryptology Conference (CRYPTO), 2020.
  • CHURP: Dynamic-Committee Proactive Secret Sharing. SKD Maram*, F. Zhang*, L. Wang, A. Low, Y. Zhang, A. Juels, and D. Song(*indicates equal contribution). In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2019.
  • Ekiden: A Platform for Confidentiality-Preserving, Trustworthy, and Performant Smart Contracts. R. Cheng, F. Zhang, J. Kos, W. He, N. Hynes, N. M. Johnson, A. Juels, A. Miller, and D. Song. In IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), 2019.
  • Paralysis Proofs: Secure Dynamic Access Structures for Cryptocurrency Custody and More. F. Zhang, P. Daian, I. Bentov, I. Miers, and A. Juels. In ACM Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT), 2019.
  • Tesseract: Real-Time Cryptocurrency Exchange using Trusted Hardware. I. Bentov, Y. Ji, F. Zhang, Y. Li, X. Zhao, L. Breidenbach, P. Daian, and A. Juels. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2019.
  • REM: Resource-Efficient Mining for Blockchains. F. Zhang, I. Eyal, R. Escriva, A. Juels, and R. van Renesse. In USENIX Security Symposium, 2017.
  • Sealed-Glass Proofs: Using Transparent Enclaves to Prove and Sell Knowledge. F. Tramèr, F. Zhang, H. Lin, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, A. Juels, and E. Shi. In IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), 2017.
  • Solidus: Confidential Distributed Ledger Transactions via PVORM. E. Cecchetti, F. Zhang, Y. Ji, A. E. Kosba, A. Juels, and E. Shi. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2017.
  • Stealing Machine Learning Models via Prediction APIs. F. Tramèr, F. Zhang, A. Juels, M. K. Reiter, and T. Ristenpart. In USENIX Security Symposium, 2016.
  • Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed for Smart Contracts. F. Zhang, E. Cecchetti, K. Croman, A. Juels, and E. Shi. In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2016.