Yupeng Zhang


Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email: zhangyp at illinois dot edu
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I am an assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (affiliate).

My research is in the area of cybersecurity and applied cryptography. Recently, I am working on zero-knowledge proofs, secure multiparty computations and their applications in blockchain and machine learning to enhance privacy, fairness and scalability.

My research has been generously supported by the NSF CAREER award, Air Force Research Lab, DARPA, Google Research Scholar Award, Facebook Research Award and Latticex Foundation.

Before joining UIUC, I spent 4 great years at the Computer Science and Engineering department of Texas A&M University. I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley hosted by Dawn Song. I obtained my PhD from University of Maryland and my advisors are Charalampos Papamanthou and Jonathan Katz.

I co-taught a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Zero-Knowledge Proofs in Spring 2023. Please check zk-learning.org if you are interested!

I'm always looking for motivated students, please send me an email with your CV.