Yupeng Zhang

Ph.D student in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742, USA

I am on the job market this year. Please see my Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement and Teaching Statement.

I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, working with Prof. Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou and Prof. Jonathan Katz on the exciting area of computer security, privacy and cryptography. Recently, I am working on verifiable computation, searchable encryption and privacy-preserving machine learning.

My research is generously supported by the Google PhD Fellowship (33 recipients, 3 in cybersecurity, from all universities in North America, Europe and the Middle East).


Publications

  1. vRAM: Faster Verifiable RAM With Program-Independent Preprocessing
    Yupeng Zhang, Daniel Genkin, Jonathan Katz, Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Charalampos Papamanthou
    In 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) , 2018. (To appear)

  2. vSQL: Verifying General SQL Queries over Dynamic Outsourced Databases
    Yupeng Zhang, Daniel Genkin, Jonathan Katz, Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Charalampos Papamanthou
    In 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) , 2017. (Acceptance rate: 13.3%)

  3. SecureML: A System for Scalable Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    *Payman Mohassel and Yupeng Zhang (* denotes author names in alphabetical order)
    In 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), 2017. (Acceptance rate: 13.3%)

  4. An Expressive (Zero-Knowledge) Set Accumulator
    Yupeng Zhang, Jonathan Katz and Charalampos Papamanthou
    In 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P) , 2017. (Acceptance rate: 19.5%)

  5. All Your Queries Are Belong to Us: The Power of File-Injection Attacks on Searchable Encryption
    Yupeng Zhang, Jonathan Katz and Charalampos Papamanthou
    In 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security) , 2016. (Acceptance rate: 15.5%)

  6. Efficient Authenticated Multi-Pattern Matching
    Zhe Zhou, Tao Zhang, Sherman SM Chow, Yupeng Zhang and Kehuan Zhang
    In ACM Aisa Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS) , 2016. (Acceptance rate: 23.1%)

  7. IntegriDB: Verifiable SQL for Outsourced Databases
    Yupeng Zhang, Jonathan Katz, Charalampos Papamanthou
    In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) , 2015. (Acceptance rate: 19.3%) ( Webpage slides )

  8. ALITHEIA: Towards Practical Verifiable Graph Processing
    Yupeng Zhang, Charalampos Papamanthou and Jonathan Katz
    In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) , 2014. (Acceptance rate: 19.5%) (slides )

  9. Streaming Authenticated Data Structures: Abstraction and Implementation
    Yi Qian, Yupeng Zhang, Xi Chen and Charalampos Papamanthou
    In The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW) , 2014.

  10. Distributed Load Balancing in a Multiple Server System by Shift-Invariant Protocol Sequences
    Yupeng Zhang and Wing Shing Wong
    In Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) , pp. 1639 - 1644, 2013.

  11. Failure of TCP Congestion Control under Diversity Routing
    Yupeng Zhang, John Chapin and Vincent W.S. Chan
    In Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) , pp.569-574, 2011.


Manuscripts

  1. A Zero-Knowledge Version of vSQL
    Yupeng Zhang, Daniel Genkin, Jonathan Katz, Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Charalampos Papamanthou


Invited Talks

  1. Privacy-preserving Machine Learning
    Princeton University, November 2017
    US Cencus Bureau, November 2017
    University of California, Berkeley, August 2017 (slides).

  2. Verifiable Databases and RAM Programs
    MIT, Feburary 2018
    Stanford University, August 2017 (slides)
    DIMACS workshop on Outsourcing Computation Securely, July 2017

  3. Verifiable Databases
    University of Pennsylvania, April 2017

  4. Attacks on Searchable Encryption
    Cornell University, April 2016 (slides)
    DCAPS workshop, Feb 2016 (slides)

Activities

  1. Reviewer for PoPETs 2017, 2018.

  2. Reviewer for Transactions on Information Forensics & Security.

  3. Program Committee, World Wide Web Conference 2017 security and privacy track.

  4. Student Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2016.

  5. Future Faculty Program, University of Maryland, 2016.

  6. External reviewer for: CCS 2015, 2016; NDSS2016,2017; Crypto 2016,2017; SCC2016; TISSEC2016; ACNS2015; ISC2014; WPES2014.