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Yuzhe Tang

Associate Professor
Dept. of EECS, Syracuse University
4206 Center of Science and Technology,
Syracuse, 13244-4100
ytang100 [at] syr [dot] edu
C.V.: [webpage],[pdf]
Ph.D.: Georgia Tech., B.Sc.: Fudan Univ.

  • Apr. 2022: My Ph.D. student [Kai Li] is joining [the Computer Science Dept. at San Diego State Univ.] as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Godspeed to Kai!!

  • Feb. 2022: Invited to talk about our blockchain research in [UK Security seminar] and at [NUS].

  • Feb. 2022: Invited talk in [NSF blockchain-education workshop]: [slides].

  • Sep. 2021: Our paper accepted to ACM CCS 2021. Congrats to Kai and Yibo!

  • Aug. 2021: Our paper accepted to ACM IMC 2021. Congrats to Kai!

  • Aug. 2021: Our paper accepted to ACM Middleware 2021 (Industrial track).

  • Aug. 2021: Invited to serve a blockchain panel in VLDB’21 [link].

  • June 2021: Grateful to receive an NSF educational grant. We will be developing more blockchain labs.

  • June 2021: Our paper accepted to ESEC/FSE 2021. Congrats to Yibo, Kai and Jiaqi!

  • Oct. 2020: Our paper accepted to NDSS 2021. Congrats to Kai, Jiaqi and Xianghong!

  • Aug. 2020: Our paper accepted to Middleware 2020. Congrats to Kai and Zhehu!

  • Nov. 2019: Chair blockchain workshop BlockDM 2020. Please submit your best work [link].

  • July 2019: Deliver a public lecture to K-12 in Syracuse City School District.

  • Apr 2019: Honorable mention in Google & Intel 2019 C3 Challenge. Congrats to Kai and Burak! [link]

  • May 2018: Release blockchain labs and deliver them in the SEED workshop: [link].

  • Apr. 2018: Release Intel SGX labs: [link].

Research Interests

Dr. Tang is broadly interested in cyber-security and distributed systems. His current research focuses on systems security and performance/cost efficiency in blockchains and decentralized applications (DApp). In the past, he worked on trusted execution environments, cloud security, multi-party computation protocols. His research generally tackles the fundamental design tradeoff between security and performance: On the one hand, he analyzes and measures large-scale deployed systems to identify, verify, and mitigate vulnerabilities. On the other hand, he optimizes performance and builds middleware on security-centric systems.

Research projects:

More detail about his research: [link]

Recent Publications

Underline: students advised by Dr. Tang


  • Yuzhe Tang, Y. Wang, K. Li. “Towards Decentralized Auditing of Transparency Logs by Lightweight Fork Prevention on Blockchains”

  • Yuzhe Tang, K. Li, Y. Wang, J. Chen, C. Xu. “Efficiently Hardening SGX Enclaves against Memory Access Pattern Attacks via Dynamic Program Partitioning”


I am fortunate and grateful to work with the following bright Ph.D. students.

  • Kai Li [link]: CCS'21 (1st author), IMC'21 (1st author), NDSS'21 (1st author), Middleware'20 (1st author). Internships: IBM Research (’20), Amazon (’21). NortonLifeLock fellowship finalist (’22).

  • Yibo Wang [link]: FSE'21 (1st author), IMC'21 (co-author)

  • Jiaqi Chen [link]: NDSS'21, IMC'21, FSE'21, Middleware'20 (co-author)

  • Xianghong Liu: NDSS'21, IMC'21 (co-author)

  • Yuxuan Zhou [link]

[Link] to our FullStack Security Lab (FSSL).



  • Intel SGX emulator by a Linux kernel module: [link]

  • Secondary indexes on key-value store (HBase): [link]