Yuzhe Tang

ytang100@syr.edu • +1 678 793 2706 • ecs.syr.edu/faculty/yuzhe
4-206 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100, USA


Academic Position

2014* -
Assistant Professor, Department of EECS, Syracuse University

Education

Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA USA), 2009-2014
M.Sc.
Fudan University (Shanghai, China), 2006-2009
B.Sc.
Fudan University (Shanghai, China), 2002-2006

Research Areas

Basic-research areas
Cyber-security and distributed systems with focuses on vulnerability discovery & mitigation, security measurement, trusted execution environment, and performance optimization.
Application focus
Currently on the emerging security-critical scenarios including blockchain and decentralized applications, cloud computing and data outsourcing, and privacy-preserving data federation.

Publications

CCS21
DETER: Denial of Ethereum’s Txpool-basEd seRvices
Kai Li, Yibo Wang, Yuzhe Tang.
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2021
IMC21
TopoShot: Uncovering Ethereum’s Network Topology Leveraging Replacement Transactions
Kai Li, Yuzhe Tang, Jiaqi Chen, Yibo Wang, Xianghong Liu
ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2021
Acceptance rate=28%
NDSS21
As Strong As Its Weakest Link: How to Break Blockchain DApps at RPC Service
Kai Li, Jiaqi Chen, Xianghong Liu, Yuzhe Tang, XiaoFeng Wang, Xiapu Luo
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2021
Acceptance rate=15.2%
FSE21
iBatch: Saving Ethereum Fees via Secure and Cost-Effective Batching of Smart-Contract Invocations
Yibo Wang, Qi Zhang, Kai Li, Yuzhe Tang, Jiaqi Chen, Xiapu Luo, Ting Chen.
ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) 2021
Acceptance rate=24.5%
MW21i
Authenticated Key-Value Stores with Hardware Enclaves
Yuzhe Tang, Kai Li, Qi Zhang, Jianliang Xu, Jason Chen
ACM/IFIP Middleware 2021 (Industrial track)
ToNSE21
VFChain: Enabling Verifiable and Auditable Federated Learning via Blockchain Systems
Zhe Peng, Jianliang Xu, Xiaowen Chu, Shang Gao, Yuan Yao, Rong Gu, Yuzhe Tang
IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSESI) 2021
MW20
Cost-Effective Data Feeds to Blockchains via Workload-Adaptive Data Replication
Kai Li, Yuzhe Tang, Jiaqi Chen, Zhehu Yuan, Cheng Xu, Jianliang Xu
ACM/IFIP Middleware conference 2020
Acceptance rate=25.2%
SERIAL20
Scalable Log Auditing on Private Blockchains via Lightweight Log-Fork Prevention
Yuzhe Tang, Kai Li, Yibo Wang, Sencer Burak Somuncuoglu
Workshop on Scalable and Resilient Infrastructures for Distributed Ledgers 2020, co-located with ACM/IFIP Middleware conference 2020
ICDE19
GEM^2-Tree: A Gas-Efficient Structure for Authenticated Range Queries in Blockchain
Ce Zhang, Cheng Xu, Jianliang Xu, Yuzhe Tang, Byron Choi.
IEEE 36th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2020
Acceptance rate=26.8%
SComm19
Secure Consistency Verification for Untrusted Cloud Storage by Public Blockchains
Kai Li, Yuzhe Tang, Beom Heyn Kim, Jianliang Xu
SecureComm 2019
SComm19
Authenticated LSM Trees with Minimal Trust, (Short paper)
Yuzhe Tang, Ju Chen, Kai Li.
SecureComm 2019
CISSE19
Hands-on Labs for Secure Programming on Modern Trusted Platforms,
Yuzhe Tang, Wenliang Du.
The Colloquium For Information Systems Security Education, 2019
ASONAM19
Computing Node Clustering Coefficients Securely, Short paper
K. Areekijseree, Yuzhe Tang, Sucheta Soundarajan
IEEE ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2019
SComm18
Secure and Efficient Multi-Party Directory Publication for Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing
K. Areekijseree, Ju Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Shuang Wang, Arun Iyengar and B. Palanisamy.
SecureComm 2018, Acceptance rate=30.6%
Cloud18
ChainFS: Blockchain-Secured Cloud Storage
Qiwu Zou, Yuzhe Tang, Ju Chen, Kai Li, Charles Kamoua, Kevin Kwiat, Laurent Njilla
IEEE Cloud 2018, Acceptance rate=20%
Cloud18
Pinchao Liu, Liting Hu, Hailu Xu, Zhiyuan Shi, Jason Liu, Qingyang Wang, Jai Dayal and Yuzhe Tang
A Toolset for Detecting Containerized Application’s Dependencies in CaaS Clouds
IEEE Cloud 2018, Acceptance rate=20%
Cloud18
Hailu Xu, Liting Hu, Pinchao Liu, Yao Xiao, Wentao Wang, Jai Dayal, Qingyang Wang and Yuzhe Tang
Oases: An Online Scalable Spam Detection System for Social Networks
IEEE Cloud 2018, Acceptance rate=20%
FC18w
Lightweight Blockchain Logging for Data-Intensive Applications
Yuzhe Tang, Zihao Xing, Cheng Xu, Ju Chen, Jianliang Xu
The Workshop of Trusted Smart Contract at the International Conference of Financial Cryptography 2018
VT18
Non-interactive Identity-based Underwater data transmission with Anonymity and Zero-knowledge
Changsheng Wan, Vir V Phoha, Yuzhe Tang, Aiqun Hu
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2017
CIC17
PADS: Privacy-preserving Auction Design for Allocating Dynamically Priced Cloud Resources
Jinlai Xu, Balaji Palanisamy, Yuzhe Tang, SD Madhu Kumar
IEEE CIC 2017
SOSP17w
Strongly Secure and Efficient Data Shuffle on Hardware Enclaves
Ju Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Hao Zhou
The Workshop of Systems Software for Trusted Execution (SysTEX) at ACM SOSP 2017
ICDCS17(P)
Towards Secure Public Directory for Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing
Amin Fallahi, Xi Liu, Yuzhe Tang, Shuang Wang, Rui Zhang.
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Poster
ICDCS17w
Social-Aware Decentralization for Efficient and Secure Multi-Party Computation
Yuzhe Tang, Sucheta Soundarajan
The Workshop of Big-Data Privacy and Security at IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
BMC16
Secure Multi-pArty Computation Grid LOgistic REgression (SMAC-GLORE)
Haoyi Shi, Chao Jiang, Wenrui Dai, Xiaoqian Jiang, Yuzhe Tang, Lucila Ohno-Machado and Shuang Wang
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making [open access]
SecDev16
Towards Building Practical And Secure Multi-Party Databases
Yuzhe Tang, Wenqing Zhuang
IEEE Cyber-security Development Conference 2016 (Abstract)
BioInfo16
HEALER: Homomorphic computation of ExAct Logistic rEgRes-sion for secure rare disease variants analysis in GWAS
Shuang Wang, Y. Zhang, W. Dai, K. Lauter, M. Kim, Yuzhe Tang, X. Jiang
Oxford Journals BioInformatics, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv563
BMC15
Privacy-preserving GWAS analysis on federated genomic datasets
Scott D Constable, Yuzhe Tang, Shuang Wang, Xiaoqian Jiang, Steve Chapin
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015, [Open access]
TKDE15
Privacy-Preserving Multi-Keyword Search in Information Networks
Yuzhe Tang, Ling Liu
IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 27(9): 2424-2437 (2015)
CCGrid15
Deferred Lightweight Indexing for Log-Structured Key-Value Stores
Yuzhe Tang, Arun Iyengar, Wei Tan, Liana Fong, Ling Liu, Balaji Palanisamy
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing 2015: 11-20
Best Paper Award
HPBDC15
KTV Tree: Interactive Top-K Aggregation on Large Dataset in Cloud
Yuzhe Tang, Ling Liu, Junichi Tatemura, Hakan Hacigumus
IEEE International Conference of Distributed Computing Systems Workshops 2015: 136-141
HotCloud15
Privacy-Preserving Offloading of Mobile App to the Public Cloud
Yue Duan, Mu Zhang, Heng Yin, Yuzhe Tang
USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing 2015
TBC15
Secure Multi-party Computation on Grid Logistic Regression
Haoyi Shi, Shuang Wang, Wenrui Dai, Yuzhe Tang, Xiaoqian Jiang, LucilaOhno-Machado
Annual Translational Bioinformatics Conference 2015
ACSAC14
Lightweight Authentication of Freshness in Outsourced Key-Value Stores
Yuzhe Tang, Ling Liu, Xin Hu, Jiyong Jang
USENIX/ACM Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2014: 176-185
Acceptance rate=19.9%
ICDCS14
e-PPI: Locator Service in Information Networks with Personalized Privacy Preservation
Yuzhe Tang, Ling Liu, Arun Iyengar
IEEE International Conference of Distributed Computing Systems 2014: 186-197
EDBT14
Diff-Index: Differentiated Index in Distributed Log-Structured Data Stores
Wei Tan, Sandeep Tata, Yuzhe Tang, Liana Fong
International Conference on Extending Database Technology 2014: 700-711
JDPD14
Anonymizing Continuous Queries with Delay-tolerant Mix-zones on Road Networks
Balaji Palanisamy, Ling Liu, Kisung Lee, Shicong Meng, Yuzhe Tang
International Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases 32(1): 91-118 (2014)
ICDE14d
Outsourcing multi-version key-value stores with verifiable data freshness
Yuzhe Tang, Ling Liu, Ting Wang, Xin Hu, Reiner Sailer, Peter Pietzuch
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering 2014: 1214-1217 (Demo paper)
TPDS13
Auto-pipelining for Data Stream Processing
Yuzhe Tang, Bugra Gedik
IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst. 24(12): 2344-2354 (2013)
Cloud13
Residency Aware Inter-VM Communication in Virtualized Cloud: Performance Measurement and Analysis
Qi Zhang, Ling Liu, Yi Ren, Kisung Lee, Yuzhe Tang, Xu Zhao, Yang Zhou
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2013: 204-211
Cloud13
Efficient and Customizable Data Partitioning Framework for Distributed Big RDF Data Processing in the Cloud
Kisung Lee, Ling Liu, Yuzhe Tang, Qi Zhang, Yang Zhou
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2013: 327-334
MSN12
Location Privacy with Road Network Mix-Zones
Balaji Palanisamy, Ling Liu, Kisung Lee, Shicong Meng, Yuzhe Tang
IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks 2012: 124-131
Cloud12
Reliable State Monitoring in Cloud Data Centers
Shicong Meng, Arun Iyengar, I. Rouvellou, L. Liu, K. Lee, B. Palanisamy, Yuzhe Tang
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing 2012: 951-958
Best Paper Award
CIKM11
Privacy Preserving Indexing for eHealth Information Networks
Yuzhe Tang, Ting Wang, Ling Liu, Shicong Meng, Balaji Palanisamy
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management 2011: 905-914
TPDS11
A Lightweight Multi-dimensional Index for Complex Queries over DHTs
Yuzhe Tang, Jianliang Xu, Shuigeng Zhou, Wang-Chien Lee, Dingxiong Deng, Yue Wang
IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst. 22(12): 2046-2054 (2011)
TKDE10
LIGHT: A Query-Efficient yet Low-Maintenance Indexing Scheme over DHTs
Yuzhe Tang, Shuigeng Zhou, Jianliang Xu
IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 22(1): 59-75 (2010)
ICDCS09
m-LIGHT: Indexing Multi-Dimensional Data over DHTs
Yuzhe Tang, Jianliang Xu, Shuigeng Zhou, Wang-Chien Lee
IEEE International Conference of Distributed Computing Systems 2009: 191-198
ICDCS08
LHT: A Low-Maintenance Indexing Scheme over DHTs
Yuzhe Tang, Shuigeng Zhou
IEEE International Conference of Distributed Computing Systems 2008: 141-151

Research Grants

2021-2024
Collaborative Research: SaTC: EDU: Developing Instructional Laboratories for Blockchain Security Applications,
Yuzhe Tang (PI), Jing Lei, Farzana Rahman, Hongmei Chi.
Total: $399,995, PI Tang’s portion: $340,000
National Science Foundation (NSF)
2018-2021
SaTC: Small: External Obliviousness in Trusted Execution Environments
Yuzhe Tang (Single PI), $496,999 + $16,000
National Science Foundation (NSF)
2019-2020
Planning IUCRC Syracuse University: Center for High-Assurance Secure Systems and IoT (CHASSI)
Shui-Kai Chin (PI), Yuzhe Tang (Co-PI), $15,000
National Science Foundation (NSF)
2018-2020
SGX-based Key-Management Applications in the Cloud
Yuzhe Tang (Single PI), $9,996
Intel Gift
2017-2018
Cryptographic Engineering on Modern Trusted Platforms
Yuzhe Tang (PI), Wenliang Du (Co-PI), $300,000
National Security Agency (NSA)
2015-2016
Optimizing Privacy-Preserving Analytics in Information Networks
Yuzhe Tang (PI), $69,861
Cyber Research Institute (CRI)

Internal grants

2021-2023
Workload-Adaptive Designs for Cost-Effective Decentralized Applications on Blockchains
Yuzhe Tang (Single PI), $21,000,
CUSE Grant (Syracuse University Internal Grant)
2018-2020
On-Campus Blockchain Applications for Education and Beyond
Wenliang Du (PI), Yuzhe Tang (Co-PI), $30,000
CUSE Grant (Syracuse University Internal Grant)
2018-2020
Efficient Algorithms for Secure, Large-Scale Graph Mining
Yuzhe Tang (PI), Sucheta Soundarajan (Co-PI), $30,000
CUSE Grant (Syracuse University Internal Grant)

Patents

2015
Adaptive Auto-pipelining in Stream Processing Applications
Bugra Gedik, Scott A. Schneider, Yuzhe Tang, Kun-lung Wu
US patent granted (US9098350B2)

Teaching

Fall 2020
CIS600/FIN600, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
Fall 2019
CIS600/FIN600, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
CIS628/CIS428, Introduction to Applied Cryptography
Spring 2019
CSE384, System Programming
Fall 2018
CIS600/FIN600, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Spring 2018
CIS300, Introduction to System Programming
Fall 2017
CIS700, Modern Information Security and Privacy
Spring 2017
CIS/CSE600, Applied Cryptography
CIS655/CSE661, Advanced Computer Architecture
CIS423, System Programming
Spring 2016
CIS700/CSE791, Big-Data and Cloud Security, website: [link]
Fall 2015
CIS655/CSE661, Advanced Computer Architecture (180 students), website: [link]
Spring 2015
CIS700/CSE791, Distributed Systems in Cloud, website: [link]
Fall 2014
CIS655/CSE661, Advanced Computer Architecture (180 students)

Student Supervision

Ph.D.
Kai Li, Yibo Wang, Jiaqi Chen, Xianghong Liu, Qi Zhang
Alumni
Zhehu Yuan (U.G.), PhD at NYU
Sencer Burak Somuncuoglu (M.S.), Chainalysis
Qiwu Zou (U.G.), Master at Cornell
Vinutha Karanth (M.S.), Microsoft
Katchaguy Areekijseree (M.S.), PhD at Syracuse Univ.
Hari Krishna Gajarla (M.S.), Bloomberg, L.P.

Professional Services

Program chair
GLSD 2018/2020 (Great lake security day)
The BlockDM workshop 2021/2020/2019 (the International Workshop of Blockchain and Data Management, co-located with ICDE)
Program committee
WWW 2020, 2021
ICDCS 2020, 2017, 2015
IPDPS 2018, IEEE Computing 2017
TOCS 2017
ICICS 2021
IEEE Cloud 2015
PAIS 2016, 2015
TKDE 2017,2016, 2015
TSC 2021, 2017,2016, 2015
TWeb 2015, TCSVT 2014, Middleware 2012

Internship Experience

05/2013-08/2013
IBM Research (T.J. Watson Lab) at Yorktown Heights, NY USA
05/2012-08/2012
IBM Research (T.J. Watson Lab) at Yorktown Heights, NY USA
05/2011-08/2011
IBM Research (T.J. Watson Lab) at Hawthorn, NY USA
05/2010-08/2010
NEC Labs America at Cupertino, CA USA
01/2009-06/2009
Microsoft Research Asia at Beijing, China
01/2006-04/2006
IBM Corp. at Shanghai, China

Honors and Awards

Invited Talks

NKU’14
Scalable and secure cloud service in big data systems
North Kentucky University, Newport, KY,
Department of Computer Science,
Feb. 24, 2014
UDel’14
Scalable and secure cloud service in big data systems
University of Delaware, Newark, DE,
Department of Computer and Information Sciences,
Feb. 28, 2014
NECLab’14
Scalable and secure cloud service in big data systems
NEC Lab America, Princeton, NJ,
March 7, 2014
IBM’14
Scalable and secure cloud service in big data systems
IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, March 18, 2014
MST’14
Scalable and secure cloud service in big data systems
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO,
Computer Science Department,
March 31, 2014
HealthTech’14
Searching HIE with Differentiated Privacy Preservation [link]
USENIX Security, San Diego, CA,
August 31, 2014
LSU’14
Securing Key-Value Stores in the Public Cloud using Lightweight Authentication [link]
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA,
Department of Computer Science,
December 16, 2014
Fudan’16
Lightweight Authentication of Freshness in Outsourced Key-Value Stores
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
School of Computer Science,
Dec. 28, 2016
NUDT’17
Lightweight Authentication of Freshness in Outsourced Key-Value Stores
National University of Defense and Technology, Changsha, China
Department of Computer Science,
Jan. 4, 2017
XJTU’17
Lightweight Authentication of Freshness in Outsourced Key-Value Stores
Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
School of Computer Science,
Jan. 10, 2017
Cornell’17
Lightweight Authentication of Freshness in Outsourced Key-Value Stores
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Department of Computer Science,
Feb. 3, 2017
MoST’17
TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Get Your Head In The Clouds! Cloud Computing: Risks and Rewards” [link]
Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse, NY
June 17, 2017
CSIAC’17
Public lecture: “Blockchain: Applications, Security Promises and Internals”
Dec. 19 2017, [webinar], [slides]