Hello and welcome! I am a privacy researcher and engineer, and I currently work as a software engineer on a federated analytics research team at Google. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2022.
I was fortunate to be advised by Andreas Haeberlen, and I also spent two great summers interning at Microsoft Research.
My past research has focused on privacy and security in data analytics systems, particularly in large-scale distributed ones. I have worked on differential privacy, applied cryptography, federated learning, and distributed systems.
In general, I'm motivated to study and build trustworthy and human-respecting digital infrastructure, whether this be through privacy enhancing technologies, or more broadly through ethical computing that is accountable and transparent. I'm particularly curious about whether (and how) privacy-preserving technology can help enhance democracy and decrease inequality.
I grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and completed my bachelor studies in Computer Science at Columbia University.
Hengchu Zhang, Edo Roth, Benjamin Pierce, Aaron Roth, Andreas Haeberlen.
OOPSLA 2020, Chicago, IL, USA.
Neeraj Gandhi, Edo Roth, Robert Gifford, Linh Thi Xuan Phan, Andreas Haeberlen.
RTAS 2020, Sydney, Australia.
Hengchu Zhang, Edo Roth, Andreas Haeberlen, Benjamin C Pierce, Aaron Roth.
ICFP 2019, Berlin, Germany.
Fall 2018, University of Pennsylvania, [Website]
Spring 2019, University of Pennsylvania
AEC Reviewer at EuroSys 2021
AEC Reviewer at OSDI 2020