Fan Zhang

Assistant Professor

I’m an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Duke University. My research focuses on making real-world decentralized systems more secure using cryptography and trusted execution environments (TEEs).

My research has led to direct industry adoption. Town Crier and DECO have been licensed to Chainlink (news, news). Ekiden is used in Oasis Labs’ products. In my separate capacity, I’m also a security researcher at Chainlink Labs.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, advised by Prof. Ari Juels. I received my bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University.

Here are some projects I’ve been working on:


In 2021 Fall I’m teaching CS 590.02: Crypto and Crypto

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