Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University. His recent research interests include the security, privacy and scalability of decentralized systems, in particular those enabled by blockchains and trusted execution environments (TEEs). His works have been featured in Forbes, MIT Tech Review, IEEE Spectrum, CoinDesk, BitcoinMagazine, and numerous other blockchain news outlets. Several of his works have seen industry uptake. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, advised by Prof. Ari Juels. He is a member of IC3 and a recipient of an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for 2018-2020. He received B.Eng from Tsinghua University, China. In his separate capacity, he does research at Chainlink Labs.