• 08/2021: I was invited to give a talk on Bitcoin/routing attacks at ETH Zurich and CISPA. Talk slides can be found here.
  • 07/2021: I gave a talk (Youtube link) on Erebus attacks/countermeasures at Theory and Practice of Blockchains 2021.
  • 06/2021: I have been transferred to the Asian Institute of Digital Finance at NUS following the closure of NUS-Singtel.
  • 04/2021: I gave a lecture on Blockchain security in the CS5321 (Network Security) class at NUS.
    * After 4+ years of training, I am awarded the Shodan rank (aka black belt) and officially become a Karate senpai.
  • 03/2021: I am selected to be a distinguished Shadow PC reviewer at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021.
    * I successfully passed my Ph.D. Thesis Proposal.
  • 02/2021: Our paper on practical countermeasures against Erebus attacks in Bitcoin has been accepted to appear at USENIX Security 2021.
  • 01/2021:I will serve as a PC member of the Ninth International Workshop on Security in Blockchain and Cloud Computing (2021).

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  • 12/2020: I will serve in the Shadow Program Committee at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021.
  • 11/2020: I reviewed submissions for The Web Conference 2021 as a sub-reviewer.
    * I gave a Network Security lecture on Partitioning attacks against Bitcoin at KAIST.
  • 10/2020: I review the admissions to the Master of Computing programme at NUS as a student reviewer.
    * As the last maintenance for our Obscuro project, a VM file with all dependencies ready is now available.
  • 09/2020: I reviewed submissions for NDSS 2021 as a sub-reviewer.
  • 08/2020: I join NUS-Singtel as a Research Assistant.
  • 07/2020: As my advisor, Min Suk, is relocating to another university, I join Zhenkai's security group and work with him as my caretaker advisor for the rest of my Ph.D. program.
  • 06/2020: I reviewed submissions for CCS 2020 as a sub-reviewer.
  • 05/2020: I present the Erebus attack at IEEE S&P'20. [Slides] and [talk] are now available.
  • 02/2020: I will join the poster jury of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020, see the Call for posters.
  • 01/2020: I reviewed submissions for ACM ASIACCS 2020 as a sub-reviewer.
    * I attend the Network Security module (CS5231 - Spring 2020) as a Teaching Assistant.
    * I am recognized as the most driven member of the Ken Yu Kai Karate Association at the annual gathering.

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  • 12/2019: I will serve as a student PC member at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020 and a sub-reviewer at Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2020.
  • 11/2019: I have been awarded the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship 2019! This is one of the most prestigious awards for Ph.D. students. This year there are only 12 students from all Asia regions got awarded. [News][Interview].
  • 10/2019: I am invited to present my research with a focus on our recent Bitcoin partitioning attack at Microsoft Research Lab Asia in Beijing.
  • 09/2019: I won another Silver medal in Male Kumite -67Kg in the Singapore Karate League Season 2.
  • 08/2019: I received the Research Achievement Award from NUS School of Computing for my research performance over 2018-2019 academic year.
    * I present our Bitcoin partitioning attack at NUS Computer Science Research Week 2019, where I also chaired a session.
  • 07/2019: We gave a nice presentation on DDoS defenses using TEEs at ICDCS 2019. Slides (and its PDF version) are now available. [Link to the publications page].
    * Our paper about Erebus, a stealthy partitioning attack on Bitcoin peer-to-peer network, has been accepted to IEEE S&P 2020. [Link to the webpage].
  • 06/2019: I will serve NUS Computer Science Research Week 2019 (5-8 August) as a Program Committee member.
  • 05/2019: We gave a nice presentation on DDoS attacks and defenses at S&P 2019. [Link to the talk].
    * I have been selected for the prestigious President's Graduate Fellowship in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    * Our talk preview for upcoming S&P is available. It is a nice summary of our work in 1-minute video! [Link]
  • 04/2019: New (and more elegant) webpage!
  • 03/2019: Our recent work on a scalable and verifiable DDoS defense has been accepted to appear at ICDCS 2019!
  • 01/2019: I won Bronze medal for NUS in the Karate-do Inter-Tertiary Championships 2019.

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  • 12/2018: Our paper on feasibility of re-routing based DDoS defenses is accepted to S&P 2019!
    We presented Obscuro at ACSAC 2018. Puerto Rico is beautiful!
  • 08/2018: I joined NUS CRYSTAL Centre along with my advisor.
    * Obscuro, our Bitcoin mixer has been accepted to ACSAC 2018! Going to Puerto Rico!
  • 05/2018: I join IBM Blockchain Singapore for summer internship.
  • 01/2018: I am awarded S$10,000 from I&E Practicum@SoC grant!