Yuzhe Tang

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

4-193 CST




  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Lab/ Center/ Institute affiliation:

Full Stack Security Lab (FSSL) at CST 4-294

Areas of Expertise:

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
  • Cyber-security, vulnerability discovery, attack detection and mitigation.
  • Distributed systems and performance optimization.
  • Software engineering.

Dr. Tang is broadly interested in cyber-security, systems, software engineering, and system measurement. His cyber-security research covers vulnerability discovery, attack detection, attack mitigation, and measurement of deployed systems.

His current research focuses on blockchain security, blockchain systems, blockchain applications, and blockchain education. He has worked on confidential computing, trusted execution environments, and cloud security.

Honors and Awards:

  • The Ethereum Foundation academic award
  • Two NSF SaTC grants and an NSF CNS grant
  • The Best Paper award in IEEE Cloud 2012
  • The Best Paper award in ACM/IEEE CCGrid 2015
  • The AFRL visiting faculty research fellowship, 2017

Selected Publications:

  • K. Li, Y. Wang, Yuzhe Tang. “DETER: Denial of Ethereum Txpool sERvices”, ACM CCS 2021, Acceptance rate=22%
  • K. Li, J. Chen, X. Liu, Yuzhe Tang, X. Wang, X. Luo. “As Strong As Its Weakest Link: How to Break (and Fix) Blockchain DApps at RPC Service”, ISOC NDSS 2021, Acceptance rate=15.2%
  • K. Li, Yuzhe Tang, J. Chen, Y. Wang, X. Liu. “TopoShot: Uncovering Ethereum’s Network Topology Leveraging Replacement Transactions”, ACM IMC 2021, Acceptance rate=28% 
  • Y. Wang, Q. Zhang, K. Li, Yuzhe Tang, J. Chen, X. Luo, T. Chen. “iBatch: Saving Ethereum Fees via Secure and Cost-Effective Batching of Smart-Contract Invocations” ESEC/FSE 2021, Acceptance rate=24.5%
  • C. Zhang, C. Xu, J. Xu, Yuzhe Tang, B. Choi. “GEM^2-Tree: A Gas-Efficient Structure for Authenticated Range Queries in Blockchain”, IEEE ICDE 2019, Full Paper, Acceptance rate=26.8%