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Zhongtang Luo

(How to Read: Zone-Tan Lowe)


Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University

Institutional Email: luo401 [at] purdue [dot] edu
Personal Email: zhtluo [at] gmail [dot] com

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I am a Ph.D. student in the CS department of Purdue since 2021. My advisor is Prof. Aniket Kate. I am a member of the Freedom Research Lab. Previously I had my undergrad in Zhiyuan ACM Class at Shanghai Jiao Tong University during 2016–2020.

In my research, I look at how to make industry and academic work on cryptography, distributed systems, blockchains and applied security match up better, especially in how they handle efficiency and security. I've looked at things like consensus and data provenance. I see that companies focus on making their prototypes fast and efficient, while academia cares more about making sure these prototypes are formalized and secure. This difference creates a gap. My main question is: Can we find a way to make prototypes that are both fast and formalized?

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Competitive Programming

I am an active participant in competitive programming. I won a silver medal in ICPC 2018 World Finals with my wonderful teammates: Wenda Qiu and Boning Li.

A couple tutorials on certain subjects in CP:

CTF Write-up

Miscellaneous Projects

Projects not related to academia:

Random Subjects

Other stuffs that I have written - notes, essays, etc: