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Yuchen Yang

I am a second-year P.h.D student in Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, where I'm honored to work with Prof.Yinzhi Cao. Before that, I received my M.S. in Security Informatics at Johns Hopkins University and my B.E. in Software Engineer at Shandong University.

My research interests focus on security and privacy issues in machine learning and deep learning. Currently I'm working on making privacy-preserving machine learning more accurate, e.g., accurate federated learning and differential privacy. I'm also interested in developing adversarial attacks on machine learning systems.

Email: yc [dot] yang [at] jhu [dot] edu  /  CV


  • 08/2022, I'll be attending Usenix Security 2022, see you at Boston!
  • 07/2022, Our paper on federated learning has been accepted by ECCV 2022.
  • Publications

  • Addressing Heterogeneity in Federated Learning via Distributional Transformation
    Yuchen Yang*, Haolin Yuan*, Bo Hui*, Philippe Burlina, Neil Zhenqiang Gong, Yinzhi Cao
    To appear in the Proceedings of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2022
    (* Equal Contributions)
  • Practical Blind Membership Inference Attack via Differential Comparisons
    Yuchen Yang*, Bo Hui*, Haolin Yuan*, Philippe Burlina, Neil Zhenqiang Gong, Yinzhi Cao
    In the Proceedings of Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2021
    (* Equal Contributions)
    paper | slides| code

  • Services

  • The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2022, External reviewer

  • IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) 2022, External reviewer

  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2022, External reviewer

  • Experiences

  • Teaching Assistant, at Johns Hopkins University, 2020.9 - 2020.12

  • Research Assistant, at Johns Hopkins University, 2020.3 - Present

  • Research Internship, at Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018.6 - 2018.9

  • More about me

    I'm glad to introduce my cat Go-Wha, pronunciation in Chinese means PUPPY since he acts like a puppy all the time. Funniest and happiest cat I'v ever seen! You will know it with one click :)

    What's more? How about a cheerleader (former), a kayak learner (recent), and a hotpot lover (forever)!