Simplify. Don't Over-Simplify

Liyi Zhou, Email: lzhou1110 (at) gmail (dot) com
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I am a Computer Science Lecturer (roughly equivalent to a US Assistant Professor) at the University of Sydney, and the co-founder of I focus on security and privacy problems. I work closely with Professor Arthur Gervais and Dr Kaihua Qin.

A significant part of my work focuses on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) due to their abundant data (code, transactions, attacks) and transparency. With a high Total Value Locked (TVL~$96 billion), research in this area has a substantial impact.

My ultimate goal is to develop generalized AI in security, similar to how Noam Brown created the first Poker AI.


Rankings do not mean much, they are provided here to illustrate my dedication to high-impact, top-tier research, especially for prospective PhD students.

🌟I am Hiring!🌟

My research interests include, but not limited to:
PhD Candidates 🎓
If you are passionate about pursuing a PhD with me, please email:
  1. Three bullet points highlighting your achievements (anything).
  2. At least two technical achievements.
  3. Your CV.
  4. Keep the email concise.
Research Interns + Engineers (Remote) 💻
We are hiring both research interns and engineers (Solidity, Golang, Postgres, NextJS) at If you are interested, please email me your CV.


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