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Yushan Liu 刘雨姗


Ph.D. Student at Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Email: yushan [at] princeton [dot] edu

Office address: F310, Engineering Quadrangle, Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08540


I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. My research advisor is Prof. Prateek Mittal. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Please see more in my CV.


My research interests are network privacy and security, trustworthy social networks, data privacy and machine learning. Currently, I am working on projects about enhancing the privacy and security in the enterprise systems, anonymous communication networks and social network based systems.


  • Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Sept. 2014 - Present

  • B.S. in Information Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Sept. 2010 - July 2014


  • Summer Intern in IBM Research, June-Aug. 2018

  • Summer Intern in Google Inc, May-Aug. 2017

  • Summer Intern in NEC Laboratories America, Inc, June-Sept. 2016

  • Teaching Assistant (Course ELE 535: Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition) in Princeton University, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016

  • Research Assistant in Princeton University, Sept. 2014-Present


  1. Yushan Liu, Mu Zhang, Ding Li, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Prateek Mittal,
    Towards a Timely Causality Analysis for Enterprise Security [PDF]
    The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2018, San Deigo, Feb. 2018.

  2. Yushan Liu, Shouling Ji and Prateek Mittal,
    SmartWalk: Enhancing Social Network Security via Adaptive Random Walks [PDF]
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2016, Vienna, Oct. 2016.

  3. Zhuotao Liu, Yushan Liu, Philipp Winter, Prateek Mittal, Yih-Chun Hu,
    TorPolice: Towards Enforcing Service-Defined Access Policies in Anonymous Systems
    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2017.

  4. Yushan Liu, Ying Cui and Xinbing Wang,
    Connectivity and Transmission Delay in Large-scale Ad Hoc CR Networks with Unreliable Secondary Links [PDF]
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) 2014.


  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence, 2017

  • Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering, 2017

  • Princeton Electrical Engineering PhD Early Career Award honorable mention, 2016

  • The Anthony Ephremides Fellowship in Electrical Engineering, 2015

  • First-year Graduate Student Fellowship in Princeton University, 2014

  • Excellent Graduate Award of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2014

  • National Scholarship, granted by Ministry of Education of P.R.China (top 2%, 3 times), 2011-2013

  • SJTU Academic Excellence Scholarship Class-A (top 1%, 3 times), 2011-2013