Kevin Yuanshun Yao

Contact

Department of Computer Science
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: ysyao at cs dot uchicago dot edu
GPG Key ID: B507204B
Curriculum Vitae
I am a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science at University of Chicago. My research focuses on machine learning (especially deep learning) and security. I publish papers in top conferences like IEEE S&P, CCS, USENIX Security, MobiSys, IMC, and WWW. My work is covered by a number of mainstream media outlets, e.g. WIRED, Business Insider, Scientific American, Forbes, Fortune, The Verge, Engadget, New York Post, and Nvidia etc. I received three B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Publications

Latent Backdoor Attacks on Deep Neural Networks
Yuanshun Yao, Huiying Li, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). London, UK, November 2019.
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Neural Cleanse: Identifying and Mitigating Backdoor Attacks in Neural Networks
Bolun Wang, Yuanshun Yao, Shawn Shan, Huiying Li, Bimal Viswanath, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P). San Francisco, CA, May 2019.
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With Great Training Comes Great Vulnerability: Practical Attacks against Transfer Learning
Bolun Wang, Yuanshun Yao, Bimal Viswanath, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security). Baltimore, MD, August 2018.
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Complexity vs. Performance: Empirical Analysis of Machine Learning as a Service
Yuanshun Yao, Zhujun Xiao, Bolun Wang, Bimal Viswanath, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of 17th ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC). London, UK, November 2017.
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Automated Crowdturfing Attacks and Defenses in Online Review Systems
Yuanshun Yao, Bimal Viswanath, Jenna Cryan, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). Dallas, TX, October 2017.
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Object Recognition and Navigation using a Single Networking Device
Yanzi Zhu, Yuanshun Yao, Ben Y. Zhao and Haitao Zheng
Proceedings of 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys). Niagara Falls, NY, June 2017.
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Identifying Value in Crowdsourced Wireless Signal Measurements
Zhijing Li, Ana Nika, Xinyi Zhang, Yanzi Zhu, Yuanshun Yao, Ben Y. Zhao and Haitao Zheng
Proceedings of 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW). Perth, Australia, April 2017.
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A General Framework to Increase the Robustness of Model-based Change Point Detection Algorithms to Outliers and Noise
Xi C. Chen, Yuanshun Yao, Sichao Shi, Snigdhansu Chatterjee, Vipin Kumar and James H. Faghmous
Proceedings of SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM). Miami, FL, May 2016.
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A Daily Global Mesoscale Ocean Eddy Dataset from Satellite Altimetry
James H. Faghmous, Ivy Frenger, Yuanshun Yao, Robert Warmka, Aron Lindell and Vipin Kumar
Scientific Data 2, Nature Publishing Group. June 2015.
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Teaching

CS 16 Problem Solving with Computers
Winter 2016
University of California, Santa Barbara
CS 8 Introduction to Computer Science
Fall 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara
Csci 2033 Elementary Computational Linear Algebra
Spring 2015
Univerity of Minneosta
Math 5651 Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics
Spring 2013
Univerity of Minneosta