Féngrùn Liú


The IPA pronunciation of my Chinese name is close to /fəŋ rʊn/ /li̯oʊ/.
You can call me Fengrun or simply call me Fred.


I am a second-year master's student at USTC. My research interests lie broadly in cryptography, especially zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) and secure multi-party computation (MPC).

I am a research intern at Shanghai Qi Zhi Institute, fortunate to be advised by Prof. Yu Yu.
Recently, I have been working on a project focused on generating SNARKs for FHE operations, under the supervision of Prof. Yuncong Hu and Dr. Xiang Xie. I've been having a good time!

I enjoy writing as it helps me deepen my understanding of what I'm learning.
To this day (2024/1/20), I have written 67 posts on my blog page and attracted over 23k visitors.

Here is my curriculum vitae (CV). You can reach me by email.

Email: or fengrun.liu@gmail.com or fredliu@mail.ustc.edu.cn

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) M.S. in Cyberspace Security [transcript] Sep. 2022 – Expected Dec. 2024
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) B.Eng. in Software Engineering [transcript] Sep. 2018 – Jun. 2022

Scalable Multi-party Computation Protocols for Machine Learning in the Honest-Majority Setting [ paper ] [ code ]
Fengrun Liu, Xiang Xie, Yu Yu
USENIX Security 2024

Research Experience

1. MPC Protocols Tailored for Privacy-preserving Machine Learning (PPML)

2022 - Jun. 2023
2. Generate SNARKs for FHE Operations Oct. 2023 – Present
     This project is currently ongoing. Please stay tuned for further updates.