Xiao Liang    [Curriculum Vitae]

I am a Postdoctoral Associate working with professors Nai-Hui Chia and Kai-Min Chung, physically located in a superposition of Rice University and Academia Sinica. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, where I was fortune to have been advised by Professor Omkant Pandey. Before that, I received an M.S. degree in Applied Math from Stony Brook University and a B.S. in Economics from Beijing Institute of Technology.

I am interested in (classical and quantum) Cryptography and its interplay with Computational Complexity Theory. My work has been focused on Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Secure Multi-Party Computation, Non-Malleability, and Signatures.

Interesting Things about Me:
  • I used to write Chinese poetry (both classical and modern) and won the 2nd prize at the 2015 Chinese Poetry Writing Competition for Chinese-Speaking Undergrads and Grads. Check my award-winning work here with comments from the famous lyricist and poet Vincent Fang (Chinese: 方文山). [More works of me]
  • I won the National Scholarship (one of the highest honors for Chinese undergraduates) when I majored in Economics, an area in which I have already lost my interest.

Professional Services

  • Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Storage (2019), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2021)
  • Subreviewer: QIP (2023),  FOCS (2022),  Crypto (2020-2022),  Eurocrypt (2020, 2022, 2023),  TCC (2018-2022),  ITC (2020), Asiacrypt (2019, 2021, 2022),  PKC (2020, 2022),  SCN (2022)

Publications   (Unless stated otherwise, authors are arranged alphabetically)

Other Talks

  • Alice's Adventure in Quantum Wonderland (or A New Approach to Post-Quantum Non-Malleability)
    A Rump Session Talk at Crypto 2022 (Aug. 16th, 2022)     [Slides] [Video]
  • The Watrous Post-Quantum Zero-Knowledge Proof
    Crypto Reading Group at Max-Planck Institute (Aug. 2nd, 2021)     [Slides] [LaTeX Code]
  • The Lempel-Ziv Compression Algorithm
    Crypto Reading Group at Stony Brook University (Nov. 6th, 2016)     [Slides]