I am a second-year PhD student at Network Security Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle, advised by Prof. Radha Poovendran. Prior joining UW, I received my bachelor’s (joint) degree in Communication Engineering at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and University of Glasgow (UofG). During my undergrad, I was advised by Prof. Lei Zhang.

My email -> zxu9 [at] uw [dot] edu ~

Research Interests

My research interests lie broadly in security, privacy and fairness of machine learning. Currently, I am working with a group of amazing collaborators in the following topics:

  • Trustworthy LLMs. Investigating emerging threats in LLM alignment and exploring defense mechanisms.
  • Federated Learning. Privacy, security, and fairness in large-scale Federated Learning systems.

During my undergraduate, my research focus was the theory and algorithm of distributed consensus.

Last Update: 2024-06-16

Zhangchen Xu