I am an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. I have a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department and am a part of CyLab. My group’s research focus is on the security and privacy implications of data transparency. As part of this focus, my research interests span the algorithmic and theoretical foundations of blockchains, machine learning, distributed systems, and privacy-enhancing technologies.

News

  • 4/10/20: Thanks to JP Morgan Chase for a Faculty Research Award (with Vyas Sekar) on generating synthetic time series datasets
  • 3/15/20: Thanks to Google for a Faculty Research Award (with Sewoong Oh) on federated learning of disentangled generative models
  • 12/12/19: Zinan Lin was selected for the 2019-2020 Siemens FutureMaker Fellowship Award. Congratulations, Zinan!
  • 12/5/19: “SquiRL: Automating Attack Discovery on Blockchain Incentive Mechanisms with Deep Reinforcement Learning” was selected as the zkCapital Paper of the Week
  • 7/24/19: Honored to be re-appointed as Fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity
  • 7/3/19: “Barracuda: The Power of l-Polling in Proof-of-Stake Blockchains”, with Jiantao Jiao, Ashok Makkuva, Sewoong Oh, Ranvir Rana, and Pramod Viswanath, won the Best Paper Award at MobiHoc 2019.
  • 9/15/2018: I am honored to be a fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity.
  • 8/25/2018: Alankar Jain has been named a 2018-2019 Siebel Scholar. Congratulations, Alankar!
  • 8/15/2018: Our work on anonymous routing for cryptocurrencies (Dandelion) has been assigned a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) number (156). It also has been/is being integrated into BitMessage, Grin, and soon ZCoin.
  • 3/26/2018: Check out Zinan Lin’s and Sewoong Oh’s YouTube interview on our PacGAN paper.
  • 10/2/2017: Zinan Lin was named a CMU Presidential Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Congratulations, Zinan!

Short Bio

Giulia Fanti is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests span the algorithmic foundations of blockchains, distributed systems, privacy-preserving technologies, and machine learning. She is a fellow for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, and has received best paper awards from ACM Sigmetrics and ACM MobiHoc, as well as an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She obtained her Ph.D. in EECS from U.C. Berkeley and her B.S. in ECE from Olin College of Engineering.