Frank Y. Wang


I am a final year Ph.D student at MIT CSAIL in the PDOS group, advised by Nickolai Zeldovich and James Mickens. Some of my other close collaborators are Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Shafi Goldwasser, and Matei Zaharia. Before MIT, I received my B.S. in computer science from Stanford, advised by Dan Boneh.

Broadly speaking, my research lies at the intersection of systems and cryptography. More specifically, I am interested in building practical secure systems that protect user data in large-scale, distributed web application systems.

I also enjoy collaborating and interacting with industry executives to identify and address future needs in the security industry. To bridge the gap between academia and industry, I co-founded Cybersecurity Factory with Jean Yang, a summer program for early stage cybersecurity startups. Top security companies and venture firms, like Highland Capital, Rapid7, Cybereason, and Akamai, sponsor and support our program! You can also find me hanging out with people from Rough Draft Ventures.


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Director: MIT Security Seminar
Co-founder: Cybersecurity Factory
Board of Trustees: Sidney-Pacific