Kaiyuan Zhang Kaiyuan Zhang | 张开元
Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
305 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
Email: zhan4057 at purdue.edu
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I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University, working with Prof. Xiangyu Zhang. My research interests focus on security problems in machine learning.

Before joining Purdue, I spent a wonderful year as a visiting graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, worked with Prof. Tao Xie and Prof. Tianyin Xu. I received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, worked with Prof. Wei Yang. I was a full-time research assistant worked with Prof. Wei Chen at the State Key Laboratory of CAD&CG for 1.5 years, at Zhejiang University before starting grad school.

New! Motivated researchers/students with interests in machine learning or security are welcome to get in touch for brainstorms and discussions :)

What’s New

  • 04/2022. Grateful to receive the Summer Research Grant from [email protected]!
  • 10/2020. Honored to receive the ACM CCS student conference grant!
  • 08/2020. Boilermakers! Incoming CS Ph.D. student at Purdue University.
  • 05/2019. Excited to be a visiting graduate student at [email protected]!


  • Purdue University Summer Research Grant, April 2022
  • ACM CCS Student Conference Grant, October 2020
  • China National Scholarship (0.2% in China), November 2016


  • Program Committee: ICML Workshop on Adversarial Machine Learning Frontiers 2022
  • External Reviewer: ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS): 2022, 2021
  • External Artifact Evaluation: International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV), 2019
  • Student Volunteer: ICML 2021, ICLR 2021, ECOOP/ISSTA 2021, CCS 2020, SIGMOD 2020