I am currently pursuing my undergraduate studies in Computer Science & Mathematics, with a focus on research, at the University of 〽️Michigan. My research mainly centers around Security & Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). I'm extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work on Refraction Networking under Prof. J. Alex Halderman and Eric Wustrow.

Prior to joining UMich, I dedicated a year at ByteDance working as a Recommendation & Natural Language Processing (NLP) Algorithm Engineer. Before that, I commenced my undergraduate journey in Computer Science & Mathematics at the University of Sydney, during which I also engaged in several research projects and a Winter Research Internship in Graph-Processing Algorithms.

My academic curiosity broadly encompasses the development of protocols and tools aimed at bolstering the security and privacy of electronic interactions for individuals in their daily digital engagements. Currently, my exploration is deeply rooted in Network Security. Additionally, I’m also interests in Machine Learning (ML) related fields such as privacy-preserving ML, Machine Unlearning, and theory.

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Research & Papers

Just add WATER: WebAssembly-based Circumvention Transports
Erik Chi, Gaukas Wang, J. Alex Halderman, Eric Wustrow, Jack Wampler
Preliminary version in submission to FOCI2024
PDF / BibTeX


I enjoy teaching! I’m currently an Instructional Aide for the following courses at the University of Michigan:

I have been a teaching assistant (academic tutor) for the following classes while an undergrad at USyd:


Center for Computer Security and Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Assistant (working on Refraction Networking), 2023 - present
CURLY, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Assistant (worked on Hi-Fetch), 2022 - 2023
ByteDance, Beijing, China
Recommendation System & NLP Algorithm Intern, 2020 - 2021
The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Research Intern (worked on Cohesive Subgraph Computation), 2020

☕ Misc

  • In my free time, I love to play the violin or guitar, often while singing.
  • I love 🇳🇿New Zealand, where I did my high school.
  • Steve Jobs' speeches have been a significant source of inspiration for me. His words ignite a spark of ambition and drive in my journey. Sharing this in the hope that it might inspire others too! About life, About asking & failure, Stanford Commencement address

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