Cong Xie

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Cong Xie is a fourth-year PhD student in the Computer Science department at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (US), under the supervision of Professor Oluwasanmi Koyejo and Professor Indranil Gupta.

Cong's research interests lie in the intersection of distributed systems and machine learning, most recently focusing on secure and communication-efficient distributed machine learning. He designs and develops algorithms that improve the security of distributed machine-learning systems, and reduce the communication overhead for large-scale learning tasks.

Cong received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. In his spare time, Cong enjoys playing badminton and reading.