Yanyi Liu

Cornell University, Computer Science, Department Advisors : Rafael Pass and Elaine Shi

Yanyi Liu is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Cornell Tech, advised by Rafael Pass and Elaine Shi (now at CMU).

Yanyi's research aims at developing best-possible secure constructions of cryptographic primitives that protect the authenticity and confidentiality of communication on the Internet. He is currently focusing on the possibility of basing one-way functions on worst-case hardness assumptions through the notion of Kolmogorov complexity. He is also interested in secure computation protocols for real-life applications.

During his PhD, Yanyi's work received the best paper award at CRYPTO'21. Previously, He obtained his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.