Derek Leung

I'm a graduate student studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. I work in the PDOS lab, and my advisor is Nickolai Zeldovich. I'm mainly interested in systems security but also in cryptography and general systems research.

Right now I'm working on systems which preserve metadata privacy. I'm also working on cryptocurrencies. My most recent work is on a scalable messaging system which provides differential privacy guarantees (link to be added here after publication at SOSP).

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics. My past research with David Wagner has focused on usable security. I was also a teaching assistant there for CS 186 (Databases) in the spring semesters of 2015 and 2016, and for CS 61B (Data structures) in the spring semester of 2014.

Code you might find useful

Contact information

My email address is dtl mit edu.

You can ship things to me at:

Derek Leung
MIT CSAIL
77 Mass Ave, 32-G978B
Cambridge, MA 02139

My desk is in the PDOS office area, which is on the ninth floor of the Gates building in the MIT Stata Center. (It's all the way in the back.) I'm usually there on weekdays (but email me first, just to check).