Lei Yang

Ph.D. student in Computer Science



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About me

I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at the Networks and Mobile Systems Group (NMS) of MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). My research is focused on computer networks and distributed systems. I’m advised by Prof. Mohammad Alizadeh and Prof. Hari Balakrishnan. I received my SM from MIT in 2020 and my BS in Computer Science from Peking University in 2018.

I love designing and building software and hardware systems that are robust, performant, and easy to use. Previously I’ve done a bunch of projects in wireless networking, such as a camera system that runs for over a month on two AA batteries. My current research focuses on improving the performance of blockchain. Our implementation of the Prism protocol can support more than 70,000 transactions per second. Occasionally, I write about what I do in my blog. When away from the keyboard, I enjoy hiking, cycling, sailing and travelling. Plus, I am a licensed amateur radio operator. My callsign is KC1NOR.

What’s New

Check out the talk about Prism I gave at the Stanford Blockchain Conference 2020.