Welcome to the InspiringGroup

The InspiringGroup is a dynamic research group here @ Tsinghua University INSC. We have worked on a wide range of topics centering around data. We build secure and efficient underlying systems infrastructure to support data communications. Meanwhile, we create various data-centric applications with special interests on data security and privacy. See our Research for more details.

The InspiringGroup is led by Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Zhuotao Liu, who has a strong track-record in both academia and industry. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and worked at Google as a Technical Lead in both the NetInfra (Network Infrastructure) and GGN (Google Global Networking) team.

We are looking for new Ph.D. students, Postdocs, Master students, undergraduate students and external interns to join our team. Here at InspiringGroup, we strive to build a friendly, supportive, and flourishing culture, and to make your experiences at InspiringGroup full of “Wow Moments”. See Future Students.


[New Members] InspringGroup has muliple Ph.D. and master opennings for 2024. Currently, we are looking for new members who are interested in 1) Privacy computing, e.g., fine-tuning LLMs with encrypted/private data; 2) Applied AI, e.g., adversarial prompt for LLMs; 3) Systems and Networking, e.g., secure Internet routing. Please email me to learn more.

March 2023

[Applied AI] One paper on multi-tab website fingerprinting attack (essentially analysis over encrypted network traffic) is accepted by IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2023.

Feb 2023

[ML System] One paper on certifying the ownership of DNN models is accepted by WWW 2023.

December 2022

[Academic Service] Invited to serve as the PC member for ACM CCS 2023. Welcome your contributions.

December 2022

[Invited Talk] Invited to give a talk about "Smart Contract and Zero-Knowledge Proofs" on a Web3.0 course offered by Graduate School of People's Bank of China (Tsinghua Wudaokou).

December 2022

[Invited Talk] Invited to give a talk about "Intelligent Network Data Plane" on Huawei Datacenter Networking Forum.

November 2022

[Nework Infrastructure] One work accepted by ACM CoNEXT'22, on enabling content providers to retain complete control over user experiences and ecomonic/social fairness policies on the public Internet.

October 2022

[Misc] Elected in "Excellent Young Scientists Fund Program (Overseas) 2022".

October 2022

[Academic Service] Invited to serve as the PC member for IEEE MetaCom 2023, a fresh venue on Metaverse and Web3.0. Welcome your contributions.

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