Dr. Yilei Chen joined Visa Research as a Staff Research Scientist in June 2018. Yilei received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University in 2018, and received his B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. His Ph.D. thesis focused on embedding secrets in public random functions, constructing correlation-intractable hash functions, and providing a sound basis for Fiat-Shamir heuristic.
As a member of the Security team, his research interests are in cryptography and cryptanalysis, in particular in lattice-based cryptography, multilinear maps and program obfuscation. He has published 12 articles in several international conferences. He has served in the program committees of Eurocrypt 2020, Asiacrypt 2019, World Aquatic Health Conference 2019 (WAHC), and the International Association for Cryptologic Research International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography (IACR PKC) 2018.