Also a popping dancer, an attacking midfielder, and a proud queer (she/her).

I am a PhD student at the Security and Privacy Engineering Laboratory. I work on the Pribad project with Dr. Wouter Lueks and Prof. Carmela Troncoso. My research interest is system security, with a recent focus on privacy. I am always amazed by the whole lifecycle of large-scale systems, their interactions with people, and the implication of their usage. In particular, I am exploring the following topics:

  • security-by-design
  • privacy enhancing technology
  • cybersecurity policy and strategy

I got my master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at ETH Zürich. During my master’s program, I exchanged at EPF Lausanne for my thesis. My thesis was to design a biometrics-based aid distribution system for the Internation Committee of the Red Cross with better security, privacy, and accountability. Before coming to Switzerland, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2019.

Besides security research, I love popping and football. From time to time, I write silly posts on random things. If you would like to know more about me, please feel free to check my blog. I speak Chinese (纯正辽西东北话), English (C1), German (B1), and French (A1).


Jul 1, 2022 I am officially a SPRINGer. Looking forward to the new adventure.
May 5, 2022 I defended my master’s thesis “Biometrics in the Humanitarian Sector: A Privacy-preserving System Design for Auditable Physical Aid Distribution”.
Apr 22, 2022 We placed second in the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge.
Feb 7, 2022 Our paper “On the Security of the FLARM Collision Warning System” has been accepted to AsiaCCS 2022.


    On the Security of the FLARM Collision Warning System
    Wang, Boya, Tresoldi, Giorgio, Strohmeier, Martin, and Lenders, Vincent
    ASIA CCS’22 May 2022