Short Bios

I am currently a research assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), working with Prof. Yinqian Zhang. I received my Ph.D. degree from The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Sep. 2021, under the supervision of Prof. Chen Feng. My research fields include blockchain, distributed systems, TEE and computer networks.

Our research lab has multiple openings for Research Associate, Post-doctoral Researchers, Research/Software Engineers, Research Assistants, Research Interns. If you are interested in working with me or any directions of our lab, please drop me or Prof. Zhang an email for more information.

News

  • (2023/02)[Paper] Our paper, “SodsBC: A Practical Post-quantum by Design Asynchronous Blockchain Framework”, has been accepted to TDSC.
  • (2022/10)[Paper] Our paper, “Crystal: Enhancing Blockchain Mining Transparency with Quorum Certificate”, has been accepted to TDSC.
  • (2022/08)[Paper] Our paper, “Narrator: Secure and Practical State Continuity for Trusted Execution in the Cloud”, has been accepted to CCS 2022.
  • (2022/08)[Paper] Our paper, “ENGRAFT: Enclave-guarded Raft on Byzantine Faulty Nodes”, has been accepted to CCS 2022.
  • (2022/08)[Paper] Our paper, “Scaling Blockchain Consensus via a Robust Shared Mempool”, has been accepted to ICDE 2023.
  • (2022/04)[Paper] Our paper, “When Power-of-d-Choices Meets Priority”, has been accepted to IWQoS 2022.
  • (2021/12)[Paper] Our paper, “Publish or Perish: Defending Withholding Attack in Dfinity Consensus”, has been selected as the best paper in MSN 2021.

Preprints

  1. Analysis of Nakamoto Consensus, Revisited [Paper] [Selected as “Paper of the Week” (Issue #31) by ZK Capital]
    Jianyu Niu, Chen Feng, Hoang Dau, Yu-Chih Huang, Jingge Zhu
  2. Leaderless Byzantine Fault Tolerant Consensus [A variant used in VeChain] [Paper] [Selected as reading list by Stanford EE374]
    Jianyu Niu, Chen Feng
  3. Fast-Hotstuff: A Fast and Resilient Hotstuff Protocol [Paper] [Selected as reading list by Stanford EE374]
    Mohammad Jalalzai, Jianyu Niu, Chen Feng, Fangyu Gai
  4. An Empirical Study on Ethereum Private Transactions and the Security Implications [Paper]
    Xingyu Lyu, Mengya Zhang, Xiaokuan Zhang, Jianyu Niu, Yinqian Zhang, Zhiqiang Lin

Conference Publications

  1. [ICDE’23] Scaling Blockchain Consensus via a Robust Shared Mempool
    Fangyu Gai, Jianyu Niu (*co-first authors), Ivan Beschastnikh, Chen Feng, Sheng Wang
    IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering.
  2. [CCS’22] Narrator: Secure and Practical State Continuity for Trusted Execution in the Cloud
    Jianyu Niu, Wei Peng, Xiaokuan Zhang, Yinqian Zhang
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
  3. [CCS’22] ENGRAFT: Enclave-guarded Raft on Byzantine Faulty Nodes
    Weili Wang, Sen Deng, Jianyu Niu, Michael K. Reiter, Yinqian Zhang
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
  4. [IWQoS’22] When Power-of-d-Choices Meets Priority
    Jianyu Niu, Chunpu Wang, Hong Xu, Chen Feng
    IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service, Virtual, Jun. 2022.
  5. [MSN’21] Publish or Perish: Defending Withholding Attack in Dfinity Consensus (Best Paper Award)
    Hanzheng Lyu, Jianyu Niu, Fangyu Gai, Chen Feng
    IEEE International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking, Virtual, Dec. 2021.
  6. [ICDCS’21] Dissecting the Performance of Chained-BFT
    Fangyu Gai, Ali Farahbakhsh, Jianyu Niu, Chen Feng, Ivan Beschastnikh, Hao Duan
    IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Virtual, Jul. 2021.
  7. [INFOCOM’21] On the Performance of Pipelined HotStuff [Blogs]
    Jianyu Niu, Fangyu Gai, Mohammad Mussadiq Jalalzai, Chen Feng
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Virtual, May. 2021.
  8. [Performance’20] Incentive Analysis of Bitcoin-NG, Revisited
    Jianyu Niu, Ziyu Wang, Fangyu Gai, Chen Feng
    International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation, Virtual, Nov. 2020.
  9. [ICDCS’19] Selfish Mining in Ethereum
    Jianyu Niu, Chen Feng
    IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Dallas, Texas, Jun. 2019.

Journal Publications

  1. [TDSC] SodsBC: A Practical Post-quantum by Design Asynchronous Blockchain Framework
    Shlomi Dolev, Bingyong Guo, Jianyu Niu, Ziyu Wang (Alphabetically ordered)
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2023.
  2. [TDSC] Crystal: Enhancing Blockchain Mining Transparency with Quorum Certificate
    Jianyu Niu, Fangyu Gai, Runchao Han, Ren Zhang, Yinqian Zhang, Chen Feng
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2022.
  3. [TDSC] The Hermes BFT for Blockchains
    Mohammad Jalalzai, Chen Feng, Costas Busch, Golden, Richard III, Jianyu Niu
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2021.
  4. [PEVA] Incentive Analysis of Bitcoin-NG, Revisited
    Jianyu Niu, Ziyu Wang, Fangyu Gai, Chen Feng
    Elsevier journal Performance Evaluation, 2020.

Professional Activities

Editorial Review Board

  • International Journal of Blockchain Applications and Secure Computing (IJBASC)

Program Committee Member

  • International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) 2021

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Communications Letters (CL), Exemplary Reviewers (2019)
  • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (COMST)
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM)

Conference Reviewer

  • International Symposium on Cyber Security Cryptology and Machine Learning (CSCML 2021)

Last updated: 2022/11/24.