Yunang Chen 陈允昂

Security Researcher • PhD Student • University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 2019, I have been a member of Security and Privacy Research Group (MadS&P), where I am co-advised by Prof. Earlence Fernandes and Prof. Rahul Chatterjee.

My research interest broadly lies in system security, authorization, and applied cryptography. My current works focus on the security and privacy issues in trigger-action platform, as well as the automations it empowers among different web services and smart home devices.

Prior to this, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree dual majoring in Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering (summa cum laude) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



  1. USENIX Security
    Practical Data Access Minimization in Trigger-Action Platforms
    Yunang Chen, Mohannad Alhanahnah, Andrei Sabelfeld, Rahul Chatterjee, and Earlence Fernandes
    In 31st USENIX Security Symposium 2022


  1. IEEE S&P
    Data Privacy in Trigger-Action Systems
    Yunang Chen, Amrita Roy Chowdhury, Ruizhe Wang, Andrei Sabelfeld, Rahul Chatterjee, and Earlence Fernandes
    In 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021

Teaching Experiences

I was a Teaching Assistant for
  • CS 537: Intro to Operating Systems (Fall 2017, Spring 2019)
  • CS 540: Intro to Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019)