Background

Dr. Zehua Wang received his Ph.D. degree from The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in 2016 and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory directed by Prof. Victor C.M. Leung from 2017 to 2018. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, a core-faculty member of Blockchain@UBC, and a Mentor of entrepreneurship@UBC. He has designed and been offering the technical blockchain courses for UBC's Graduate Blockchain Training Path Program since 2019. Before that, he was a Chief Scientist in RightMesh Project.
He is a co-founder of Verilog Solutions Inc. which is a full-stack Web3 security company offering smart contract security, consensus security, and operational security services for Web3 projects. Verilog Solutions has helped Gnosis, WOOFi Swap, STEPN, BendDAO, and the top-TVL projects on the Oasis ecosystem to improve their security and robustness. He is interested in applying the cryptography, zero-knowledge proof, and game theories in the protocol designs and Web3 applications. His research focuses on improving the synergy and security of the decentralized multi-agent systems. The major research projects that he is currently working on include blockchain and smart contract security, applications of zero-knowledge proof in blockchain, and decentralized privacy-preserving machine learning. He is a recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant and leading the Next Generation Secure and Collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) System project at UBC. He is an Editor of Wireless Networks and served as the guest editors for a few special issues in top journals including IEEE Access and ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications. He was the technical program committee (TPC) Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Multimedia in 2017 and 2018.