This is a personal blog of Shuo Liu (刘硕). I’m currently (2019-) a PhD student in computer science at Georgetown University, studying Byzantine fault-tolerant distributed systems for optimization, advised by Prof. Nitin Vaidya. Prior to this, I was a master student at Georgetown in CS (2017-2019), and bachelor student at Fudan University in mathematics (2013-2017).

During my master’s degree, I was advised by Prof. Lisa Singh and graduated with thesis “Understanding Relational Background Knowledge Attacks on Social Media”. We studied privacy concerns of social media users, specifically web footprints that users may leave on websites unintentionally, using data scince approaches.

The title of my undergraduate thesis is “Estimation of sparse graph with lifecycle”, advised by Prof. Yun Xiong at Fudan University and Prof. Xiangnan Kong at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

My first name in chinese 硕 consists of two parts, 石 (sounds Shi, meaning “stone”) and 页 (meaning “page”). 石 shares the same sound with 十 (meaning “ten”), and from these I get my online nickname “tenpages”. (Yeah I know it’s complicated.) (Yeah I have indeed also considered something like “stone page”.)