Zhong Shao

Zhong Shao is Thomas L. Kempner Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1994. During his early career, he was a key developer of the SML/NJ compiler and the main architect of its FLINT certifying infrastructure. In recent years, Shao has been a leading figure working on the highly visible research fields on cybersecurity, programming languages, operating systems, and certified software. He and his FLINT group at Yale have developed the world’s first hacker-resistant concurrent operating system CertiKOS—a major milestone toward building cyber-physical systems that are provably free from software vulnerabilities. Shao is the author or co-author of 90 articles in top scientific journals and conferences.

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Ronghui Gu is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University in 2016, where his dissertation won the Distinction Dissertation Award at Yale and was nominated for the ACM Dissertation Award. He obtained his B.S. from Tsinghua University in 2011. Prof. Gu is an expert in formal verification of system software. He was the primary designer and developer of CertiKOS, the world’s first fully verified concurrent OS kernel. His OSDI16 paper on CertiKOS has been nominated and selected for publication in the Research Highlights section of the CACM. 
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