Kailun Yan
Doctoral Student
Shandong University
Email: kailun[AT]mail.sdu.edu.cn
Kailun Yan
Doctoral Student
School of Cyber Science and Technology, Shandong University
Email: kailun[AT]mail.sdu.edu.cn
Biography

I am a third-year doctoral student in the School of Cyber Science and Technology at Shandong University, advised by Prof. Wenrui Diao. I have received a scholarship from Shandong University, and I am currently a visiting scholar at George Mason University (advised by Asst. Prof. Xiaokuan Zhang). I am interested in the Web3 ecosystem, especially Dapps and crypto wallets.

During my master's studies, I spent significant time learning the basics of blockchain. As a result, I am familiar with the principles of blockchain technology, such as consensus protocols. Also, I proposed a protocol to improve the efficiency of transaction propagation within a blockchain network.

I began my doctoral research approximately two years ago. My first research deeply investigated the security risks caused by centralization in decentralized (Web3) ecosystems. I presented this research at The Web Conference 2023. This research also attracted attention and was featured in Shandong University's campus news and the journal Netinfo Security.

I have extensive programming experience. I have contributed to commercial projects. Several years ago, working as an independent developer, I created two web systems for a company that has more than 50 franchise outlets. To date, these systems are still functioning well. In addition, I am also passionate about open-source projects and have open-sourced some of my work.

In my spare time, I enjoy skateboarding, and I also like music and LEGO.

Education
Shandong University Qingdao, Present
Guangxi Normal University Guilin, 2021
  • M.Eng. M.Eng. in Software Engineering
  • Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Jilian Zhang
  • Thesis: Research on Transaction Propagation Algorithms and Decentralized Machine Learning Framework for Blockchains
Changzhou University Changzhou, 2018
  • B.Eng. B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology
  • Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Web-based Flight Delay Prediction System
Publications
  • [CCS'24] Kailun Yan, Xiaokuan Zhang (✉️), and Wenrui Diao (✉️). Stealing Trust: Unraveling Blind Message Attacks in Web3 Authentication. The 31st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. October 14-18, 2024. CCF A
    Github:Web3AuthChecker Github:Web3AuthGuard
  • [SANER'24] Shuang Li, Rui Li, Yifan Yu, Kailun Yan, Shishuai Yang, and Wenrui Diao (✉️). Understanding Android OS Forward Compatibility Support for Legacy Apps: A Data-Driven Analysis. The 31st IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering, Rovaniemi, Finland. March 12-15, 2024. [CCF B] CCF B
  • [WWW'23] Kailun Yan, Jilian Zhang, Xiangyu Liu, Wenrui Diao(✉️), and Shanqing Guo. Bad Apples: Understanding the Centralized Security Risks in Decentralized Ecosystems[C]//Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023. 2023: 2274-2283. CCF A AR=19.2%
    PDF Slides Github Media: SDU
  • [Comjnl] Kailun Yan, Jilian Zhang(✉️), Yongdong Wu. Improving bitcoin transaction propagation efficiency through local clique network[J]. The Computer Journal, 2023, 66(2): 318-332. CCF B PDF
  • [QRS'22] Guangwei Tian, Jiongyi Chen, Kailun Yan, Shishuai Yang, and Wenrui Diao(✉️). Cast Away: On the Security of DLNA Deployments in the SmartTV Ecosystem[C]//2022 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS). IEEE, 2022: 105-116. CCF C
  • YAN Kailun, DIAO Wenrui(✉️), ZHANG Jilian, GUO Shanqing. A Survey of Smart Contract Vulnerabilities and Detection Techniques[J]. Information Countermeasure Technology, 2023, 2(3):1-17. (in Chinese)
    闫凯伦,刁文瑞,郭山清.智能合约安全漏洞及检测技术综述[J].信息对抗技术,2023,2(3):1-17
  • YAN Kailun, ZHANG Jilian(✉️). Model Chain for Data and Model Sharing[J]. Computer Science, 2021, 48(2):311-316. (in Chinese)
    闫凯伦,张继连.一种可用于数据和模型分享的模型链[J].计算机科学,2021,48(02):311-316. (CCF中文B类)
Patents
  • Zhang Jilian; YAN Kailun; Wu Yongdong; Weng Jian. Bitcoin Network Transaction Propagation Method, Apparatus, Device, and Storage Medium. Patent No. 202011420918.3. (issued patent)
    张继连; 闫凯伦; 吴永东; 翁健. 比特币网络交易传播方法、装置、设备及存储介质. 202011420918.3. (已授权)
  • Zhang Jilian; YAN Kailun; Wu Yongdong; Weng Jian. Method, Device, and Computer Storage Medium for Updating Neural Network Models. Patent No. 202011557239.0. (application)
    张继连; 闫凯伦; 吴永东; 翁健. 神经网络模型更新方法、设备及计算机存储介质.202011557239.0. (公布中)
  • Zhang Jilian; YAN Kailun; Wu Yongdong; Weng Jian. Neural network update method based on blockchain. Patent No. US 11,949,797 B2. (United States Patent)
Service & Experience
Reviewer
  • 31st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2024 Artifact Evaluation) 2024
  • International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS) 2022
Teaching Assistant
  • 04630130: Software Security Shandong University 2021 Fall
Open-Source Projects Github
  • Naga Github 2023
    A static tool that detects centralized security risks in smart contracts.
  • Naga Contracts Github 2023
    Ethereum Mainnet Smart Contract Dataset, totaling 110,506 contract source codes, including 11,753 high-value contracts.
  • OpenSeed Github 2022
    A smart contract that provides reliable random seeds for researchers.
  • CountingCuckooFilter4J Github 2021
    Improvements to the Cuckoo Filter.
  • IMG2FIG&AV2FIG Github Video 2018
    A tool that can convert a picture or a video to figures.
Awards
  • DataCon Big Data Security Analysis Competition. Ranked 8th in the Email Security Group. 2021
    DataCon2021大数据安全分析竞赛. 奇安信联合清华大学举办. 邮件安全组第八名.
  • 5th China Software Cup. First Prize. 2016
    第五届"中国软件杯". 一等奖.