Weikeng Chen (picture by Matt Wong) 

Weikeng Chen [CV] [Github]

PhD Candidate in Security, Computer Science, EECS, UC Berkeley

Email: weikengchen@berkeley.edu


I focus on systems security, applications of zero-knowledge proofs, and applied cryptography.


I received my Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) degree with honors from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2017 and my Master of Science (M.S.) degree from UC Berkeley in 2019.


I am a student in RISELab. My advisor is Raluca Ada Popa. I also work with Alessandro Chiesa.

Pronunciation of the name

If you live near Soda Hall, Weikeng is pronounced Brewed Awakening, a café nearby.

Formally, Weikeng's IPA is /ˈweɪ kən/, WAY-K-EARN; Wei is pronounced wake. Keng is pronounced woken. You can find the sound here.

Nevertheless, it is hard. I am okay with both “weekend” and “we can”.

Photo credit

The photo is taken by Matt Wong, but I no longer wear glasses (I did a SMILE procedure).