Jieren Deng (邓杰仁)

University of Connecticut CSE

371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4155, Storrs, CT 06269-4155, U.S.

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what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

I am a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Connecticut advised by Professor Derek Aguiar. I obtained my B.S. degree from Queen Mary University of London and B.A. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2016 and M.S. degree from University of Texas at Dallas in 2018.

My CV can be found here

Research interests

  • Security & Privacy in Machine Learning (e.g., Gradient Attack, Reconstruction Attack)
  • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (e.g., Differential Privacy, MPC and TEE)
  • Efficient AI (e.g., Knowledge Distillation, Weight Pruning and Quantization)

news

May 2022 I received the Predoctoral Fellowship from UConn CSE.
May 2022 I started my research internship in Baidu USA.
Apr 2022 One paper is accepted by IJCNN-WCCI 2022
Feb 2022 One paper is accepted by ISQED 2022
Nov 2021 One paper is accepted by DATE 2022
Aug 2021 FL-DISCO is accepted by ICCAD 2021
Aug 2021 A Secure and Efficient Federated Learning Framework for NLP is accepted by EMNLP 2021 (Oral)
Aug 2021 TAG: Gradient Attack on Transformer-based Language Models is accepted by EMNLP 2021
Jun 2021 I started my internship in Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (ORNL)
Feb 2021 TinyADC is accepted by DATE 2021 (Best Paper Nomination)
Nov 2020 ESMFL is accepted by NeurIPS Workshop 2020, SpicyFL
Aug 2020 I received the Cigan Graduate Fellowship from UConn CSE.
Aug 2020 I joined UConn as a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Aug 2020 One paper is accepted by the 33rd IEEE International System-on-chip Conference (SOCC) 2020
Jun 2020 iPRIVATES is accepted by Briefings in Bioinformatics in 2020

selected publications

  1. BIB
    A novel privacy-preserving federated genome-wide association study framework and its application in identifying potential risk variants in ankylosing spondylitis
    Wu, Xin, Zheng, Hao, Dou, Zuochao, Chen, Feng, Deng, Jieren, Chen, Xiang, Xu, Shengqian, Gao, Guanmin, Li, Mengmeng, Wang, Zhen, and others,
    Briefings in Bioinformatics 2021
  2. EMNLP
    TAG: Gradient Attack on Transformer-based Language Models
    Deng, Jieren, Wang, Yijue, Li, Ji, Wang, Chenghong, Shang, Chao, Liu, Hang, Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar, and Ding, Caiwen
    In Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021 Nov 2021
  3. EMNLP
    A Secure and Efficient Federated Learning Framework for NLP
    Deng, Jieren, Wang, Chenghong, Meng, Xianrui, Wang, Yijue, Li, Ji, Lin, Sheng, Han, Shuo, Miao, Fei, Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar, and Ding, Caiwen
    In Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Nov 2021