Mengqian Zhang

Mengqian Zhang

I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Department of Computer Science of Yale University, hosted by Prof. Fan Zhang.

Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Stern School of Business of New York University, hosted by Prof. Xi Chen and Prof. Elynn Chen.

I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University where I was very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Xiaotie Deng and the B.E. degree in Computer Science from Ocean University of China in 2018.

I was a visiting scholar at Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University from July 2019 to December 2022.

My research interests mainly include blockchain, algorithmic game theory, FinTech, and multi-agent AI.

I'm on the 2024-25 job market. If you think I might be a good fit for some postdoc/researcher position, please feel free to reach out, and I would love to learn more. Thank you :).


Working Papers

  • Computation of Optimal MEV in Decentralized Exchanges (pdf)
  • Maximizing Extractable Value from CFMMs under Trading Fees (Submitted)
  • SoK: Play-to-Earn Projects (arXiv)
  • Publications

  • MEV Makes Everyone Happy under Greedy Sequencing Rule (arXiv)
  • Insightful Mining Equilibria (arXiv, WINE)
  • An Efficient and Robust Committee Structure for Sharding Blockchain (arXiv, pdf)
  • Funding Public Goods with Expert Advice in Blockchain System (pdf)
  • A Provable Softmax Reputation-Based Protocol for Permissioned Blockchains (pdf)
  • A Reputation-based Mechanism for Transaction Processing in Blockchain Systems (pdf)
  • Poster: An Efficient Permissioned Blockchain with Provable Reputation Mechanism (pdf)
  • Accelerating Transactions Relay in Blockchain Networks via Reputation (pdf)
  • Preventing Spread of Spam Transactions in Blockchain by Reputation (pdf)
  • CycLedger: A Scalable and Secure Parallel Protocol for Distributed Ledger via Sharding (pdf)
  • Two-Tier Sharing in Electric Vehicle Service Market (pdf)
  • A Novel Business Model for Electric Car Sharing (pdf)
  • Honor & Awards

  • IPDPS 2020 Best Paper Nominee (May 2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate of Shandong Province (June. 2018, Top 1% in Shandong Province)
  • The First Prize Scholarship (Sep. 2017, Top 1% in Ocean University of China)
  • National Scholarship (Sep. 2016)
  • National Scholarship (Sep. 2015)
  • Academic Services

  • Co-organizer of the Blockchain Track at IJTCS 2021 (The 2nd International Joint Conference on Theoretical Computer Science)
  • Organizer of the Student Forum at CSIAM Blockchain Technology and Applications Summit Forum
  • Co-organizer of the Poster Session at WINE 2020 (The 16th Conference on Web and Internet Economics)
  • Volunteer for SAGT 2018 (The 11th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory)
  • External reviewer for WWW, AAAI, IPDPS, WINE, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE TCC.
  • Last updated: Sep 29, 2023