Yan Zhu

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Yan Zhu
Yan Zhu at 2015-04-23 W3C TAG meeting.jpg
Zhu in 2015
Born 4 May 1991[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Software developer
Employer Brave
Website Discrete Blogarithm

Yan Zhu is a security engineer, open web standards author, technology speaker, and open source contributor.[2][3]

Yan Zhu is a high school dropout who earned a B.S. in physics at MIT.[4] She enrolled as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford University in experimental cosmology but dropped out after four months.[5] She worked for Yahoo as a security engineer from 2014 to 2015, was a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation,[4] and is currently the chief security officer at Brave Software.[4]

In 2015 she was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30,[6][7] and elected to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG).[8]

In July 2018, Zhu interviewed whistleblower Chelsea Manning at the biennial HOPE conference in New York City.[9]

Writing[edit]

Zhu is the author and editor of several W3C documents including the Secure Contexts web standard and End-to-End Encryption and the Web, a W3C TAG finding that supports the use of end-to-end encryption for web communications.[10][11]

Other work[edit]

Yan Zhu has contributed to open source works including:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhu, Yan (2016-05-04). "25". Github. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  2. ^ Finley, Klint. "The Ad-Blocking Hacker Making Your Browser More Paranoid". Wired. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Speaking history for Yan Zhu | Lanyrd". lanyrd.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  4. ^ a b c "[The Circle Of HOPE] Schedule". hope.net. Hackers On Planet Earth. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Experiment profile". 2013. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  6. ^ "2015 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology". Forbes. 2015-01-05. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "2015 30 Under 30: Enterprise Technology — Yan Zhu, 23 - pg.30". Forbes. 2015-01-05. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group". 2015-01-09. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "[The Circle of HOPE] Speakers".
  10. ^ Mike West (Google Inc.); Yan Zhu (Brave) (eds.). "Secure Contexts". Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  11. ^ Yan Zhu. "End-to-End Encryption and the Web". Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  12. ^ "a/s/l??". diracdeltas.github.io. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

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