Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering2023 - 2025

M.Eng. in Electricial and Computer Engineering

New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study2018 - 2022

B.A. in Finance, Computer Science, and Mathematics

Professional Experience
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer / Blockless2021 - Present
Directed the ideation, design, and implementation of Blockless, a decentralized compute platform.
Investor and Researcher / NGC Ventures2020 - 2021
Conducted research and investment on decentralized finance and infrastructure projects.
Researcher / Guosheng Group Blockchain Institute2020 - 2021
Conducted research on various Web3 protocols.
Researcher / New York University2020 - 2021
Conducted research on topics including the dynamics of the DeFi protocols and the efficiency of the Chinese options market.
Investment Analyst / Befor Capital2019
Researched target companies and managed the venture capital investment process.
Investment Analyst / Gaoyun Ventures2018
Private equity investment.
Investment Banking Analyst / GF Securities2017
Performed financial analysis and modeling for pre-IPO clients.
Chi, Y., Hao, W., & Zhang, Y. (2022). Volatility model applications in China’s SSE50 options market. Journal of Futures Markets, 42, 1704– 1720.
Zhang, Y., Junque de Fortuny, E. (2022). State of the DeFi Landscape: Charting the Global DeFi Ecosystem. Service Science, Under Review