Tao Luo

Tao Luo

CS PhD Student

University of Pennsylvania

About Me

Current Projects: I research on scheduling of differential privacy budget. Our paper on this topic was accepted to OSDI ‘21. I also research on mapping Internet traffic and user activity.

Biosketch: I am an incoming PhD student at University of Pennsylvania. Prior to UPenn, I was a Master’s student at Columbia University, advised by Asaf Cidon. I also work closely with Roxana Geambasu, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Ryan Stutsman and Mathias Lécuyer. Previously, from 2015-2019, I worked in the financial sector, developing quantitative algorithms and systems for investment. Before that I received a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Southern University of Science and Technology in 2015.

Interests: I am passionate about improving security, performance and reliability in systems and networking. I appreciate deep and challenging work.

  • Networks
  • Systems
  • Security
  • M.Sci. in Computer Science, 2021

    Columbia University

  • B.Econ. in Financial Mathematics, 2015

    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, CN

Work Experience

Visiting Researcher
Storage Research Group, Tsinghua University
Jan 2020 – Sep 2020 Beijing, CN
Research Assistant
Columbia University
Nov 2019 – Present New York City, US
Algorithm Engineer
DataYes Inc.
Dec 2017 – Apr 2019 Shanghai, CN
Quantitative Developer
Infore Capital Co.
May 2015 – Dec 2017 Shenzhen, CN

Honors & Awards

ACM CoNEXT 2020 Registration Grant
Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification
Pioneering Undergraduate Fellowship
Full-tuition fellowship.
China Merchant Bank Scholarship
Academic excellence scholarships, three years in succession.
First Prize in China High School Biology Olympiad
In Jiangsu Province.


  • tao.luo <AT> columbia.edu