Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Research Postgraduate



liyi.zhou Website




Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a PhD student at Imperial College London under the supervision of Dr Arthur GervaisMy general research interests lie in blockchain and machine learning. My latest work mostly focuses on Decentralised Finance (DeFi) security problems, such as:

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Qin K, Zhou L, Gamito P, et al., 2021, An empirical study of DeFi liquidations, Proceedings of the 21st Acm Internet Measurement Conference

Qin K, Zhou L, Livshits B, et al., 2021, Attacking the DeFi Ecosystem with Flash Loans for Fun and Profit, Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, Vol:12674, ISSN:0302-9743, Pages:3-32

Qin K, Zhou L, Gervais A, Quantifying Blockchain Extractable Value: How dark is the forest?

Qin K, Zhou L, Afonin Y, et al., CeFi vs. DeFi -- Comparing Centralized to Decentralized Finance


Zhou L, Qin K, Torres CF, et al., High-Frequency Trading on Decentralized On-Chain Exchanges, 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Wu C, Zhou L, Xie C, et al., Data Quality Transaction on Different Distributed Ledger Technologies, International Conference on Big Scientific Data Management

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