Gabriel Chen

Photo taken under COVID pandemic.

I am a graduate student of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majors in Computer Science, and my study focuses on CS Theory. Currently, I am facinated by Computer Security Theory with an emphasis on Cybersecurity and working on my Cybersecurity Professional Certificate with IBM. During the current school year (2021 - 2022), I am a WiCyS Security Training Scholarship recipient founded by Google, Bloomberg, and Facebook at SANS Institute. Besides being a Computer Scientist, I am also a certified Yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance.

I finished my undergraduate Computer Science journey at UC Berkeley, and I was very lucky having the chance exploring Computer Science Theory, Mathematics, and Logic surrounded by the Free-Speech atmosphere. During my time at Berkeley, it was my honor being advised by Prasad Raghavendra, and I also had pleasure learning with Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham, Arun Ganesh, and Elizabeth Yang.

Before going to graduate school at UIUC, I spent some time working with Chris Umans at Caltech on Catalytic Turing Machines. That was one of the most enjoyable period of time in my life.

As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), I was very fortunate being trained by Kristin Rooney for my Yoga teacher certificate.

When I am not working, you might find me painting in woods, surfing on the Pacific Ocean, or hunting with my bow.