Zishuo Zhao

PhD Student, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



Welcome to my homepage!

I am Zishuo Zhao, a third-year PhD student in the Department of ISE, UIUC, majoring in Operations Research, advised by Professor Yuan Zhou.

I am  currently visiting MIT and working with David Simchi-Levi from Fall 2023 to Summer 2024.

Office: E18 440F 


Education [CV]


PhD student, ISE, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

2021/01 - now

Expected graduation: Summer 2025 




Research Interest

I currently do research on Blockchain Mechanism Design, and my research interest spans the fields in (the intersection of) EconCS and Security. Particularly, I am interested in topics of Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Fairness, Multi-Party Computation and Cryptography.  



zishuoz2 [at] illinois.edu (expires in >2025/06)

https://www.github.com/wiku30 (permanent)


ORCID: 0000-0003-4247-7272



Personalized Pricing with Group Fairness Constraint

Xin Chen*, Zexing Xu*, Zishuo Zhao*, Yuan Zhou* (alphabetical order)

ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT), 2023


Bayesian Mechanism Design for Blockchain Transaction Fee Allocation

Xi Chen*, David Simchi-Levi*, Zishuo Zhao*, Yuan Zhou* (alphabetical order)

NeurIPS Workshop on Decentralization and Trustworthy Machine Learning in Web3, 2022
         Best Paper Award

CESC 2022


Dynamic Car Dispatching and Pricing: Revenue and Fairness for Ridesharing Platforms

Zishuo Zhao, Xi Chen, Xuefeng Zhang, Yuan Zhou

IJCAI 2022, Long Oral (top 3.75%)


ClusterSLAM: A SLAM Backend for Simultaneous Rigid Body Clustering and Motion Estimation

Jiahui Huang, Sheng Yang, Zishuo Zhao, Yukun Lai, Shi-Min Hu.

ICCV 2019 [Link]




Competitions Attended

THUCTF2020, 12th place [Writeup]

2020/09 - 2020/10

The 24th Artificial Inteligence Programming Contest of Tsinghua University, 12th place

2020/03 - 2020/05

The 20th Artificial Inteligence Programming Contest of Tsinghua University, 15th place

2016/03 - 2016/05



Extracurricular Life

Beside math and computer sciences, I am also interested in music and visual arts since my childhood, and was good at writing essays & poems during high school times. I still maintain Photography, Singing and Writing as my main hobbies, and have developed new interests in Orienteering and Sketching during college years.

Particularly, I wrote a recap of 2022 in Classical Chinese.

I also have a hobby on the deterministic-RPG puzzle game Tower of the Sorcerer since primary school, and also designed my own version.


Last updated on 2023-09-01