Barry Wang

Barry Wang

M.S. Computer Science

Cornell University


My thesis research focuses on Privacy and Security, with Natural Language Processing (NLP) as a concurrent interest of mine.

Proudly advised by Professor Thomas Ristenpart, I have concentrated on End-to-End Encryption applications in my security research. My research aims to enhance online community governance and privacy while balancing anti-abuse.

In my NLP work, fortunately guided by Professor Claire Cardie, my focus is on improving Information Extraction and model interpretability, particularly when inputs are at the document level.

  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2024

    Cornell University

  • B.A. in Computer Science, 2022

    Cornell University


(2023). Probing Representations for Document-level Event Extraction. EMNLP 2023 Findings.

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(2022). Automatic Error Analysis for Document-level Information Extraction. ACL 2022 Main.

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(2017). Private Hierarchical Governance for Encrypted Messaging. Oakland 2024.

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Cornell University
Teaching Assistant
August 2020 – Present Ithaca, New York

Courses TA’ed:

  • CS4410: Operating System (Spring 2022, Spring 2024)
  • CS5430: System Security (Fall 2023)
  • CS3410: Computer System Organization and Programming (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022)
  • CS2112: Object-Oriented Design and Data Structures (Honors) (Fall 2020)
Software Engineering Intern (Research)
May 2023 – August 2023 San Mateo, California
Machine Learning research @Roblox Security.