Sphinx, the mascot and logo of our lab, comes from “the Riddle of the Sphinx”: The Sphinx is said to have guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, asking a riddle to travelers to allow them passage: “Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?” She strangled and devoured anyone who could not answer. Oedipus solved the riddle by answering: “Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then uses a walking stick in old age”. From our view, the key to designing an excellent cloud system is the experience of a man or a crowd. The answer to the riddle of the Sphinx is also the guideline for our research.

Human-Crypto Society Laboratory is a research group at the School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. We work on various topics in human-centered crypto society systems, including digital games and blockchain systems, etc. In general, we are working on

  • Decentralized Mechanism Analysis and Design (Game Theory)
  • Decentralized Social Computing (Data Analysis)
  • Decentralized Systems Design and Development (Multimedia and Web)

Our current research spectrum is illustrated as follows:


White Matrix Inc.
Tencent Games
Y2Z Ventures
Shenzhen STIC