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I am motivated by revolutionizing how society trades and interacts. Bitcoin and the security properties of its blockchain provide technical means to catalyze societal evolution. My research therefore focuses on the security, privacy and performance of blockchain technology. Because this technology is still in its infancy, I largely focus on understanding and quantifying the tension points and tradeoffs in terms of security, privacy and performance, with the goal to build a mainstream, scalable, open, and decentralized blockchain protocol.
Part of my research is e.g., the design of usable software that securely interacts with networks and hardware, connecting the real world with blockchain, and the design of practical and scalable blockchain platform. My research is inherently multidisciplinary and I frequently collaborate with colleagues worldwide in various fields (e.g., machine learning).

Experience

2017 -
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Systems Security and Privacy Group
Imperial College London

2017 -
Co-Founder, CEO
Blockchain Scalability Platform
Liquidity Network

2017 -
Lecturer
University Lucerne

2012 - 2016
Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant
On the Security, Performance and Privacy of Proof of Work Blockchains
Supervisor: Srdjan Capkun
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2010 - 2012
Master of Science
Advisor: Peter Sjödin
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

2010 - 2012
Master of Science in Security and Mobile Computing Advisor: Tuomas Aura
Aalto University, Finland

2008 - 2012
Master of Science in Computer Engineering Advisor: Youssef Amghar
National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) Lyon, France

News

October 2018 Released first off-chain/off-chain decentralized exchange. Off-chain order book, off-chain settlement system. Non-custodial exchange, with unparalleled scalability properties.
October 2018 Invited by the European Commission to talk at the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum.
July 2018 Interviewed by Sky News TV on Blockchain Scalability.
July 2018 Released the first bi-directional off-chain Ethereum scalability solution, accessible for Web, iOS and Android wallets.
June 2018 Raised 26M USD for Liquidity Network.
June 2018 Launched Massive Online Learning Platform Achievement Network for Ethereum based smart contracts.
May 2018 Paper behind Securify accepted at CCS 2018.
January 2018 Invited to talk at Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2018, Stanford University.