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The Ouroboros consensus protocol is at the heart of Cardano. Hear from leading members of the research team about the developments that will help to improve the robustness and scalability of the consensus layer further.
I am a Research Fellow & Blockchain Technology Consultant at Input Output and I am based in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to joining Input Output, I held a position as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where I was also a member of the Blockchain Technology Lab directed by Prof. Aggelos Kiayias. In 2018 I completed my PhD in the Cryptography and Information Security Research Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Ueli Maurer. I hold a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science from ETH Zurich.View the profile
Aggelos Kiayias is the chair in cybersecurity and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in computer security, information security, applied cryptography, and foundations of cryptography with a particular emphasis in blockchain technologies and distributed systems, e-voting and secure multiparty protocols, as well as privacy and identity management. He joined Input Output in 2017 as chief scientist through a long-term consulting agreement between Input Output and the University of Edinburgh, where he is also the director of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory. He has held a Professor in Residence (gratis) position at the University of Connecticut, and a Visiting Scientist position at the Simons Institute of the University of California, Berkeley; he is also an Associate Professor of Cryptography and Security (on leave) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Professor Kiayias has received a number of distinctions and awards for his research, including an ERC fellowship (starting grant), a Marie Curie fellowship, an NSF career award, and a Fulbright fellowship. His cybersecurity research has been funded by the Horizon 2020 programme (EU), the European Research Council (EU), the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Greece), the National Science Foundation (US), the Department of Homeland Security (US), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (US).View the profile
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