The Infrastructure for Practical Blockchain Systems
Maofan Yin,Cornell University
2019-12-23 14:00:00 ~ 2019-12-23 15:30:00
Room 3-200, SEIEE Building
Weinan Zhang, Assistant Professor, John Hopcroft Center for Computer Science;Chihao Zhang, Assistant Professor, John Hopcroft Center for Computer Science
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have received a lot of attention from both academia and industry in recent years. This talk will briefly cover our current research focusing on the design and implementation of practical blockchain infrastructure that supports decentralized and distributed computing. During the talk, I will present HotStuff and Avalanche to show the challenges, solutions and how to bridge the gap between theory and practice, in realizing State Machine Replication under Byzantine faults.
Maofan Yin is a fourth year CS PhD student at Cornell University, advised by Prof. Emin Gün Sirer and Prof. Robbert van Renesse. He also works closely with Dr. Dahlia Malkhi. He is generally interested in designing and building practical distributed/software systems from scratch. Currently, He focuses more on fundamental problems of fault-tolerance, consensus protocols and peer-to-peer systems. In general, his taste of research is fairly simple: to build the systems which are provably correct and practically effective.