I'm a research assistant and PhD student at the Imperial College London Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering. My research focuses on trustless and scalable cross-chain communication protocols under the supervision of Professor William Knottenbelt and Dr Arthur Gervais, funded by Blockchain (GB) Ltd.
My research interests include security, sustainability and scalability of proof-of-work blockchains, as well as cross-blockchain information and asset exchange. Recent work also includes empirical analysis of blockchain data, evaluation of fairness in mining pools and modeling of miner behavior. I'm also interested in blockchain sharding proposals and non-intrusive protocol update mechanisms for permissionless blockchains.
Multisignatures for Cryptocurrency-Backed Tokens (Poster), 2nd International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'18, Barcelona, Spain, September 2018. Slides
Revisiting Near Blocks for PoW Blockchains (Lightning Talk), Summer Research Institute - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, June 2018. Slides
Blockchain Interoperability (Lightning Talk), Dagstuhl Seminar 18152, Blockchains, Smart Contracts and Future Applications, Dagstuhl, Germany, April 2018. Slides
et al., Committing to Quantum Resistance: A Slow Defence for Bitcoin against a Fast Quantum Computing Attack, Royal Society Open Science, ISSN:2054-5703
et al., XCLAIM: decentralized, interoperable, cryptocurrency-backed assets, 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2019), IEEE
et al., 2017, Merged Mining: Curse or Cure?, 12th International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM) / 1st International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT), SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, Pages:316-333, ISSN:0302-9743
et al., 2017, Swimming with Fishes and Sharks: Beneath the Surface of Queue-based Ethereum Mining Pools, 25th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages:99-109, ISSN:1526-7539