Shafi Goldwasser

Prof. Shafi Goldwasser is the Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, and the C. Lester Hogan Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. She is also the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann […]

Eli Ben-Sasson

Eli is a co-founder and president of StarkWare, and Chairman of its Board of Directors. He has been researching cryptographic and zero knowledge proofs of computational integrity ever since he received his Phd in Theoretical Computer Science from the Hebrew University in 2001. Eli is a co-inventor of the STARK, FRI and Zerocash protocols and […]

Uri Kolodny

Co-Founder, CEO. Uri is a co-founder and CEO at StarkWare, and a member of its Board of Directors. He has a B.Sc. (Magna cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Uri is a serial entrepreneur, who has co-founded several technology companies, among them OmniGuide (an MIT spinoff […]

Noam Nisan

Noam Nisan is a principal researcher at Strakware and is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has previously served as Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hebrew University and as a senior researcher in Microsoft and in Google. He received his Ph.D. […]

Dankrad Feist

Dankrad Feist is working as a researcher for the Ethereum Foundation and is working on the consensus specifications, with a focus on applied cryptography and scaling. He studied physics at Cambridge (UK) and has since worked in the technology sector. Prior to his work on Ethereum, he co-founded Cara, an e-health startup based in Berlin.

Emin Gün Sirer

Gün is Co-founder and CEO at Ava Labs. Previously, he was a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, where his research focused on operating systems, networking, and distributed systems. He is well-known for having implemented the first currency that used Proof-of-Work (PoW) to mint coins, as well as his research on selfish mining, characterizing […]

Olaoluwa Osuntokun

Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, and also the lead developer of lnd, one of the main implementations of Lightning. He received his B.S and M.S in Computer Science from UCSB and was a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2019. During his graduate studies he focused on […]

Stani Kulechov

Stani Kulechov is the founder and CEO of The Aave Companies, a technology company that builds web3 protocols, applications, and tools. The company is known for creating the Aave Protocol, one of the most widely used decentralized liquidity protocols. Governed by users, the protocol allows people to supply and borrow cryptoassets peer-to-protocol without intermediaries. Recently, […]

Bobbin Threadbare

Bobbin Threadbare is a co-founder of Polygon and leads the Polygon Miden team. Prior to his time at Polygon, Bobbin worked as a research scientist at Meta, where he led the development of Winterfell, a highly performant general-purpose STARK prover. Bobbin has been active in Web3 since 2018. His focus and passion have always been […]

Eric Wall

Eric is well-known for his in-depth critiques and for exposing systemic flaws in high-profile cryptocurrency projects. He is the former head of blockchain and cryptocurrency at Nasdaq-owned Cinnober and holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lund University.