Emin Gün Sirer is an associate professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. He is Co-Director of the IC3 cryptocurrency and blockchain research project.
Emin Gün Sirer is Co-Director of the IC3 cryptocurrency and blockchain research project. The group’s research and findings around bitcoin include building the Falcon relay network to aid decentralisation, developing Covenants to deter thefts and inventing Bitcoin-NG to improve scalability. They also work with the Ethereum foundation.
Sirer is also an associate professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, with research interests in distributed systems, cryptocurrencies, and software infrastructure for large scale services.
In 2002, Sirer started Karma, an early cryptocurrency that was the first to utilize a proof-of-work concept.
Sirer acts as the Blockchain Advisor for the WeTrust project, which aims to provide decentralized financial services to create a more inclusive financial system.
He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton.