I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at the Networks and Mobile Systems Group (NMS) of MIT CSAIL, advised by Prof. Mohammad Alizadeh. My research lies in computer networks and distributed systems. I received my SM from MIT in 2020 and my BS in Computer Science from Peking University in 2018.
I love designing and building systems that are robust, performant, and easy to use. My current research focuses on computer network problems in the setting of blockchain. Some examples are Prism, a cryptocurrency that supports more than 80,000 transactions per second; DispersedLedger, a framework that hardens existing BFT state machine replication protocols against fluctuating network bandwidth; and Rateless IBLTs, a family of universal rateless codes for reconciling set differences. I have also published on the security aspects of blockchain protocols. My work is supported by generous gifts from the Ethereum Foundation.
Occasionally, I write about what I do in my blog. When away from the keyboard, I enjoy hiking, cycling, sailing and travelling. Plus, I am a licensed amateur radio operator. My callsign is KC1NOR.
Optimal flexible consensus (joint work with Srivatsan Sridhar, Joachim Neu, and David Tse) will appear at IEEE S&P 2024.
Light client for lazy blockchains (joint work with Ertem Nusret Tas, Dionysis Zindros, and David Tse) will appear at FC 2024.