Tell us about your background and how you got into this field.
I studied both mathematics and computational physics in graduate school, frequently teaching cryptography and other topics. After completing my Ph.D., I began doing full-time research for the Monero Research Lab.
In the next five years, what are the most important things to keep and eye on in your field? Why?
Working toward more private and fungible assets will require new advances in applied cryptography, specifically surrounding efficiency, scaling, and trust.
Who (person or company) do you feel is doing exciting stuff in your field? Why?
This is a broad question. Great work is being conducted academically, but the crossover into applications gets complex quite quickly.
How do you hope Tulip Conference will be better than your typical event/conference? Why?
I would like to see honest and open discussion about the relationship between problem areas (e.g. healthcare, finance, digital assets) and solutions that does not involve anyone trying to sell their latest product.