Our Researchers

Professor Serguei Popov
Co-Founder
Professor Serguei Popov

Expertise - Research mathematician working in the field of probability theory and stochastic processes.
Interests at IOTA - Core protocol, probabilistic consensus

Dr. William Sanders
Department Director
Dr. William Sanders

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Kansas (2015)
Postdoc, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (2015-2018)

Expertise - Pure mathematics (commutative, category theory, and combinatorics)
Interests at IOTA - Networking problems, protocol improvements, consensus questions, reputation systems, autopeering

Vidal Attias
Vidal Attias

B.Sc. in Computer Science, École normale supérieure de Rennes
M.Sc. in Computer Science, École normale supérieure de Paris-Saclay (MPRI)

Expertise - VDF applications to the IOTA protocol and developing the data sharing solution.
Interests at IOTA - Cryptography, blockchain, low level computing and networking topics.

Dr. Angelo Capossele
Dr. Angelo Capossele

Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Rome

Expertise - Applied cryptography, security, IoT
Interests at IOTA - Different research projects ranging from autopeering, dRNG, consensus as well as practical applications such as GoShimmer.

Dr. Darcy Carmargo
Dr. Darcy Carmargo

B.Sc. in Statistics, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
Ph.D. in Probability, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
Post-Doctorate in Probability, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Expertise - Particle Systems, Random Graphs, Random Walks, Markovian Processes
Interests at IOTA - I formerly led the protocol team until it turned into the Specification group, where I supervise the content of their files and work on their standardisation process . I also lead the Sharding group, where we research the main scalability mechanism that will be used by IOTA in the near future.

Dr. Vassil Dimitrov
Dr. Vassil Dimitrov

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Expertise - Public key cryptography, computational complexity, parallel algorithms, matrix computations, computational number theory, image processing, signal transformations.
Interests at IOTA - My work at the moment is focused on the implementation of various algorithms for verifiable delay functions. I am also doing algorithmic work on RSA key generation.

Evaldas Drąsutis
Evaldas Drąsutis

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Moscow Lomonosov University. Master Business Administration.

Expertise - Software engineering, computer science, business administration and management, corporate finance. Interest in phenomenon and fundamentals of DLT.
Interests at IOTA - Designing IOTA Smart contract protocol and making it reality

Daria Dziubałtowska
Daria Dziubałtowska

B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland

Expertise - DLTs, blockchain, simulations.
Interests at IOTA - I work with the analysis group on evaluating and testing current protocol solutions and on development of the GoShimmer prototype.

Andrew Greve
Andrew Greve

M.A. Political Science, Rutgers University

Expertise - I am interested in the origins of the state and causes of war.
Interests at IOTA - I am interested in the intersection of IOTA with social institutions and the economy. I also serve as academic liaison, helping to organize and oversee our department’s outside collaborations.

Bartosz Kusmierz
Bartosz Kusmierz

M.Sc. in Physics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (continuation, PhD student)
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Wrocław

Expertise - Besides IOTA-related topics, I am interested in solid state physics and the general theory of relativity. I am also interested in the economics of monetary policy, Cantillon effects and business cycles.
Interests at IOTA - Interests at IOTA: Security; consensus (FPC and cellular automaton); random number production in the Tangle, autopeering.

Vivian Lin
Vivian Lin

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

Expertise - DLT, IoT, parallel computing
Interests at IOTA - I work in the GoShimmer team to implement the Coordicide prototype and I’m also in the analysis team to study and analyze the behaviors of GoShimmer.

Piotr Macek
Piotr Macek

B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
M.Sc. in Computer Science, specialization in Data Science from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Expertise - Distributed systems, data processing, data science and data analysis
Interests at IOTA - I am a member of the GoShimmer team responsible for implementation of Coordicide prototype and I’m also part of the analysis team which analyzes GoShimmer and DevNet metrics.

Hans Moog
Hans Moog

Expertise - Distributed systems, data structures, consensus algorithms, developer
Interests at IOTA - Design and development of core protocol and IOTA 2.0 prototype

Dr. Sebastian Mueller
Dr. Sebastian Mueller

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Expertise - Probability Theory, Statistics, and their applications
Interests at IOTA - Core protocol

Dr. Andreas Penzkofer
Dr. Andreas Penzkofer

Ph.D. and PostDoc, Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK M.Sc. Physics, University of Regensburg, Germany

Expertise - Analysis of dynamic systems, simulations, consensus algorithms, physics
Interests at IOTA - I lead the analysis group, which analyses and validates the correct implementation of the node software. My research is in the areas of consensus algorithms, network models, optimisation problems, graph theory, etc.

Dr. Karolis Petrauskas
Dr. Karolis Petrauskas

Ph.D. in computer science from Vilnius University (2011)

Expertise - Distributed systems and formal verification
Interests at IOTA - I work on IOTA Smart Contracts, mostly on the consensus and communication subsystems.

Dr. Olivia Saa
Dr. Olivia Saa

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of São Paulo

Expertise - Low-Dimensional Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes and Fluid Dynamics
Interests at IOTA - I’m interested in consensus protocols and protocol optimization. I gravitate towards the problems that can be analyzed from a theoretical perspective; e.g., the random autopeering or general Tangle dynamics.

Jonas Theis
Jonas Theis

M.Sc. in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Expertise - Distributed systems, parallel computing, systems security
Interests at IOTA - I work on the IOTA 2.0 base protocol’s consensus, networking and communication layer aspects as well as the research prototype GoShimmer.

Dr. Luigi Vigneri
Dr. Luigi Vigneri

Ph.D. in Mobile Communications from EURECOM (2017)
M.Sc. in Computer Science from Télécom ParisTech (2014)
M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (2014)

Expertise - Networking, Convex optimization, Vehicular networks, 5G networks, Online machine learning.
Interests at IOTA - Networking (spam filtering, congestion control), Verifiable Delay Functions, IOTA protocol improvements.

Dr. Wolfgang Welz
Dr. Wolfgang Welz

Ph.D. in algorithmic discrete mathematics at TU Berlin
M.Sc. in computer science
M.Sc. in mathematics

Expertise - Graph algorithms, optimization and efficient algorithms
Interests at IOTA - I work on improvements of the IOTA base protocol and networking as well as the GoShimmer research prototype.

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