Program Committee

Program Chair

Peter Robinson is a technical director and applied cryptographer working in ConsenSys Software’s R&D group on Filecoin Retrieval Market and Cross-Blockchain technologies. He has twenty-three granted patents in fields ranging from distributed computing, cryptography, blockchain, and virtualisation to graphical password design. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters of Telecommunications Engineering from University of Wollongong, is a graduate of the International Space University, and is currently completing a PhD at University of Queensland part-time with the thesis topic, Cross-Blockchain Communications. Peter is co-chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Crosschain Interoperability Task Force.
Email: peter.robinson@consensys.net


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-robinson-98a0061
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QHvuxTYAAAAJ&hl=en
Program Committee

Dr Stefan Schulte is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien. His research interests span the areas of data engineering, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things, and the application of blockchain technologies in the Internet of Things, especially with regard to blockchain interoperability. He is the leader of the recently established Christian Doppler Laboratory “Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things” (CDL-BOT). Findings from his research have been published in more than 100 refereed scholarly publications.
Email: s.schulte@dsg.tuwien.ac.at


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-schulte-71ba6812/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jYD7x3gAAAAJ

Alexei Zamyatin is the CEO and co-founder of Interlay and a researcher at Imperial Colledge London
Email: alexei@interlay.io


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexei-zamyatin/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.at/citations?user=BJDPyu0AAAAJ

Dr. Raghavendra Ramesh is a researcher working in Automated Verification team of Consensys Software R&D. He completed his Ph.D from the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in the research area of formal verification and security. At Oracle Labs, leveraging his academic background, he worked on building industrial scale static analysis tools. At Consensys he has worked in the area of interoperable blockchains, and is currently working on automated verification of correctness of consensus protocols.
He practises Raja yoga based meditation under the tutelage of Sri Suresh Kumar Makam, Bangalore.
Email: raghavendra.ramesh@consensys.net


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghavendra-ramesh-0a418051/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JZik0U0AAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Marius Portmann is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He has an undergraduate degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests include blockchain technology, software defined networks, wireless mesh networks, pervasive computing and network security.
Email: marius_at_itee.uq.edu.au


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marius-portmann-30630a
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hiYVpa0AAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Sandra Johnson is an Applied Researcher at ConsenSys Software Company and has a PhD in Environmental Statistics. Having worked as a data scientist, researcher, Bayesian network modeller, sessional academic and software engineer, she enjoys applying her wide range of experiences to research within the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem.
Email: sandra.johnson@consensys.net


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandjohnson/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1gsap5oAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Weijia Zhang is the Vice President of Engineering at Wanchain and Regional Head China for the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. He is co-chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Crosschain Interoperability Task Force.
Email: weijia@wanchain.org


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/weijia-zhang-013b84153/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=UJyzqCwAAAAJ

Dr. David Hyland-Wood is a multi-disciplinary engineer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently inventing the next generation of blockchain systems at ConsenSys Software R&D. In 2018, he led the acquisition of pioneering space technology company Planetary Resources for ConsenSys, and led the creation of the first international blockchain standard, the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. David also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland.
Email: david.wood@consensys.net


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-wood-495b24a/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=i-Wg9aIAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Naipeng Dong is lecturer at UQ Cyber Security, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She received her PhD from University of Luxembourg. Before joining UQ, she was a Research Fellow at School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on automatic formal verification of security and privacy in cryptographic protocols, Android applications and blockchain systems. She has worked on developing efficient automatic formal verification techniques, particularly on model checking and attacker knowledge reasoning, analysis and development of cryptographic systems, BAR (Byzantine-Altruistic-Rational) systems, smart contracts, and deep learning models.
Email: n.dong@uq.edu.au


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naipeng-dong-ab082a166/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZU5ZUnAAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

Babu Pillai is a PhD candidate at the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. His current research relates to Cross-chain Technology that enables interoperability between distributed ledger systems such as blockchain. In 2017, Mr Pillai obtained his Master’s degree in Information Technology from Griffith University. Prior to that, Mr Pillai worked as an Engineering Professional in the building industry with the design team where his main purpose was to merge engineering design and technology to create efficient and collaborative design processes. Mr Pillai received his technical qualification in Civil Engineering from India in 1995 and has worked in Australia, India and the Middle East.
Email: babu.pillai@griffithuni.edu.au


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/babu-pillai-08042114
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Xtg1XHIAAAAJ