People

Lefteris Kokoris Kogias

Research Scientist

I joined Novi in June 2020. I am interested in increasing the digital trust of online information and processes, especially those that impact the physical world. I am working on building a scalable and robust infrastructure for the future decentralized internet focusing on scalable blockchain systems, bias-resistant decentralized randomness generation, secure software update dispersion and novel applications of threshold cryptography and distributed consensus. Prior to Novi, I received my PhD from EPFL working with Prof. Bryan Ford on scalable and confidential blockchains.

Awards

  • 2017 IBM PhD Fellow
  • 2018 IBM PhD Fellow

Interests

Theory and practice of decentralized and distributed systems

Latest Publications

CCS - November 3, 2020

Asynchronous Distributed Key Generation for Computationally Secure Randomness, Consensus, and Threshold Signatures

Lefteris Kokoris Kogias, Dahlia Malkhi, Alexander Spiegelman