Arash Pourdamghani

PhD student

Algorithms and Games in Blockchain: Designing Verifiable Systems

  Friday, 03 January 2020
  15:00 - 15:45

Abstract

Blockchain is going to be one of the monetary systems of the future, on top of many other possible applications. But today's blockchain has various pitfalls and shortcomings, some are well-known, and some are not discovered yet. To name a few: some protocols use lots of resources, some can not provide useful functions, and in general, there is no formal framework that can provide general efficiency and consistency grantees.
In this talk, we will survey algorithmic methods that are suggested to overcome these challenges. More specifically, we take a look at how game-theoretic ideas can help us model the existing problems and provide mathematically and experimentally sound results.

Bio

Arash Pourdamghani is a Ph.D. student at the New York University. His research involves Algorithmic Game Theory and other algorithmic problems. He also received his Bachelor degree from the Sharif University of Technology in Computer Engineering.