Roger Wattenhofer

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Roger Wattenhofer
Born (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 49)
Schwyz, Switzerland
ResidenceSwitzerland
NationalitySwiss
Alma materETH Zurich
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsETH Zurich, Brown University, Microsoft Research
ThesisDistributed Counting – How to Bypass Bottlenecks (1998)
Doctoral advisorPeter Widmayer
Websitedisco.ethz.ch/members/wroger

Roger Wattenhofer,[1] born in 1969, is a Swiss computer scientist, active in the field of distributed computing, networking, and algorithms.[2][3] He is a professor at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) since 2001. He has published numerous research articles in computer science[4][5] and a popular[6] book on Bitcoin.[7]

In 2012, Wattenhofer won the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing, awarded annually at the SIROCCO conference.[8] Together with Christian Decker in 2014,[9] he uncovered that nearly 850,000 of the BitCoins lost by Mt. Gox could not have been stolen by malleability attacks, as claimed by Mt. Gox.[10][11] In 2017, he appeared in a movie about the Blockchain.[12]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Hong, Chi-Yao; Kandula, Srikanth; Mahajan, Ratul; Zhang, Ming; Gill, Vijay; Nanduri, Mohan; Wattenhofer, Roger (27 August 2013). "Achieving high utilization with software-driven WAN". ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. 43 (4): 15–26. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.306.9382. doi:10.1145/2534169.2486012.
  • Lenzen, Christoph; Locher, Thomas; Wattenhofer, Roger (1 January 2010). "Tight bounds for clock synchronization". Journal of the ACM. 57 (2): 1–42. doi:10.1145/1667053.1667057.
  • Herlihy, Maurice; Kuhn, Fabian; Tirthapura, Srikanta; Wattenhofer, Roger (25 September 2006). "Dynamic Analysis of the Arrow Distributed Protocol" (PDF). Theory of Computing Systems. 39 (6): 875–901. doi:10.1007/s00224-006-1251-9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Wattenhofer's personal page on ETH Zurich's website
  2. ^ "Biographies of Invited Speakers". 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization.
  3. ^ "Keynote by Prof. Roger Wattenhofer". ACM SenSys 2017.
  4. ^ Roger Wattenhofer's bibliography on DBLP
  5. ^ "Roger Wattenhofer". Google Scholar.
  6. ^ "8 Best Sources to Study Blockchain Technology". The Cointelegraph. 2017-08-11.
  7. ^ Wattenhofer, Roger (2016). The science of the blockchain. Inverted Forest Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5227-5183-0.
  8. ^ Idit Keidar, ACM-SIGACT News Distributed Computing Column, June 2013
  9. ^ Decker, Christian; Wattenhofer, Roger (1 January 2014). Bitcoin Transaction Malleability and MtGox. Computer Security - ESORICS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 8713. pp. 313–326. arXiv:1403.6676. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11212-1_18. ISBN 978-3-319-11211-4.
  10. ^ "The Mt. Gox Bitcoin Debacle: An Update". 2015-11-03.
  11. ^ "The Troubling Holes in MtGox's Account of How It Lost $600 Million in Bitcoins".
  12. ^ "Roger Wattenhofer".

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