Roger Wattenhofer

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Roger Wattenhofer
Born (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 48)
Schwyz, Switzerland
Residence Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater ETH Zurich
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
Institutions ETH Zurich, Brown University, Microsoft Research
Thesis Distributed Counting – How to Bypass Bottlenecks (1998)
Doctoral advisor Peter Widmayer

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. 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". Theory of Computing Systems. 39 (6): 875–901. doi:10.1007/s00224-006-1251-9. 


  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. 
  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. Springer International Publishing. 8713: 313–326. 
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