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Roger Wattenhofer

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Roger Wattenhofer
Born (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 54)
Schwyz, Switzerland
Alma materETH Zurich
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsETH Zurich, Brown University, Microsoft Research
ThesisDistributed Counting – How to Bypass Bottlenecks (1998)
Doctoral advisorPeter 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 book on Bitcoin.[6]

In 2012, Wattenhofer won the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing, awarded annually at the SIROCCO conference.[7] Together with Christian Decker in 2014,[8] 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.[9][10] In 2017, he appeared in a movie about the Blockchain.[11]

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 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. S2CID 481610.
  • 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. hdl:20.500.11850/24309. S2CID 6126587.


  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. ^ Wattenhofer, Roger (2016). The science of the blockchain. Inverted Forest Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5227-5183-0.
  7. ^ Idit Keidar, ACM-SIGACT News Distributed Computing Column, June 2013
  8. ^ Decker, Christian; Wattenhofer, Roger (1 January 2014). "Bitcoin Transaction Malleability and MtGox". Computer Security - ESORICS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8713. pp. 313–326. arXiv:1403.6676. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11212-1_18. ISBN 978-3-319-11211-4. S2CID 14555943.
  9. ^ "The Mt. Gox Bitcoin Debacle: An Update". 2015-11-03.
  10. ^ "The Troubling Holes in MtGox's Account of How It Lost $600 Million in Bitcoins".
  11. ^ "Roger Wattenhofer". IMDb.

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