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YINS Distinguished Guest Lecturer: David Tse (Stanford)

YINS Distinguished Guest Lecturer: David Tse (Stanford)

Event time: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Yale Institute for Network Science See map
17 Hillhouse Ave, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Solving the Blockchain Trilemma”

Speaker: David Tse, Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Description: The blockchain trilemma is a conjecture which states that it is impossible to build a fully decentralized blockchain system whose security and transaction throughput both scale linearly with the number of nodes in the network. We provide a resolution to the conjecture.

Speaker Bio: David Tse received the BASc degree in systems design engineering from University of Waterloo in 1989, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 and 1994 respectively. From 1994 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral member of technical staff at A.T. & T. Bell Laboratories. From 1995 to 2014, he was on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor at Stanford University.