Group Schedule

This is the group schedule page. Below is the calendar of group meetings. We currently meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Bloomberg 397.

Meetings begin with a quick scrum: 30 seconds to 1 minute per-person (this is a hard time cap at 1 minute, no more allowed) description of what they did last week and what they’re working on. No interruptions, no tangents, and no questions are allowed during this time.\

REMEMBER: you must either get a speaker, or prepare a 20 minute talk with slides on either your work or someone else’s .



Date Assignee Topic
02/01/2019 Ian Miers  Ian’s Job Talk
02/08/2019 Tyler Kell Stories from the Frontlines: Pentesting (Note: Ari away)
02/15/2019 Cancelled due to the IC3 retreat
02/22/2019 Nobody Recent advances in cryptocurrencies reading group. Paper TBD.
03/01/2019 Steven Goldfeder Joseph Bonneau (NYU) will present his work on Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs). For more info on this research area, see
03/08/2019 CANCELLED
NYC Crypto Day
03/15/2019 Yan Ji
Amplify Selfish Mining in a World with Rational Players
03/22/2019 CANCELLED
03/29/2019 Deepak Maram CHURP: CHUrn-Robust Proactive Secret Sharing
04/05/2019 Phil Daian
Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Latency Wars, and Instability in Decentralized Exchanges
04/12/2019 Iddo Bentov Mimblewimble Overview & Discussion
04/19/2019 Ethan Cecchetti Information Flow and its Application to Smart Contracts
04/26/2019 Lorenz Breidenbach CANCELED
05/03/2019 Nobody Recent advances in cryptocurrencies reading group. Paper TBD.
05/10/2019 Jasleen Malvai Benedikt Bünz (Stanford) will be presenting his paper Batching Techniques for Accumulators with Applications to IOPs and Stateless Blockchains.
05/17/2019 Mahimna Kelkar Fairness for Centralized Services
05/24/2019 Fan Zhang Ted Yin from Cornell and Ava Labs will present Scalable and Probabilistic Leaderless BFT Consensus through Metastability.
05/31/2019 Nobody Short meta-meeting to discuss administrativa
06/07/2019 Nobody CANCELED
06/14/2019 Nobody CANCELED – IC3 ETH Bootcamp
06/21/2019 Nobody Brainstorming Meeting to discuss research data
06/28/2019 Jasleen Malvai Soumya Basu will be talking about topic “TBD”
07/05/2019 Steven Goldfeder TBD
07/12/2019 Iddo Bentov TBD
07/19/2019 Fan Zhang Reading AVSS paper.
07/26/2019 Deepak Maram TBD
08/02/2019 Yan Ji Yan will lead a group discussion on XClaim, a trustlesss cryptocurrency backed assets system
08/06/2019 Tyler Kell One of Tyler’s friends that prefers to remain anonymous will be talking about threat modeling and architecture design review.
08/16/2019 Mahimna Kelkar
Yue Guo from Cornell and Thunder Research will present “Synchronous, with a Chance of Partition Tolerance” from Crypto ’19
08/27/2019 Phil Daian Phil will talk about Joe Bonneau and Andrew Miller’s Fawkescoin paper
09/03/2019 Ethan Cecchetti Ethan will lead a talk about DAML.
09/10/2019 Tyler Kell Haaroon Yousaf will be presenting his recent work “Tracing Transactions Across Cryptocurrency Ledgers” from USENIX Security ’19
09/17/2019 Noa Oved Noa’s friend Gal will present “Transactional Data Structure Libraries” – a paper about transactional memory.
09/24/2019 Jasleen Malvai Jasleen will be presenting her work on “SEEMless: Secure End-to-End Encrypted Messaging with Less Trust
10/01/2019 Fan Zhang Jiaheng Zhang from Berkeley will present their CRYTP’19 paper Libra: Succinct Zero-Knowledge Proofs with Optimal Prover Computation.
10/08/2019 Yan Ji Yan will be discussing the last few months of her research with people outside the group.
10/15/2019 Steven Goldfeder TBD
10/22/2019 Iddo Bentov TBD
10/29/2019 Deepak Maram Vasilios Mavroudis will be presenting his recent paper Libra: Fair Order-Matching for Electronic Financial Exchanges.
11/05/2019 Mahimna Kelkar Tom Yurek from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will be discussing his CCS 2019 paper HoneyBadgerMPC and AsynchroMix: Practical Asynchronous MPC and its Application to Anonymous Communication.
11/12/2019 Cancelled due to CCS
11/19/2019 Phil Daian Phil will be talking about “Blockchain Protocol Security in the Age of DeFi”
11/26/2019 Quick scrum and various administrativa, but no presentation this week.
12/03/2019 Ari Juels Guest lecture by James Grimmelmann
12/10/2019 Phil Daian
12/17/2019 Fan Zhang TBD
12/24/2019 Yan Ji TBD
12/31/2019 NOBODY Winter Holidays