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.

See the previous speakers page for previous speaker bios + archives of the previous schedules for prior semesters.








Date Assignee Topic
01/04/2021 Nobody We discussed administrativa and organization for meetings for the year.
01/11/2021 Sarah Allen Sarah presented on the IRB approval process and we discussed research ethics.
01/18/2022 Nate Rothschild We brainstormed heuristics for identifying malicious NFTs from benign ones.
01/25/2022 Yan Ji Yan has a speaker from Dawn’s group to talk about Zk snark research.
02/01/2022 Phil Daian TBD
02/08/2022 Ari Juels Ari gave a talk on his testimony in congress
02/15/2022 Nobody Skipped this week
02/22/2022 Kushal Babel TBD
03/01/2022 Deepak Maram TBD
03/08/2022 Everyone Round Robin AriDG, 3-5 minutes per person to talk about something, anything.
03/15/2022 Mahimna Kelkar Mahimna gave a talk about pi and some of its fun properties.
03/22/2022 Sishan Long Sishan gave a talk on cryptology and historical crypto-schemes.
03/29/2022 Jasleen Malvai Mikerah Quentin-Collins will be presenting on MPC and related research ideas.
04/05/2022 Nobody Spring Break
04/12/2022 Tyler Kell Sebastian Büergel from Hopr Network will be coming to give a talk about the research issues they have in their work.
04/19/2022 Sarah Allen Sarah gave a talk on Money Laundering in the Contemporary Art Market X NFTs
04/26/2022 Nate Rothschild Tyler Kell gave an overview talk on all of IC3’s research and solicited feedback for the content of the talk.
05/03/2022 Everyone Round Robin AriDG, 3-5 minute lightning talk per person to talk about something, anything.
05/10/2022 Yan Ji Yuncong Hu from Berkeley gave a talk on Decentralized Ledgers Design and Applications.
05/17/2022 Ari Juels Sunoo Park came to brainstorm and discuss research topics with the group.
05/24/2022 Phil Daian Phil gave a review of the recent Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul paper.
05/31/2022 Jasleen Malvai
Jasleen gave a practice talk on her recent work at Meta.
06/07/2022 Mahimna Kelkar Mahimna presented on the Balls and Bins problem
06/14/2022 Deepak Maram Deepak gave a talk on an optimal authentication mechanism paper he and Mahimna are working on.
06/21/2022 Nobody Canceled for NFT NYC
06/28/2022 Kushal Babel Kushal gave a talk on his recent paper SHORTSTACK: Distributed, Fault-tolerant, Oblivious Data Access
07/05/2022 Nobody Canceled for July 4.
07/12/2022 Sishan Long Sishan led a survey on how to do good research.
07/19/2022 Canceled Ari on vacation
07/26/2022 Tyler Kell Tyler walked through the Trail of bits report : Are Blockchains Decentralized?
08/02/2022 Canceled Canceled for IC3 Summer Camp
08/09/2022 Everyone Round Robin AriDG, 3-5 minute lightning talk per person to talk about something, anything.
08/16/2022 Sarah Allen Feedback on the IC3 Summer Camp
09/13/2022 Yan Ji Yan gave a talk on Vireo, a practical verifiable reputation system
09/20/2022 Phil Daian Phil gave a talk on MEV boost. Recommended resources: All SBC MEV workshop talks; Builder innovation after the merge: Slides, Video; Vitalik talk about decentralization: Slides, Video, Blog post
09/27/2022 Mahimna Kelkar Mahimna invited Joachim Neu to give a talk entitled Ethereum After The Merge: Is It Still Secure? based on a series of his work [NNT21, NNT22, D’ANNT22].
10/04/2022 Ari Juels Feedback on the NFT Gallery
10/11/2022 Cancelled
10/18/2022 Sishan Long Sishan gave a talk on Arweave and discussed research opportunities and challenges in permanent storage.
10/25/2022 Carolina Ortega Perez Carolinar gave a talk on the whistleblowing project to disincentivize collusion in fair ordering protocols.
11/01/2022 James Richard Austgen James gave a talk on Bitcoin and its evolution.
11/08/2022 Deepak Maram Deepak invited Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias to give a talk entitled The Sui Smart-Contract Platform: A Technical Introduction.
11/15/2022 Andres Fabrega Andres gave a talk on On One-way Functions and Kolmogorov Complexity
11/22/2022 Everyone Round Robin AriDG, 3-5 minute lightning talk per person to talk about something, anything.
11/28/2022 Everyone Attempt to break something.
12/05/2022 Deepak Maram Deepak’s B Exam.
12/12/2022 Kushal Babel
12/19/2022 Yan Ji
12/26/2022 Cancelled Christmas holiday
01/02/2023 Cancelled
01/09/2023 Sishan Long
01/16/2023 Phil Daian Universal Composability Framework 101 (possibly)
01/23/2023 Mahimna Kelkar
01/30/2023 Ari Juels
02/06/2023 Carolina Ortega Perez
02/13/2023 James Richard Austgen
02/20/2023 Andres Fabrega
02/27/2023 System deconstruction