Elaine Shi

Associate Professor, Cornell

Packard Fellow, Sloan Fellow 


An Illustration by CoinTelegraph.



I am interested in cryptography, distributed systems, randomized algorithms, and programming languages. Since 2011 I have been doing research on cryptocurrencies and blockchains. I co-authored the first peer-reviewed publication on Bitcoin and the first peer-reviewed publication on decentralized smart contracts.


I obtained my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and my advisor was Adrian Perrig. Prior to joining Cornell, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a member of the research staff at PARC.


See my publications.




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