Emin Gün Sirer is a Turkish-American computer scientist. He was a partner professor of computer science at Cornell University and is presently the co-director of IC3. He is recognized for his contributions to peer-to-peer structures, working systems, and computer networking. Sirer is also the founder of Avalanche protocol, a task related to building a computing platform using Avalanche Consensus.
Sirer attended high school at Robert College, obtained his undergraduate diploma at Princeton University, and finished his graduate research at the University of Washington. Under the supervision of Brian N. Bershad, he got his Ph.D. in computer science and Engineering in 2002. Before becoming a professor at Cornell University, Sirer worked at AT&T Bell Labs on Plan 9, DEC SRC, and NEC.
Sirer is best recognized for his contributions to operating systems, disbursed structures, and fundamental cryptocurrency research. He co-developed the SPIN (operating system), in which the implementation and interface of an operating system can be changed safely at run-time by type-safe extension code. He also led the Nexus OS attempt, where he developed new strategies for testifying and reasoning about the semantic residences of remote programs. His Karma system, posted in 2003, is the primary cryptocurrency that uses a distributed mint based on proof-of-work.
In conjunction with his studies institution, he posted the paper “Majority isn’t enough, Bitcoin Mining is vulnerable,” which defined the selfish mining attack as an attack on Bitcoin with only 1/three of general hash power. He created Bitcoin-NG, a bitcoin scaling solution, and Bitcoin Covenants, a security solution. He is also co-founder of bloXroute, an enterprise specializing in solving the forgotten “layer 0” networking layer.