Pinar Ozisik

Ph.D. Candidate
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst


I am a Ph.D. student in the Cryptoeconomics Lab at UMass Amherst, where I work with Brian Levine. I work on quantifying and improving the performance of blockchain systems using statistical tools and machine learning techniques. Recently, I have also been working on adversarial machine learning. Here is a copy of my CV.


Sep. 2018 Check out the freshman seminar I'm teaching this semester here.
Nov. 2017 Check out the discussion about our new block propagation protocol, Graphene. Bitcoin Unlimited even mentioned that they might implement it here!
Jan. 2017 You can find our tutorial explaining the derivation of Nakamato's double-spend attack here.
June 2016 I'm off to New Mexico to attend the Complex Systems Summer School in the Santa Fe Institute!
May 2016 I passed the qualifying exam and now am a Ph.D. Candidate!
May 2015 I'm going to intern at a defense company, Systems and Technology Research, as part of the Analysis and Decision Systems team.
April 2013 I received the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Thank you very much Google!


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Last modified: 11/15/2017