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.

Conference and Workshop Papers

  • Graphene: A New Protocol for Block Propagation Using Set Reconciliation. [Short version]
    A. Pinar Ozisik, Gavin Andresen, George Bissias, Amir Houmansadr, and Brian N. Levine. In International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology, September 2017.
  • Sybil-Resistant Mixing for Bitcoin.
    George Bissias, A. Pinar Ozisik, Brian N. Levine, and Marc Liberatore. In Proc. ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, November 2014.
  • Detecting Stumbles with a Single Accelerometer.
    Nabil Hajj Chehade, A. Pinar Ozisik, James Gomez, Fabio Ramos, and Gregory J. Pottie. In International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, August 2012.
  • The Effects of Finite Populations and Selection on the Emergence of Signaling.
    Kyle I. Harrington, A. Pinar Ozisik, and Jordan Pollack. In Proceedings of Artificial Life XIII, July 2012.
  • The Effect of Tags on the Evolution of Honest Signaling.
    A. Pinar Ozisik and Kyle I. Harrington. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, July 2012.