Protocol Labs Research

Yann Vonlanthen

Summer Fellow / ConsensusLab


PhD in Distributed Computing (in progress), 2024 (expected)

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)

MSc in Communication Systems (cyber security specialization), 2021

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

BSc in Communication Systems, 2018

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Yann holds BSc and MSc degrees in Communication Systems with a specialization in cyber security from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), where he also worked as a research assistant in the lab of Prof. Rachid Guerraoui. He is currently a PhD student at ETH Zurich in the Distributed Computing group of Prof. Roger Wattenhofer. There he works on designing distributed systems that are able to process transactions concurrently. He is also analyzing the potential and dangers of voting advice applications (such as SmartVote) and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO).

Areas of Expertise

Scalable distributed systems and state machine replication, Current developments in the blockchain and web3 ecosystem, Advances in voting and governance theory, Proof-of-personhood and community currencies, Deliberation and digital democracy