Sarah joins us from the Information Security Group at University College London, where she did research on consensus and worked towards her forthcoming PhD in Computer Science. During her studies, she collaborated with Protocol Labs and was also an intern at Calibra. Sarah is now part of the Filecoin Research team. Here's what Sarah had to say:
What path brought you to PL?
I met people from PL when I was at SBC 2019, presenting one of my papers. We found out that we were working on very similar research projects and decided to start collaborating on those. The collaboration went really well; I loved the vision of the project and the energy of the team.
What are you working on?
I am working on the security of Filecoin's consensus protocol.
What future technology are you most excited about?
More than anything specific, I'm very interested to see in what ways new technologies could be applied to solve societal problems.