Research Areas

Our mission urges us to consider problems across multiple subject areas, both applied and theoretical. We pursue these problems in the open and share our results in recorded talks and published papers.

Research Groups

Filecoin Research

The purpose of Filecoin Research is to design the building blocks enabling Filecoin: a decentralized storage network.

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A resilient system or network is fundamentally uncompromised by an isolated failure or network split. The system is malleable, adaptable to different conditions and capable of evolving to meet new requirements over time.
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Recent Publications

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2020.1.15 / Report
Single Secret Leader Election
In a Single Secret Leader Election (SSLE), a group of participants aim to randomly choose exactly one leader from the group with the restriction that the identity of the leader will be known to the chosen leader and nobody else.
2020.1.6 / Conference paper
DClaims: A Censorship Resistant Web Annotations System using IPFS and Ethereum
The proliferation of unreliable and biased information is a significant problem on the Internet. To assess the credibility of the information retrieved from news websites and other sources, users often resort to social platforms looking for confirmation with trustworthy parties.
ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (to appear)
2019.9.5 / Poster
A Dual-Process Approach for Automated Knowledge Creation
Scientific knowledge growth combines elements of existing theories into new proposed models, which is combinatorially intractable. Inspired by dual-system psychological theories, we conceptualize a knowledge creation process in two stages. Stage One narrows the space of existing computational elements based on contextual queues, supplying components from which a new model will be proposed.
Metascience 2019 Symposium
2019.9.5 / Conference paper
Dioptics: A Common Generalization of Open Games and Gradient-Based Learners
Compositional semantics have been shown for machine-learning algorithms [FST18] and open games [Hed18]; at SYCO 1, remarks were made noting the high degree of overlap in character and analogy between the constructions, and that there is known to be a monoidal embedding from the category of learners to the category of games, but it remained unclear exactly what kind of structure they both are.
Fifth Symposium on Compositional Structures (SYCO 5)