I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at the Networks and Mobile Systems Group (NMS) of MIT‘s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). My research is focused on Computer Networks and Networked Systems. I'm advised by Prof. Mohammad Alizadeh and Prof. Hari Balakrishnan. Prior to that, I received my B.S. in Computer Science at Peking University.
I love designing and building software and hardware systems that are robust, performant, and easy to use. Previously I've done a bunch of projects in wireless networking, such as a camera system that runs for over a month on two AA batteries. My current research focuses on improving the performance of blockchain. Our implementation of the Prism protocol can support more than 70,000 transactions per second. Occasionally, I write about what I do in my blog. When away from the keyboard, I enjoy hiking, cycling, sailing and travelling. Plus, I am a licensed amateur radio operator. My callsign is BH1UNB. Check out my profile in the QRZ.com database.
We put our paper Prism: Scaling Bitcoin by 10,000x (authors: Lei Yang, Vivek Bagaria, Gerui Wang, Mohammad Alizadeh, David Tse, Giulia Fanti, Pramod Viswanath) on arXiv. Check out the full text and the source code!