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 distributed systems. I’m advised by Prof. Mohammad Alizadeh. I received my SM from MIT in 2020 and my BS in Computer Science from Peking University in 2018.
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 the 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 KC1NOR.
Check out the talk about Prism I gave at the Stanford Blockchain Conference 2020.