Jason Teutsch

Jason is the founder of TrueBit, a scalable verification solution for blockchains. Jason has held postdoc positions with Prateek Saxena at NUS, Trent Jaeger at Penn State and Wolfgang Merkle at Universität Heidelberg. Previously, he served as a US Fulbright fellow to Israel and to Hungary. From 2008-2010 Jason held a research staff position at CCR-La Jolla, and before that he worked at the RAND Corporation. Jason fulfilled his dissertation research as a CIC Traveling Scholar at the University of Chicago computer science department under the supervision of Lance Fortnow. He earned a PhD in mathematics from Indiana University in 2007, a DM in composition from the IU School of Music in 2004, and a BA in guitar performance and mathematics from Pomona College in 2000. Jason analyzes and develops distributive systems security with special focus on cryptocurrencies. While proper financial incentives allow us to build powerful new systems, misplaced incentives can have dangerous consequences. Jason's work has anticipated the SmartPool project as well as network failure on Bitcoin. On the theory side, his combinatorial and game-theoretic results have shown the existence of efficient list approximations for shortest descriptions, introduced the notion of integer-valued martingales, and revealed interactions between algorithmic randomness, fractal geometry, and additive number theory. He has an Erdős number of 2.
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