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Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Research Professor Georgetown University


Shin'ichiro Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security.

He is working on maturing Blockchain technology from the academia side and presents research results on blockchain security. At Georgetown University, he directs the Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design (B-TED) research center and leads multi-disciplinary research among technology, economy, law, and regulation.

He founded, which is the neutral international research test network for Blockchain to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies. It is an international actual network with 27 international universities and acts the same role as NSFNet for the Internet. He also founded CELLOS consortium, the international consortium for the security evaluation of cryptographic protocol and serve as the head of its technical working group for securing cryptographic protocol like TLS. Shin'ichiro leads international research collaboration on Blockchain with and by founding BASE (Blockchain Academic Synergized Environment) alliance with the University of Tokyo and Keio University.

Shin'ichiro is a part of many program committees on Blockchain technology and information security, and a program co-chair of Scaling Bitcoin 2018 Tokyo. He serves as the leader of security standardization project of Blockchain (ISO TC307). Previously he served as the head of Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques, a member of advisory board cryptographic technology for the Japanese government.

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