Patrick McCorry

I am a Research Associate under the supervision of Sarah Meiklejohn and funded by the Glass Houses Project. Previously, I visited Andrew Miller at UIUC and completed my PhD with Feng Hao at Newcastle University. As well, I advise a startup called, maintain the popular Open Vote Network Project/LocalCrypto and I'm member of IC3.

At heart I am an Engineer and interests include cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, cryptography and decentralised systems. A recent interview of me can be found here.

Why Cryptography? It is not just about hiding information (encryption) - it is about minimising trust (i.e. trusting mathematics, not humans).


Peer review activities


I have had the pleasure of presenting to the following audiences (slides and videos):


Awards that I have been lucky to win:

Before the (emotional roller coaster) PhD

In my past life, I graduated 1st in my class with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Industrial Placement and during this course I had two jobs:

  1. Intern Software Engineer for CICS (Customer Information Control Systems) and CPSM (CICSPlex System Management) at IBM,
  2. Supervisor @ Subway for 5 years, working alongside Moffy.

Quoted in News

This is a short list of articles that have quoted me. This does not include articles about work (listed above) and is probably not up to date.

Hype Codes, Coindesk, Fortune, Engadget, Tech Crunch, Cryptocurrency news, Forbes,Yahoo News, Edgy Labs, Coindesk, Jincor Blog, The Register, So Raven

Contact details

My Linkedin profile, Twitter and curriculum vitae.

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