Who is Emin Gün Sirer?

Dr. Emin Gün Sirer is a computer scientist based in Ithaca, New York. While a professor at Cornell University, he also currently leads the AVAX Avalanche cryptocurrency development team at Ava Labs.

A graduate of Robert College, he later obtained a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University. He then went on to work at AT&T and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

He currently dedicates his time to the research and development of decentralized consensus protocols, most notably AVAX, a next generation cryptocurrency which employs Avalanche – a novel consensus mechanism not currently used by any other digital asset.

Campus Party 2020 Presentation

Dr. Sirer presents Avalanche at the 2020 Campus Party. During the COVID-19 pandemic the Campus Party was held virtually, via videoconference.

Ava Labs

In early 2020, the Avalanche project went public and began community building. In July of the same year, the project raised U$ 42 million in a successful public sale that was scheduled to last 15 days but ran out of AVAX tokens in a little over 4 hours.

Links Avalanche AVAX Section

EGS Cornell Profile Page

Emin Gun Sirer LinkedIn


Google Scholar Publications

Emin’s Blog

Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Labs to Distribute 2M Tokens Ahead of Full Launch

Blockchain project Avalanche raises $42 million in a public token sale

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