Kevin Alarcón Negy

Cornell University
Computer Science PhD student
Expected graduation: 2024

Contact Information:
Address: Office 440B Bill & Melinda Gates Hall
(107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853)

I am a third-year PhD student at Cornell University, advised by Emin Gün Sirer and Adrian Sampson. My research interests encompass operating systems, virtualization, kernels, storage systems, and computer architecture. I previously worked in the field of cryptocurrencies.

Here is my CV.


Kevin Alarcón Negy, Peter Rizun, Emin Gün Sirer. Selfish Mining Re-Examined. In Proceedings of Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2020 Twenty-Fourth International Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Feb. 2020. [slides][pdf]


My journey to computer science began after much exploration. At the University of Central Florida, in my hometown of Orlando, FL, I completed a double degree in International Global Studies and Spanish. After graduating in 2013, I taught high school English in Spain for two years. While in Spain, I decided to make the career switch to computer science and in 2018, I graduated from UCF again with a third bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I am now a third-year PhD student at Cornell University.


One of the most important (and gratifying) pillars of my career is the mentorship that I am able to offer to others following in my path. I have had the privilege of mentoring several students over the years, especially as it pertains to PhD applications. I have compiled my application advice into a guide for others thinking about applying to graduate school:

Guide to the PhD Application Process.

Updated as of November 2020.