I am a final year CS PhD student at Cornell University, co-advised by
Prof. Emin Gün Sirer and
Prof. Robbert van Renesse.
I also work closely with Dr. Dahlia Malkhi.
I am generally interested in designing and building practical
distributed/software systems from scratch. Currently, I focus more on fundamental problems
of fault-tolerance, consensus protocols and peer-to-peer systems. In
general, my taste of research is fairly simple: to build the systems which
are provably correct and practically effective.
HotStuff: BFT Consensus with Linearity and Responsiveness
HotStuff: BFT Consensus in the Lens of Blockchain [arXiv:1803.05069][libhotstuff code] Facebook's Libra project is powered by our HotStuff consensus protocol. Maofan Yin, Dahlia Malkhi, Michael K. Reiter, Guy Golan Gueta, Ittai Abraham
CedrusDB: Persistent Key-Value Store with Memory-Mapped Lazy-Trie [arXiv:1803.05069] Maofan Yin, Hongbo Zhang, Robbert van Renesse, Emin Gün Sirer
Sync HotStuff: Simple and Practical Synchronous State Machine Replication* [IEEE S&P 2020] Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Kartik Nayak, Ling Ren and Maofan Yin