About Tree-Graph

The Tree Graph Blockchain Research Institute was initiated by Dr. Long Fan, a professor of University of Toronto with the support of Shanghai municipal government. Famous computer scientist Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, the only Chinese Turing Award winner, serves as the chief scientist. The Institute was founded for the research of the underlying infrastructure of Conflux public blockchain system.

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Technical Overview

Conflux, with independent intelligent property rights, innovatively develops the Tree-Graph structure consensus algorithm, breaking through the bottlenecks on TPS and Confirmation Latency of the current blockchain technology, realizing a high TPS of 3000-6000 without losing any public ownership, openness and security.

Scalability
Scalability
By adopting a scalability consensus mechanism and safely retaining fork blocks, Conflux realized a high throughput rate of 3000-6000 TPS in our real-network testing.
Extensibility
Extensibility
Blockchain oracle combined with cryptographic tools to realize powerful features such as external data feeding, confidential data control, and beyond.
Security
Security
Ensured by 2 Dimensional protection - Anti double-spend attack protection (consensus-level) and contract code proofreading (application-level).

Core Team

Fan Long

Fan Long

Founder | President, Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute

Fan Long, an Assistant Professor in University of Toronto. He graduated from Tsinghua University Yao Class, and he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. His research interests include systems security, programming language, and blockchain. He is a recipient of ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Dissertation Award and MIT Best Dissertation Award. He has more than 20 publications on top computer science conferences with over 1000 citations. He is also a competitive programmer with two gold medals in the International Olympiad of Informatics (2005, 2006), and ACM-ICPC Programming Contest regional champion.

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao

Chief Scientist, Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute

Professor Yao is a world-renowned computer scientist. He is the recipient of the Turing Award in 2000 for his fundamental contributions to the theory of computation, including the complexity-based theory of pseudorandom number generation, cryptography, and communication complexity. He is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is a Professor and the Dean of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University. Professor Yao is the Chief Scientist of the Conflux Chain Foundation and will lead the theoretical design of the Conflux protocol.

Ming Wu

Ming Wu

CTO

Ming Wu is a founding member of Conflux. Before joining the Conflux team, Ming was a senior researcher at Systems Research Group in Microsoft Research Asia. He has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of distributed systems. He designed and implemented large-scale and highly efficient distributed machine learning systems which were applied in Microsoft products. Ming earns his Ph.D. from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007, and his bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China. His main research interests include distributed transaction processing systems, graph computing engines, and artificial intelligence platforms. He has publications on top conferences in computer system, such as SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, ATC, EuroSys, SoCC, VLDB, etc. He served as Program Committee Members of OSDI, ASPLOS, HotDep, and MiddleWare, and also the Publication Chair of SOSP'17.

Guang Yang

Guang Yang

Research Director

Guang Yang graduated from Tsinghua University Yao Class and he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from IIIS at Tsinghua University. After graduation, Guang did research at Aarhus University, Institute of Computing Technology at Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Bitmain. His research interests include cryptography, game theory, and blockchain. He is a recipient of the CACR Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award. He has published over ten papers on top conferences in theory and cryptography, including CRYPTO, CCC, TCC, AAMAS, and ICML. He is also a math enthusiast (as an academic descendent of Leonhard Euler). He won a gold medal of the Chinese Mathematical Olympiad in 2006.

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