Henri Stern

Hi there. I am a research scientist at Protocol Labs working on Filecoin's consensus protocol and Filecoin research more generally.

Prior to that, I got an M.Sc. in Computer Security, Systems and Applied Cryptography at Stanford and a B.A. at Columbia University.

In between, I built marketplaces at Shout (YC S14).

Projects I've worked on

De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks.
Using Twitter follower data to deanonymize users based on their browsing histories.

The Declassification Engine at the Columbia History Lab.
Matching documents declassified and redacted by different government agencies to better understand the declassification process.

Some Thoughts

A Small History of Cryptocurrencies.



Securing Home IoT Devices Using Commodity WiFi Routers.
H. Stern, Y. Michalevsky, B. Bünz, Y. Tian. 2017.

Published Work

The Case For Secure Delegation.
Dmitry Kogan, Henri Stern, Ashley Tolbert, David Mazières, Keith Winstein. HotNets 2017.

Using Online Reviews by Restaurant Patrons to Identify Unreported Cases of Foodborne Illness.
C. Harrison, M. Jorder, H. Stern, F. Stavinsky, V. Reddy, H. Hanson, H. Waechter, L. Lowe, L. Gravano, S. Balter. MMWR Vol. 63(20). 2014.