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Wednesday, October 17 • 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Deep Dive: Formal Methods

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Dr. Leemon Baird will present an introduction to how mathematical proofs can be checked by a computer, and how this can be useful in projects where security and correctness is important. These formal methods can increase our confidence that a consensus algorithm is truly Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant (aBFT), or that a given program correctly implements that algorithm. Examples will be shown from the proofs that have been developed for the Hashgraph consensus algorithm, using the Coq Proof Assistant.

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Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph
Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera Hashgraph. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom