Patrick McCorry

I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at King's College London and at heart I am an Engineer with a focus on cryptocurrencies, decentralised systems and building cryptographic protocols.

My research and its implementation is funded by the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Community Fund and the Research Institute.

I have a single PhD Scholarship available for a UK/EU student, so please get in touch if interested.

I advise a startup called, maintain the popular Open Vote Network Project/StateChannels/LocalCrypto, I'm a member of IC3. I have conducted two security audits for RSK.

In the past, I was a post-doc at UCL with Sarah Meiklejohn, a post-doc at UIUC with Andrew Miller and completed my PhD at Newcastle University with Feng Hao and Siamak F. Shahandashti. My thesis is online.

A short list of links about me


Peer review activities


I have had the pleasure of presenting to the following audiences (slides and videos):


Awards that I have been lucky to win:

Before the (emotional roller coaster) PhD

In my past life, I graduated 1st in my class with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Industrial Placement and during this course I had two jobs:

  1. Intern Software Engineer for CICS (Customer Information Control Systems) and CPSM (CICSPlex System Management) at IBM,
  2. Supervisor @ Subway for 5 years, working alongside Moffy.

Quoted in News

This is a short list of articles that have quoted me. This does not include articles about work (listed above) and is probably not up to date.

Yahoo Finance/Quartz, Nasdaq, Money Magazine, Bitcoin Magazine, WikiTribune, Catalyst-inc NI, Hype Codes, Coindesk, Fortune, Engadget, Tech Crunch, Cryptocurrency news, Forbes,Yahoo News, Edgy Labs, International Business Times, Coindesk, Jincor Blog, The Register, So Raven

Contact details

My Linkedin and Twitter.

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