Our Team

Conflux is led by a team of luminaries and pioneers in the industry. All team members are top degree holders, to name a few Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Tsinghua University, and are with diversified and elite backgrounds. The core team is prominent and well-recognized scientists in the fields of distributed system, programming language, cyber security, cryptography, and game theory. Before Conflux, most of them worked in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

  • Fan Long

    Founder
    President, Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute

    • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
    • Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT
    • B.S. from Yao Class, Tsinghua University
    • Gold medals in International Olympiad of Informatics (2005, 2006)
    • Regional Champion in ACM-ICPC Programming Contest
  • Andrew Chi-Chih Yao

    Chief Scientist, Tree-Graph Blockchain Research Institute

    • World-renowned Computer Scientist, the Only Asian Recipient of Turing Award
    • Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
    • Dean of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences(IIIS) at Tsinghua University
  • Wei Xu

    Research Scientist

    • M.E. & Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley
    • Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, IIIS, Tsinghua University
    • Associate Dean of the Institute of Financial Technology of Tsinghua University, Director of Blockchain Research Center
  • Ming Wu

    CTO

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Institute of Computing Technology
    • B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China
    • Senior Researcher, Systems Research Group in Microsoft Research Asia
    • Publications on top conferences in computer system area, such as SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, ATC
  • David Chow

    Co-Founder
    Assistant Professor, IIIS, Tsinghua University

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
    • B.S. from Yao Class, Tsinghua University
    • Gold medal in International Olympiad of Informatics (2008)
    • Regional Champion in ACM-ICPC Programming Contest
  • YuanJie Zhang

    Co-Founder

    • M.A. from Brandeis University
    • B.A. from Fudan University
    • Working experience at Huatai Private Fund of Funds, UNC endowment management company and Novus (Fin-tech Start-up) in Wall Street
  • Andreas Park

    Conflux Network Advisor

    • Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto
    • Research Director at the FinHub, the Rotman School’s Financial Innovation Lab
    • Co-Founder of the LedgerHub, the University of Toronto’s blockchain research lab
  • Andreas Veneris

    Conflux Network Advisor

    • Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto
    • Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • 10-year Best Paper Retrospective Award Recipient

Technical Team

  • Guang Yang

    Research Director

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIIS, Tsinghua University
    • B.S. from Yao Class, Tsinghua University
    • Gold medal in Chinese Mathematical Olympiad (2006)
  • Zhe Yang

    Core System & Infrastructure Engineer

    • B.S. from Tsinghua University
    • 7 years of industrial experiences at top tech companies before Conflux
    • Gold medal in the Chinese National Olympiad in Informatics (2006)
  • Yanpei Liu

    Core System & Infrastructure Engineer

    • B.S. from ACM Honor Class, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Gold Medal in ACM-ICPC World Final (2nd Place, Asia Champion)
  • Chenxing Li

    Algorithm Engineer/Researcher

    • Ph.D. student at IIIS, Tsinghua University, advised by professor Andrew Yao
    • B.S. from Yao Class, Tsinghua University
    • Gold medal in Chinese Mathematical Olympiad (2013)
  • Peilun Li

    System Engineer/Researcher

    • Ph.D. candidate at IIIS, Tsinghua University, advised by professor Wei Xu
    • B.S. from Yao Class, Tsinghua University
  • Bo Qiu

    Principal Software Engineer

    • M.E. in Software Engineering from Beihang University
    • Working experience at CA Technologies, Microsoft, focusing on enterprise data protection
  • Péter Garamvölgyi

    Principal Software Engineer

    • M.Sc. of Advanced Computing, Tsinghua University
    • B.Sc. of Computer Engineering at BME
    • Former President of the Tsinghua International Blockchain Association (TIBA)
  • Yuqi Wang

    Senior Frontend Manager

    • M.E. in Software Engineering from Tsinghua University
    • Ten years of experience in front-end development, expert in React and Node.js
  • Xi Lin

    Principal Software Engineer

    • B.S. from Zhejiang University
    • Gold Medals in ACM-ICPC Programming Regional Contest
  • Fan Wang

    Principal Software Engineer

    • B.S. from ACM Honor Class, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Formerly worked at Megvii and Didi AI Labs
    • Gold Medals in ACM-ICPC Programming Regional Contest
  • Yilin Han

    Principal Software Engineer

    • M.Sc.Ac. from University of Toronto
    • Extensive software develpment experience in healthcare big data and investment banking

Operation Team

  • Eden Dhaliwal

    Global Managing Director

    • Previously Partner & Head of Cryptoeconomics at Outlier Ventures
    • 2019 Blockchain Research Institute award for New Frontier in Enterprise Blockchain Research
    • Mentor to blockchain companies for Outlier Ventures Basecamp and Creative Destruction Lab, a founding member of Libra Association
  • Shu Shang

    Technical Business Director

    • M.E. from Tsinghua University
    • Former Co-Founder & Chief Architect at Zerohm.IO
    • Former Core Developer Lead and Editor-in-Chief of Technical Whitepaper at Nebulas.IO
  • Chris Banbury

    Head of Strategic Partnerships

    • B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington
    • Regulated and settlement specialist cryptocurrency custody, trading
    • United States and China foreign direct investment expert
    • 10+ years bridging culture and business between China and the West
  • Karan Ambwani

    Strategy Manager

    • M.Sc. in International Technology Management, University of Warwick
    • Former Solutions Manager at ConsenSys
    • Advisor at Government Blockchain Association - India
    • 5+ years experience in business strategy, product management and digital solutions design with a focus on Web 3.0 technologies
  • Camilla Caban

    Global Marketing Manager

    • Dipl. in Entertainment Business Management, Toronto Film School
    • Former CMO at Intergrity.one
    • Co-founder & CMO of two previous startups, Re-invent Realty & Net-Critical
  • Christian Oertel

    Global Marketing Manager

    • Master of Engineering Management, Tsinghua University
    • B.Sc. from HAW University in Hamburg, Germany
    • Former Senior Project Manager at Blockchain Founders Fund
  • Aaron Lu

    Research Engineer

    • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
    • Previous experience in algorithmic optimization, and flight dynamics + control systems
  • Niall Yorke

    Analyst

    • M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce, Dublin City University
    • B.Sc. in Marketing, Innovation and Technology, Dublin City University
    • Previous experience in financial data analysis and online conversion via multivariate testing
  • Sami Tannir

    Analyst

    • B.B.A. in Management and Economics Stream, Schulich School of Business, York University
    • GCert in Blockchain Development, George Brown College
    • Previous experience in DeFi Solidity smart contract development and E-Commerce analysis