Sirius Research Group

The Sirius Research Group

The Sirius Research Group at the University of Waterloo studies the foundations and applications of distributed ledger (blockchain) technology. Our expertise spans:

  • Systems (Networking and distributed systems; Distributed systems theory; Databases and data mining; Resource management)
  • Security (Cryptography and cryptosystems; Post-quantum cryptography; Data privacy; Information security)
  • Verification (Program analysis; Formal verification; Mathematical reasoning)

Our work explores the application of blockchains to:

Research Spotlight

Blockchain Boosts Green Power Markets

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Blockchain can do more than drive cryptocurrency transactions, according to WISE researcher Srinivasan Keshav. The computer science professor also sees opportunity to let small-scale energy producers sell green electricity to the highest bidder.

Currently, a homeowner with a dozen photovoltaic panels on her roof has only one option for selling the electricity she produces: to the local utility at a price established by government...

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Srinivasan Keshav

(519) 888 4567 x34456

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