Day: 20 July 2022

E58 S2 – Exploring Hedera With Dr Leemon Baird: Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Exploring Hedera With Dr Leemon Baird: Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

In this episode, Kevin and Ben sit down with Dr Leemon Baird, co-founder of Hedera and creator of the Hashgraph Consensus Algorithm, to talk about Hedera’s success, the origin of the Hashgraph algorithm and what drives Dr Baird’s passion for this new ledger technology

Who Is Dr Leemon Baird?

Dr Leemon Baird is the inventor of the Hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and CTO of Hedera Hashgraph and Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and start-up experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs.

He has been the co-founder of several start-ups, including two identity-related starts-ups, which were acquired. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.

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