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Shin'ichiro Matsuo


Portrait of Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Current Position

Research Areas

Cryptography, applied cryptography, Blockchain and applications, standardization


Matsuo is working on maturing Blockchain technology and security. 

He is acting co-chair of Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN), a multi-stakeholder discussion body for blockchain technology and governance. 

He founded, a neutral international research test network of 27 international universities to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies.

He's served on program committees on Blockchain technology and information security, and as program co-chair of Scaling Bitcoin 2018 Tokyo. He's led the security standardization project of Blockchain (ISO TC307). 

Before joining CCI, he was co-director of Georgetown’s CyberSMART research center and led multi-disciplinary research among technology, economy, law, and regulation.

Previously, he served as the head of the Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques, and as a member of advisory board cryptographic technology for the Japanese government.

He holds a PhD, an MEng, and a BEng, all in computer science.

Alma Mater

Tokyo Institute of Technology