Eli Ben-Sasson

Eli is a co-founder and president of StarkWare, and Chairman of its Board of Directors.

He has been researching cryptographic and zero knowledge proofs of computational integrity ever since he received his Phd in Theoretical Computer Science from the Hebrew University in 2001. Eli is a co-inventor of the STARK, FRI and Zerocash protocols and a Founding Scientist of the Zcash Company. Over the years he held research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Harvard and MIT, and, most recently, was a Professor of CS at Technion, which he left to co-found StarkWare.

Uri Kolodny

Uri is a co-founder and CEO at StarkWare, and a member of its Board of Directors.

He has a B.Sc. (Magna cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Uri is a serial entrepreneur, who has co-founded several technology companies, among them OmniGuide (an MIT spinoff developing optical fibers for endoscopic surgery), and Mondria (developer of tools for visualization of big data). Previously, Uri also served as an EIR with two Israeli VC firms, and as an analyst at McKinsey.

Michael Riabzev

Michael is a co-founder and Chief Architect at StarkWare.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute for Technology, where he focused on the development of practical systems for computational integrity in zero-knowledge, culminating in the development and implementation of the zk-STARK system. Michael has a B.Sc. in Math (cum Laude) and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from the Technion. He has 14 years of software development experience, including at Intel and IBM Research Labs. Michael has worked on hardware acceleration, cryptographic algorithms, GPGPU, SDN, web development, and more.

Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro is a co-founder and Chief Scientist at StarkWare. Alessandro is a faculty member in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His research spans the areas of complexity theory, cryptography, and security, and focuses on the theoretical foundations and practical implementations of zero knowledge proofs that are short and easy to verify. He is a co-inventor of the Zerocash protocol, and is an author of libsnark, the leading open-source library for succinct zero knowledge proofs. Alessandro is a founding scientist of the Zcash company. He received B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and in Math, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, from MIT