The Algorand team is pleased to announce that Greg Colvin has joined Algorand’s theory team to work on the next generation of enhancements to Algorand’s blockchain. Greg brings to Algorand over three decades of experience in all phases of computer software research and development. As a veteran scientist and engineer, Colvin will play an integral role in the creation of our atomic swaps, smart contracts and virtual machines.
Colvin holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from Cornell University, has a B.A. in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of Colorado, and served for years as a member of the ANSI/ISO C++ standards committee. At Oracle Corporation, he was a principal member of the team responsible for creating Oracle’s Java Virtual Machine. More recently, he is involved with evolving the architecture and improving the performance of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Aside from his technical innovation, he has also put significant effort toward improving the transparency and effectiveness of processes within the Ethereum ecosystem. Well known as the Gandalf of Ethereum for his contributions, Greg has been a pioneer and leader within the developer community.
We look forward to having Greg be part of our team as we continue to push the boundaries of blockchain by building technological breakthroughs on Algorand’s platform.