Blockchain Market Measure Protocol Adds Pandu Rangan To Advisory Board

Job Appointments | December 21, 2018 By:

Measure Protocol, a blockchain marketplace for person-based data, has added Professor Pandu Rangan to its advisory board.

An expert in the design of pragmatic algorithms, graph theory and cryptography, Rangan will apply more than 30 years of experience to assist in the design and validation of Measure’s open protocol for person-based data.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Professor Rangan on this project,” said John Martin, chief technology officer for Measure Protocol. “There is a real opportunity for a positive sum outcome here — giving consumers control of their data and providing strong guarantees around privacy will increase the volume and accuracy of consumer data available to researchers, to the benefit, ultimately, of everyone.”

Winner of the 2018 Institute Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Rangan is a computer scientist and academic professor in the institute’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. He has published over 200 papers on topics including applied cryptography, secure multi-party computation, and game theory. His current focus academically is on secure message transmission and provable security of cryptographic protocols/primitives.

“I’m delighted to be a part of this effort and very much look forward to working with the team at Measure,” said Rangan. “It’s incredibly satisfying to watch the science move from academia to real-world applications.”

Measure Protocol was founded to allow consumers to participate in research and be fairly compensated for sharing their data without having to entrust third parties with the entirety of their personal profile and data history. The company’s approach features a standardized pricing model indexed by scarcity and complexity, a reputation system for both buyers and contributors, and a set of economic incentives to encourage data reuse.