Alessandro Sorniotti, PhD

Research Staff Member
IBM Research - Zurich
Säumerstrasse 4
CH-8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Short Bio

Alessandro is a research staff member in the blockchain group of IBM Research. Prior to joining IBM, he was a member of the Security&Trust research program of SAP Research. He has been engaged in several EU projects including Avantssar (formal validation of security properties in service-oriented infrastructures) and TClouds (security and reliability in cloud computing). He has also been a member of the SAP Product Security Team, acting as an internal security consultant for SAP business units. His current research interests revolve around the study of security and privacy aspects of distributed systems (with special emphasis on blockchain).

Alessandro holds a PhD in applied cryptography from Telecom ParisTech (former Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris) and a double MSc degree from Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) in Computer Science and from EURECOM in Networking.


I am one of the maintainers of hyperledger fabric.

Professional activities


Full list of publications: [DBLP] [Google Scholar]

Selected Publications