Personal Website of Kai Mast

Hello world!

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Cornell University. I live in the wonderful Ithaca, NY and am advised by Gün Sirer. My committee further comprises Ross Tate and Michael Macy. I am a member of the initiative for cryptocurrencies and contracts (IC3).

Contact me for a more detailed CV or if you want to chat. My preferred gender pronouns are he/him.
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Feel free to check out my Twitter and Github profiles. Further, I highly recommend my advisers blog: Hacking, Distributed.

As you may know, email security is pretty broken. So I prefer to communicate over end-to-end encrypted channels. My PGP key has the following fingerprint: CC4C B973 F3BB CB09 CA05 D4A9 A539 0769 355D E304

Recent Publications

[1] Yongren Shi, Kai Mast, Ingmar Weber, Agrippa Kellum, and Michael Macy. Cultural fault lines and political polarization. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Web Science Conference, WebSci '17, pages 213--217, New York, NY, USA, 2017. ACM. [ bib | DOI | http ]
Keywords: culture, networks, polarization, social media
[2] Sergey Legtchenko, Hugh Williams, Kaveh Razavi, Austin Donnelly, Richard Black, Andrew Douglas, Nathanael Cheriere, Daniel Fryer, Kai Mast, Angela Demke Brown, et al. Understanding rack-scale disaggregated storage. 2017. [ bib ]
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Research Experience

(Non-research) Internships

Outreach and Volunteering


Awards and Recognition