Patrick McCorry is a research associate at University College London (UCL) with Sarah Meiklejohn and he will soon join Kings College London (KCL) as an Assistant Professor in the fall. He previously worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with Andrew Miller. He is the UK's first PhD graduate in cryptocurrencies from Newcastle University where he was under the supervision of Feng Hao. His research interests include cryptocurrencies and applied cryptography. In the past, he worked at IBM UK for the CICS (Customer Information Control Systems) portfolio which is used by most banks in the world.