Leemon Baird

Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs. Dr. Baird has been the co-founder of several startups, including two identity-related starts ups, which were acquired. He has multiple patents and an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics. Dr. Baird received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.