Postdoctoral Scholar
Campbell Hall 133-A
(205) 934-2213

Research and Teaching Interests: Distributed Systems Security, Game Theory, Shortest Computer Programs, Algorithmic Randomness

  • BA, Pomona College, Music and Mathematics
  • PhD, Indiana University, Mathematics

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After finishing my PhD as CIC Traveling Scholar in the University of Chicago Computer Science Department, I embarked on a series of postdoctoral positions at the National University of Singapore, Universität Heidelberg, and Penn State. I also worked at the think tanks RAND and IDA. I hold a graduate degree in composition from the Indiana University School of Music and continue to find inspiration in Balinese gamelan. My research is presently supported by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs.

My academic roots belong to mathematical logic, but I have since moved on to Bitcoin.
  • Jason Teutsch, Sanjay Jain, and Prateek Saxena. (Forthcoming) When cryptocurrencies mine their own business. Financial Cryptography and Data Security (2016).
  • Loi Luu, Jason Teutsch, Raghav Kulkarni, and Prateek Saxena. (2015) Demystifying incentives in the consensus computer. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2015), 706-19.
  • Jason Teutsch and Marius Zimand. (2015) On approximate decidability of minimal programs. ACM Transactions on Computational Theory 7, 4 (2015), 17:1-17:16.
  • Jason Teutsch. (2014) A savings paradox for integer-valued gambling strategies. International Journal of Game Theory 43, 1 (2014), 145-51.
  • Jason Teutsch. (2014) Short lists for shortest descriptions in short time. Computational Complexity 23, 4 (2014), 565-83.
  • Randall Dougherty, Jack H. Lutz, Daniel R. Mauldin, and Jason Teutsch. (2014) Translating the Cantor set by a random real. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 366 (2014), 3027-41.
  • Adam Chalcraft, Randall Dougherty, Chris Freiling, and Jason Teutsch. (2012) How to build a probability-free casino. Information and Computation 211 (2012), 160-64.
  • Laurent Bienvenu, Frank Stephan, and Jason Teutsch. (2012) How powerful are integer-valued martingales? Theory of Computing Systems 51, 3 (2012), 330-51. Special issue for CiE 2010.
  • Sanjay Jain, Frank Stephan, and Jason Teutsch. (2011) Index sets and universal numberings. Journal of Computer and System Sciences 77, 4 (2011), 760-73.
  • Fulbright Fellow to Hungary
  • Fulbright Fellow to Israel