Mark Moir


Mark Moir

Mark Moir joined Sun Labs in June of 2000. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh from August 1996 until June 2000.

After Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, Moir founded and was the Principal Investigator of the Scalable Synchronization Research Group at Oracle Labs.  Moir's main research interests in that context concerned practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent, distributed, and real-time systems, particularly hardware and software support for programming constructs that facilitate scalable synchronization in shared memory multiprocessors.

More recently, Moir has been leading research into blockchain and related technologies at Oracle Labs, and is particularly interested in how some of these technologies can enable accountable access to confidential information.  Recent work includes implementing and formally verifying authenticated data structures and Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus protocols. 


* PhD Computer Science 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

* BSc (Hons) Computer Science 1988, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand