Dr. Mihai Cimpoesu, who holds his doctorate in Computer Science, is Mattereum’s Chief Engineer and was a technical lead in the Blockchain team for Thomson Reuters.

Educated at the Universitatea Alexandra Ion Cuza, the oldest university in Romania, Dr. Cimpoesu is experienced in computer security, machine learning and blockchain architectures. He worked as an antivirus researcher with Bitdefender while still a student.

His doctoral thesis centred on applied machine learning algorithms directed at anticipating the detection of online threats. He remained with Bitdefender after leaving university, working on detecting and cleaning malware files amongst other issues, and managed two teams handling the large scale crawling system responsible for populating the clean-set of executable files and disinfection on the Windows platform.

In 2012, he moved to Amazon as part of the robot detection team and then to Iceland to join Jivaro before joining Thomson Reuters in 2015 after winning the London Fintech Week blockchain hackathon.

At Thomson Reuters, Mihai defined the architecture of distributed applications, building private Ethereum network infrastructure and coded smart contracts, and played a major role in developing Blockone ID.

In recent years, he has been an independent consultant focused entirely on blockchain related projects through his consultancy DLTLAB.