David Mazières is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he leads the Secure Computer Systems research group and co-directs the Center for Blockchain Research and Future of Digital Currency Initiative. His research interests include Operating Systems and Distributed Systems, with a particular focus on security. He is also a co-founder of the Stellar Development Foundation.

Prof. Mazières received a BS in Computer Science from Harvard in 1994 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000. His awards include NSDI outstanding paper award (2024), NSDI community award (2024), ICFP most influential paper award (2022), Oakland distinguished paper award (2015), Sloan award (2002), USENIX best paper award (2001), NSF CAREER award (2001), and MIT Sprowls best thesis in computer science award (2000).