Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of cybersecurity, cryptography, and code. He is currently a postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Information, University of Washington. He has a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited librarian (Western), with a decade of industry experience as a Senior Information Specialist at IBM, an IT consultant, and a usability and experience designer. His current research focuses on ethical practices of computer security researchers, and cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. He is a member of the Standards Council of Canada and ISO blockchain standardization committees and is a Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative.
His book, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (2018, Polity), is a scholarly survey of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies in society.
University of Toronto (2010—2016), “An Archeology of Cryptography: Rewriting Plaintext, Encryption, and Ciphertext.” Supervised by Brian Cantwell Smith and Patrick Keilty.
University of Toronto (2006—2007).
University of Western Ontario (2006—2007)
University of Victoria (2002—2005)