Ngo Chan Nam

channam{dot}ngo{at}unitn{dot}it - My CV

University of Trento, Trento, Italy

"I am both a researcher and an entrepreneur at heart. I tend to develop technology bridges for industry and academia. I am familiar with both academic and industrial skills. I am looking for a technology breakthrough in distributed transaction systems, i.e. Blockchain Technology and Secure Distributed Market Clearing and Settlement."

***NEW***: Some research based projects (as master thesis project) will be available soon for students who are interested in the field of distributed systems and secure distributed protocols (see my research page for more information, or feel free to drop me an email for an appointment via channam{dot}ngo{at}unitn{dot}it).

Some possible general topics include but not limited to:

  • Probabilistic distributed consensus protocol, e.g. the Bitcoin protocol
  • Secure multi-party computation on distributed ledger, e.g. FinTech on blockchain



Brief Info

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at University of Trento (Trento, Italy).

My research topic is "Secure Distributed Transaction Systems" under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Massacci (in Trento Security Research Group).

I am currently co-teaching the course on Complexity, Cryptography and Financial Technology with Prof. Fabio Massacci.

Besides my research (mostly blockchains and FinTech utilizing secure computation), I tutor several students in their Research Project course. I also assisted Prof. Alberto Montresor in teaching Distributed Systems 2.

My current address is Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) University of Trento, Via Sommarive 9, 38123, Povo, Trento, Italy.

Below are a few highlights of my resume, more details can be found in the full version.


Best Entrepreneurial Team, June 2016, EIT Digital, Italy. Awarded for the best team pitch in EIT Summer School 2016 whose main theme was Security, Privacy and Trust.

Best employee nominated by customer, Oct 2010, FPT Software, Vietnam. HTC Taiwan and FPT Software awarded me this for having the best performance in the project.

Best new employee, Mar 2010, FPT Software, Vietnam. Award for best new employee.


Work Experience

  • Sept 2018 - Feb 2019, Teachcing Assistant in Complexity, Cryptography and Financial Technology, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Jan 2018 - June 2018, Visiting Scholar, University of Waterloo, Canada. (CrySP Lab).
  • Dec 2016 - present, Tutor for various students' Research Project, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Mar 2016 - May 2016, Teaching Assistant in Distributed System, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Nov 2015 - present, PhD Student in Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Sep 2010 - Oct 2015, Research Assistant in Security and Privacy, HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam.
    • Privacy Preserving in Location-Based Service.
    • Video Digital Watermarking for H.264.
    • Biometrics Authentication and Encryption.
  • June 2013 - Apr 2015, Lead System Engineer in R&D, Gamecaf MobInteraxn Stewdio, Vietnam.
  • Dec 2010 - June 2012, System Engineer and R&D, Greengar Studios, US-based, Vietnam development site.
  • Dec 2009 - Sep 2010, Android Developer, FPT Software, Vietnam.
  • June 2009 - Sep 2009, Web Developer - Intern, Unicom Software JSC, Vietnam.


  • F. Massacci, C. N. Ngo, J. Nie, D. Venturi and J. Williams: FuturesMEX: Secure, Distributed Futures Market Exchange. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2018. [Paper]
  • F. Massacci, C. N. Ngo, D. Venturi and J. Williams: Non-Monotonic Security Protocols and Failures in Financial Intermediation. Cambridge International Workshop on Security Protocols. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
  • F. Massacci, C. N. Ngo, J. Nie, D. Venturi, J. Williams: The seconomics (security-economics) vulnerabilities of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. Cambridge International Workshop on Security Protocols. Springer International Publishing, 2017. [Paper | Slide]
  • K. Elliott, F. Massacci, C. N. Ngo, J. Williams: Unruly Innovation: Distributed Ledgers, Blockchains and the Protection of Transactional Rents. Technical Report on SSRN 2888872. [SSRN]
  • F. Massacci, C. N. Ngo, J. Williams: Decentralized Transaction Clearing Beyond Blockchains. Technical Report on SSRN 2794913. [SSRN]