General Information

Full Name Yann Vonlanthen
Languages English, German, French


  • 2021-
    PhD in Computer Science
    ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Supervised by Roger Wattenhofer at the Distributed Computing Group.
    • Head Teaching Assistant of the Distributed Systems Lecture.
    • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses.
    • Other teaching roles include giving lectures (Eventual Consistency & Bitcoin, Distributed Storage), being a teaching assistant in other lectures offered by our group, as well as conducting, writing, and grading of exams.
  • 2021
    Masters Degree in Communication Systems
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2018
    Exchange Year
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2018
    Bachelors Degree in Communication Systems
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • 2022
    Summer Research Fellow
    ConsensusLab, Protocol Labs
    • Scaling Filecoin Blockchain By Executing Transactions Concurrently.
    • Establishing Initial Benchmarks and PoC.
    • Presentation at ConsensusLab Summit in Lisbon.
  • 2020
    Machine Learning Internship
    UPC, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2018
    Research Internship
    University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Honors and Awards

  • 2023
    • Co-recipient of a SUI Academic Research Award (25'000\$)
  • 2022
    • Pre-Nomination for Lopez-Loretta Prize
  • 2018
    • EPFL Exellence Fellowship (10'000 CHF)
  • 2017
    • EPFL Exchange Scholarship (2'000 CHF)
  • 2014
    • University of Fribourg Best Matura Paper Award