Henry F. (Hank) Korth is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Data and Technology Analytics Department at Lehigh University.  He is a member of the Scalable Software Systems Research Group and directs the Blockchain Lab in the Center for Financial Services. Prior to joining Lehigh, he was director of Database Principles Research at Bell Labs, a vice president of Panasonic Technologies, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a research staff member at IBM Research. Korth is a fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE and a winner of the 10-Year Award at the VLDB Conference.  He received the Bell Labs President's Silver Award for the QTM™ aggregation engine and for the DataBlitz™ main-memory storage manager.  His numerous research publications span a wide range of aspects of database systems, including transaction management in parallel and distributed systems, real-time systems, query processing, and the influence on these areas by modern computing architectures.  Most recently, his research has addressed a variety of issues in blockchain systems and applications, including acceleration of zero-knowledge proofs on parallel architectures, benchmarking, central-bank digital currencies, and private-yet-provable accounting systems.  Details of his current work are online at blockchain.cse.lehigh.edu.

Henry (Hank) Korth
(610) 758-4113
Packard Lab 414
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Computer Science,
M.A., Computer Science,
M.S.E., Computer Science,
B.A., Mathematics,

Areas of Research

Database Systems, Blockchain Systems, Distributed Systems, Real-time Systems