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James Pierog

Haskell Developer & Full-Stack Web Engineer
Engineering Full time

I'm a final year student at Yale-NUS college majoring in mathematical, computational, and statistical sciences with a specialization in math and computer science. I'm extremely interested in the possibility of building the future of finance with Cardano! I have experience in:

  • Functional programming in Haskell, oCaml, and Plutus smart contract development
  • Implementation of cryptographic protocols in C
  • Full-stack web development with JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js (React + Angular PWA w/ SSR)
  • Native android app development with Android Studio and Java (+ Java Spring framework)
  • Formal verification of code with Coq
  • Building, testing, and deploying ML models with pytorch

I also am pursuing active research in non-commutative post-quantum group-based cryptographic protocols, improvements on zk-Proofs, and safe and reliable cryptographic implementation (both functional and non-functional approaches).

I’ve been interested in blockchain and crypto technology since 2012 (that’s when I unsuccessfully tried mining bitcoin on my family’s macbook pro). I would love to have the opportunity to explore the crypto space and build the future of the internet. I see Cardano as a critical protocol to facilitate the transition to web3, and I want to be a part of that transition.

Let me know if you would be interested! My email is if you want to contact me.

Work Experience

Co-Founder and CEO
Rialtos Sep 2020 - Jul 2021
  • I co-founded Rialtos, an online marketplace that lets visual artists license their work to small busi- nesses for their branding and marketing needs.

  • Joined the NUS Hangar and Reactor School incubator programs to accelerate development in Rialtos.

  • Launched the minimum viable product on Jan 1st 2021 and bootstrapped to over 600 artworks

    uploaded by 60 users and $140 GMV by March 2021 without any external investment.

  • Developed the front-end with Angular and back-end with Firebase and Google Cloud.

  • Integrated multiple APIs and microservices such as Algolia for fulltext search and ffmpeg and web

    assembly for image and video watermarking and resizing.

Freelance Music Producer
Billy Hong Beats Jan 2020 - Sep 2020
  • Started my own freelance music production business where I created, marketed, and licensed my instrumentals to various international clients.

  • As of October 2021 the instrumentals and songs I’ve made or produced have accumulated over 83,000 views on various online music streaming platforms.

Mathematical Research Assistant
Yale-NUS Jan 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Learned the Unified Transform Method for solving certain classes of partial differential equations pioneered by Professor Dave Smith

  • Worked under Professor Dave Smith to model solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation

  • Completed the project UTM stage 1 for interface linearization of KdV solitons in summer 2019.

Independent Mathematical Researcher
Yale-NUS Oct 2018 - Aug 2019
  • Pursued research in finite group theory under the supervision of Professor Francesca Spagnuolo.

  • Discovered the conditions of finite group isomorphism with a new method using recursive sequences.


BSc in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences
Yale-NUS College Aug 2018 - May 2022

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