Neha Narula is the Director of the Digital Currency Initiative, a cryptocurrency and blockchain research project which is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Narula is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Blockchain 2016-2017. In 2016 she gave a TED talk on the future of money.
Narula completed her PhD and Masters degrees in Computer Science at MIT, researching scalable multicore and partitioned databases, distributed systems, and browser security.
While working on her PhD, Narula helped to relaunch the news aggregator Digg. Previously, she spent seven years as a senior software engineer at Google, where she designed Blobstore, a system for storing and serving petabytes of immutable data, and worked on Native Client, a system for running native code securely through a browser.