Who we are
Niall O'Higgins, BA Intl.
Niall O'Higgins is a co-founder of the the Peer to Peer Research Institute. He has been a member of the respected OpenBSD operating system development team for a number of years. He is also the author of the Unworkable BitTorrent implementation, and the author of numerous articles on the protocol. He is an expert in large-scale distributed systems, p2p, data analysis and has a strong interest in security. He has worked on numerous advanced projects at Metaweb Technologies, the company behind Freebase, an open and massively-scalable database system designed to store the world's knowledge. Niall holds a BA International in French literature and Computer Science from University College Dublin.
David Cathcart, BSc, M.Inst.P.
David Cathcart is a co-founder of the Peer to Peer Researh Research Institute. He has worked extensively for the Internet Archive and Hanzo Archives and brings a wealth of experience in massive-scale data analysis. David holds a BSc in Advanced Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin.
Harry Tormey, BSc, Dip.
Harry Tormey is a co-founder of the Peer to Peer Research Institute. He has worked for security giant Cybertrust and Digidesign. He is an expert in data visualization. Harry holds a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and Diplomas in both Finance and Project Management from UC Berkeley.
Andrew Leyden, LLM (Harv.), LLM (Bruges), LLB (Dub.).
Andrew Leyden is legal counsel of the Peer to Peer Research Institute. He holds law degrees from Harvard Law School, the College of Europe, Bruges and Trinity College Dublin. He has extensive experience in antitrust law in the European Union and the U.S., specializing in highly innovative market sectors.