Dr David Hyland-Wood

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Dr. David Hyland-Wood is a multi-disciplinary engineer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently inventing next generation blockchain solutions for enterprise use and space exploration within the PegaSys division of ConsenSys. In 2018, he led the acquisition of pioneering space technology company Planetary Resources for ConsenSys, and led the creation of the first international blockchain standard, the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. David serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland. He advises several Australian space startup companies in Queensland and New South Wales.

Research Impacts

After generations of hierarchical thinking, the world has been shifting toward the more general graph data structures to represent the complexities of real-world relationships. My research has assisted the shift from relational databases to graph databases, and from crowd sourcing to distributed blockchain communities.


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Note for students: Dr David Hyland-Wood is not currently available to take on new students.

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