David Tse is the Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He received the 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award, given annually to the top information theorist in the field, and the 2019 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, given annually for outstanding achievements in the information sciences. He obtained multiple best paper awards, and is the inventor of the proportional-fair scheduling algorithm, used in all third and fourth-generation cellular systems serving 3 billon subscribers around the world. His current research interest is in scaling blockchains to the physical limits of the communication and computing infrastructure.