Tutorial: Blockchain Technology and Applications

This talk presents a broad survey of the state of the art in this emerging field. We will explore the basics of both open and permissioned blockchains, smart contracts, and explore the key challenges currently being addressed in the development of these technologies. We will look at various applications being proposed for blockchain technologies including supply chains, decentralized application layer services for the Internet, IoT and edge computing applications. We will also explore emerging technologies and applications of particular interest to the wireless and mobile networking community.

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  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari

    Bhaskar Krishnamachari is Professor and Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering, with a joint appointment in Computer Science, at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. He is the Director of the USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. He has co-authored more than 300 papers that have collectively received more than 20000 citations and best paper awards at top venues including ACM/IEEE IPSN and ACM Mobicom. In 2011, he was included in the MIT Technology Review Magazine’s TR-35 list of 35 top innovators under the age of 35, and in 2015, he was listed in Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant Ten.” He received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2002.

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