01.09 | Blockchains and BFT
||University of Maryland
||2020 年 1 月 9 日（周四）上午 9:30-11:00
||新金博大厦 707 会议室
Blockchain, widely known for being the technology underlying Bitcoin, has started to creep into areas that extend beyond cryptocurrency. Blockchain is a secure and reliable distributed service that maintains digital records in a tamper-proof way. There are two types of blockchains: permissionless blockchains (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum) and permissioned blockchains (e.g., Hyperledger Fabric). In this talk, I will provide an easy-to-understand introduction to blockchains and a number of (permissioned) blockchain systems we have designed and built.
Dr. Sisi Duan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in 2014. Prior to joining UMBC in 2017, she was a Weinberg fellow in Computational Data Analytics Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2015 to 2017. She is a member of Center of Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA) and Cyber Defense Lab (CDL) at UMBC. Dr. Duan's research interests include security, blockchain, distributed systems, cyber physical systems (sensor network, critical infrastructure systems), and graph-based data analytics. She leads the Distributed Systems and Security Lab.