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Technical Seminar on “Applications of Blockchain Technology”
 


Date, time & venue

2018-02-07;18:30 to 20:00;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Programme Highlights

Conceptualized 10 years ago as a core component of Bitcoin, blockchain has gained a vast amount of interest. Informally speaking, a blockchain is a distributed, shared, and immutable ledger that maintains a continuous growing list of ordered records. It became extremely popular among the industries in the last few years. Many companies are exploring applications of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies. In this seminar, the speaker will introduce blockchain and highlight some of the latest research works in this area. Examples of highlights include security model and analysis of blockchain, consensus algorithms built from cryptographic primitives, privacy enhancing technologies in blockchain. He will also present applications of blockchains beyond cryptocurrencies and discuss some gaps between the research community and these new applications areas. He will then present his views and some potential solutions on these issues.

Language

Powerpoint and presentation in English

Speaker

Graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2009, Dr. Allen Au is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include information security and blockchain technology. His recent research activities are generously supported by funding agencies such as Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and industries. Dr. Au has published over 130 refereed papers in top journal and conferences, including ACM CCS, ACM SIGMOD, NDSS, IEEE TIFS, TC, TKDE, etc. He received many awards, including the 2009 PET runner-up award for outstanding research in privacy enhancing technologies, the best paper award at ACISP 2016 and ISPEC 2017. His work has been cited over 2800 times, with an h-index of 29. He is now serving as a committee member of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 working group 2 - Cryptography and security mechanisms. He is also a committee member of the Hong Kong Blockchain Society R&D division.

Registration & Enquiries

The seminar is free of charge with maximum of participants of 80. For registration, please complete the online enrollment form in IT Division website (http://it.hkie.org.hk/). Successful applicants will be notified before the event. For enquiries, please contact Mr Wallace Poon at wywpoon@gmail.com. Attendance certificate will be awarded after seminar.






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