Title: Blockchain: Construction, Applications and Research
Blockchain technology has exhibited many useful applications such as bitcoin, smart contract, voting, IoT, etc. In this talk, the blokchain technology will be introduced in terms of its theoretical foundation and applications. In particular, we will walk through the key path and history the blockchain has been developed and understand the research foci of the crypto community. Hope that from this talk, we could have a good picture of blockchain, its applications and research.
Professor Yi Mu received his PhD from the Australian National University in 1994. He is currently a full professor at University of Wollongong, Australia. He was the Head of School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Wollongong (UOW) during 2011-2015. His current research interest includes cryptography, information security and quantum cryptography. He has published over 450 research papers, including over 180 journal papers and many papers at top-tier cryptography and security conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, PKC, FSE, CT-RSA, ESORIS, etc. He has served as program chair and member of program committee over 200 conferences including ACM CCS, ESORICS, ACISP, AisaCCS, etc. Professor Yi Mu is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Applied Cryptography and serves as associate editor for several other international journals. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Further information about Professor Mu can be found at http://www.uow.edu.au/~ymu.