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Ian Taylor - Blockchain Research in the Center for Research Computing


9/24/2020 at 3:55PM


9/24/2020 at 5:10PM


(This seminar is a virtual talk)


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Jane Cleland-Huang

Jane Cleland-Huang

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This talk will provide a background into distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and more specifically Blockchains.  I will discuss the numerous activities currently on-going in the  Blockchain Research Group (BRG) at the Center for Research Computing (CRC) by highlighting, in each case, the underlying technologies and research goals that are being addressed.   For context I will provide an overview of several use cases including: the tracking of coffee beans for Toks in Mexico to enhance supply chain integrity for sustainably sourced coffee; secure ASIC chip design and their chain of custody for the Air Force;  performing blockchain analytics for detecting fraud and anomalies in the cryptocurrency transactions; for tracking the maintenance repair and overhaul operations for Tailhooks in the Airforce; and for securing additive manufacturing designs and components.  I will also provide a short overview of a startup that has launched out of this work, called SimbaChain, which provides Smart Contract tools and abstractions to make blockchains simpler to interface with for production enterprise applications.

Seminar Speaker:

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

University of Notre Dame

Ian Taylor is a computational scientist at the Center for Research Computing and a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Taylor is also a professor at Cardiff University, where he obtained a degree in computing science, a Ph.D. studying neural networks applied to musical pitch, and designed and implemented the data acquisition system and Triana workflow system for the GEO600 gravitational wave project. He now specializes in blockchain, open data access, web dashboards/APIs and workflows. He has published over 180 papers (h-index 43) with more than 9000 citations, three books, and has won the Naval Research Lab best paper award in 2010, 2011 and 2015. Taylor also acts as general chair for the WORKS workshop on workflows at the annual Supercomputing Conference and, in 2018, he was on ICO Alert's list of "Top 40 Blockchain Influencers.