Blockchain Technology: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

报告题目:Blockchain Technology: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

报告开始时间:2019-6-17 9:00




Abstract: Blockchain, the underlying mechanism behind the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is a revolutionary decentralized technology that is envisioned to be as impactful as internet. Technically speaking, the term blockchain refers to the combination of a number of technologies, including data structure, cryptography, distributed ledgers and consensus mechanisms.  In this talk, we start out by providing an overview of the fundamental concepts of blockchain. Then we present a couple of successful real-world applications that combines blockchain and AI technologies. In the end, from both academic and industrial perspectives we outline the challenges and opportunities down the road.

Bio: Dr. Chong Li is a Co-Founder of Nakamoto & Turing Labs based in New York City, which conducts research on AI and blockchain technologies. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University (in the City of New York). Prior to that, he worked at Qualcomm Research as a key contributor to the development of LTE and 5G technologies.  Dr. Li received a Ph.D degree from Iowa State University and a B.E. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a holder of 200+ international/U.S. patents (granted and pending). Dr. Li has been actively publishing papers on top-ranking journals, including Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Communications Magazine, Automatica, etc.  He has served as reviewer and technical program committee for most prestigious journals and conferences in communications and control societies. Dr. Li has also served as committee member and peer reviewer for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is the author of the book “Reinforcement Learning for Cyber-physical Systems” (Taylor & Francis CRC press). Dr. Li has broad research interests including information theory, blockchain, machine learning, networked control & communications theory, and systems design for advance telecommunication technologies (5G and beyond). He is an IEEE senior member. 

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