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SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: Blockchain Applications in Research and Industry
January 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
As a leader in blockchain research SDSC discusses the recently launched BlockLAB and Open Science Chain. Join us for breakfast to learn more about blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for research and industrial applications beyond cryptocurrencies.
Subhashini Sivagnanam, SDSC Researcher & Principal Investigator of the Open Science Chain
The National Science Foundation funded Open Science Chain project is developing a cyberinfrastructure solution utilizing distributed ledger technology (consortium blockchain) to address issues related to data integrity and reproducibility in scientific research. Open Science Chain will enable independent verification of scientific datasets to foster reuse and build trust in the research community by storing immutable records about the data including its provenance in the blockchain.
Dr. Jim Short, Lead Scientist & Director of BlockLAB
Jim will provide an overview of BlockLAB, a recently launched research center at SDSC, and its current and planned activities. The objectives of BlockLAB are to report on the key technical, business, and organizational challenges posed by blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, their commercial applications, and their potential for causing significant disruptions in industry and government. Founding industry partners include AEEC, Collibra, Decision Sciences, Dell Technologies, IBM and Intel.