Blockchain: Scam or Future?


Prof. Eric LO
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. However, many other applications also claim to be disrupted by blockchain, including healthcare, insurance, Internet of Things, etc.  In this talk, I will present the minimal background of blockchain that helps one to judge whether an application really needs blockchain or not.  Furthermore, I will present some research opportunities of blockchain in terms of (i) distributed systems, (ii) security, (iii) database, and (iv) economic.  Lastly, I will present one of my new research projects on blockchain.

Speaker’s Bio:

Eric Lo is an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  He received his PhD degree from ETH Zurich (Switzerland).  Before returning to Hong Kong, he worked at Google and Microsoft.  His recent research focuses on blockchain.


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Oct 26, 2018


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, CUHK

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