Title of Talk: Blockchain Technology and Its Applications

Prof. Sandeep Shukla, CSE, IIT Kanpur

Short Bio:
Sandeep Kumar Shukla is currently Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor and Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, and associate editor for ACM transactions on Cyber Physical Systems. Shukla obtained his B.E. degree from Jadavpur University in 1991. After graduation, he immigrated to the United States where he attended University at Albany, SUNY for three years. When he graduated from it with an M.S. degree he got enrolled into its Ph.D. program, completing it in 1997. He was a faculty at Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia between 2002 and 2015. In 2014, he was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to applied probabilistic model checking for system design.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandeep_Shukla

Date: May 21, 2020; Thursday
Time: 4:00 PM IST


Blockchain Technology and Its Applications Blockchain technology — although originally used as a platform for cryptocurrency — first instance being the bitcoin — has brought together more than 40 years of computer science research in cryptography,, trusted computing, distributed computing, and recent developments of web enabled technologies. This has led to the evolution of the technology from Blockchain 1.0, through Blockchain 2.0 and now to Blockchain 3.0. However, Blockchain technology — due to the attention of the media — has often created many myths around the applicability of the technology as a panacea for all kinds of computing and automation problems. In this talk, we will talk about the basic principles of the technology, and how we use this technology in solving various E-Governance problems in the context of the National Blockchain Project at IIT Kanpur. We will outline its application in Land Record Registry automation, secure Health Record Sharing, and Self-Sovereign Digital Identity.