A special lecture on Blockchain by Prof. Shigeya Suzuki, Keio University, Japan

Title:  A special lecture on Blockchain
Speaker: Prof. Shigeya Suzuki
Host Faculty:  Dr. Kotaro Kataoka
Room No: 317, A-Block
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Lecture 1: Blockchain Basics

The first part of two parts lecture, I will cover basics of blockchain technology, such as history, technology, and its technical and non-technical issues.

Lecture 2: Blockchain Now

The second part of two parts lecture covers an overview and current status of three major Blockchain implementations (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger), then discusses related technologies and applications for the three blockchain implementations.  I also cover what is interesting from the academic point of view, and my current research topic related to blockchain technology.

Speaker's Bio:

Shigeya Suzuki is a researcher specializing in Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Real-space Information System including RFID technology and Quantum information system. His latest and new research topic is Blockchain technology as a sum of all his past experiences. He is an expert on systems architecture design and software development.  He involved in Internet-related systems development and its operations since 1989.  He received his Ph.D. from Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, in 2012. He is currently a Project Associate Professor at Graduate school of Media and Governance at Keio University, and also a Board Member of the WIDE Project.  He is also a staff of World Wide Web Consortium. He is also a director of Auto-ID Labs Japan, and a Researcher at Keio Blockchain Lab, Keio Cyber Security Center, Advanced Web Architecture Lab in Keio Research Institute at SFC. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE and IPSJ. He is currently an editorial committee member of IEICE Journal (EB).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00