Notre Dame Blockchain Initiative

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Nina Welding | August 1, 2018

Three faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded seed grants through the Blockchain Initiative. These inaugural grants are funded by a gift from alumnus Chad Cascarilla ’99. 

Speaking about the awards, Patrick Flynn, the Duda Family Professor of Engineering, chair of the department of computer science and engineering, and chair of the Blockchain Initiative steering committee, said, “The three awardees proposed very different, yet very compelling projects to extend the capabilities of blockchain techniques or apply it to a compelling societal need.” 

The inaugural Blockchain Initiative seed grant recipients are:
    
•    Taeho Jung, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, for his projected titled, “Towards Blockchain-based accountable and traceable data sharing.”

•    Marya Lieberman, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, with Chris Sweet, associate director of cyberinfrastructure development at the Center for Research Computing (CRC) and James Sweet, research scientist at the CRC, for their research called, “The whole world is watching: tracking bad quality medicine with citizen science and an electronic ledger.”

•    Fang Liu, associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics, for her project, “Large-Scale data collection and Storage via blOckchAin with differential privacy (SSoaP).”

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