InfoSec Seminar: Applications of the Blockchain using Cryptography

Speaker: Patrick McCorry

Date/Time: 03-Aug-2017, 16:00 UTC

Venue: Gordon Street(25) - Room 500

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Abstract

I’d like to take this opportunity to provide an overview of the blockchain research I carried out (with others) during my PhD at Newcastle University.
Then, I’ll deep-dive into the beauty of implementing cryptography on Ethereum (i.e. smart contracts) and will use the Open Vote Network (FC’17) as a case study.
To finish, I’d like to talk about one or two projects that I would like to pursue over the next month or two.

Bio

Patrick McCorry is a new post-doc at UCL working with Sarah Meiklejohn on blockchain research. He previously visited Andrew Miller at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and will soon receive his PhD from  Newcastle University where he was advised by Feng Hao.  His research interests include cryptocurrencies, distributed systems and cryptography. In the past, he worked at IBM Hursley UK for the CICS (Customer Information Control Systems) portfolio.

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