Facilitating Security and Trust among Multiple Parties through Blockchain Techniques

#BlockChain # #Communications #Security #Privacy #IoT #TrustworthyIoT

9th Talk of the IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter's Invited Seminar Series 2024 

*Hybrid event but in-person attendance encouraged - opportunity to meet and greet the distinguished lecturer as well as local IEEE ExCom members!  

With the prosperity of edge computing, massive users and devices at the network edge are more actively involved in the networks, pushing the information collection, computation, storage, and communications more towards end users. In these more decentralized systems, how to enable efficient and trustworthy interactions among different parties becomes an essential issue. 

Blockchain has been considered as a promising approach to facilitate the establishment of decentralized trustworthy computing systems with non-repudiated information records. For example, Bitcoin has attracted wide attention as a secure and decentralized platform to enable peer-to-peer exchanges of digital currency. Ethereum then generalizes blockchain as a state machine and enables smart contracts, a piece of code that can support complex logic and be self-executed when certain conditions are met. Such generalization enables blockchain to potentially serve as a computing infrastructure and opens new opportunities for blockchain to facilitate secure and decentralized interactions among any parties without making high trust assumptions about them.

In this talk, we will discuss some key characteristics of blockchain and a few promising applications of blockchain that can facilitate security and trust among multiple parties. Some examples include designing a secure and efficient multi-signature scheme to facilitate multi-party approval process on Fabric, an enterprise blockchain platform; applying blockchain to secure software updates for resource-constrained IoT networks; and to facilitate fair trading in transactive energy market.

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  • Date: 27 Jun 2024
  • Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • 6455 Lusk Blvd
  • San Diego, California
  • United States 92121
  • Building: Building Q
  • Room Number: Auditorium
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  • Co-sponsored by Open Research Institute
  • Starts 24 April 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 27 June 2024 04:30 PM
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Prof. Yuhong Liu of Santa Clara University, CA, USA


Facilitating Security and Trust among Multiple Parties through Blockchain Techniques


Yuhong Liu, Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Santa Clara University, received her B.S. and M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2004 and 2007 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Rhode Island in 2012. She is the recipient of the 2019 Researcher of the Year Award at School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, and the 2013 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award. Her research interests include trustworthy computing and cyber security of emerging applications, such as online social media, Internet-of-things and Blockchain. She has published over 80 papers on prestigious journals and peer reviewed conferences. She has contributed as an organizing committee member for over 10 international conferences and a TPC member for over 20 conferences. She is actively contributing to professional societies including IEEE and Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). She is currently serving as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguish Visitor (2022-2023), and the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Meeting Request Committee. She is also an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2021-2022). She is serving as a Youth EBM Editor of the Blockchain: Research and Applications Journal, Associate Editor for the Multimedia Applications and Tools Journal, and an Associate Editor of the APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing.

Address:Santa Clara, United States


  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm: Coffee + Meet and Greet with the guest.
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: 

    • Invited talk from Dr. Yuhong Liu, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University and IEEE Computer Society Distinguish Visitor. 
    • Q/A Session

  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: More coffee, snacks and socialization :)

-  2024 Hybrid Invited Seminar Series organized by IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter. Previous lectures: 2023 and 2024 invited seminar series.