Keynote at ADCOM 2016
Title: Block Chain: The Revolutionary Trust Protocol
Block chain is a new disruptive technology and is expected to transform the way we do banking, contracts, manufacturing, and others. It is a new trust protocol. Just as the open communications protocol created profitable business services by catapulting innovation, the Block-chain protocol offers a similar foundation on which businesses can create value-added chains. Using the integrity lattice of the transactions, a whole suite of value trading innovations will enter the market.
We will discuss what it is and how it opens new opportunities for entrepreneurs and researchers in networking, security, and computing.
Professor Raj Jain is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a winner of ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award, CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award 2009, Hind Rattan Award 2011, and ranks among the top 70 in CiteSeerX’s list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Dr. Jain is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was the CTO and one of the Co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc – a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, Mass and then a professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
He is the author or editor of 10 books including “Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis,” which won the 1991 “Best-Advanced How-to Book, Systems” award from Computer Press Association and “High-Performance TCP/IP: Concepts, Issues, and Solutions,” published by Prentice Hall in November 2003. He is a co-editor of “Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management,” published in April 2010.
Prof. Jain has 14 patents, and has written 15 book chapters, 55+ journal and magazine papers and 95+ conference papers. His papers have been widely referenced and he is known for his research on congestion control and avoidance, traffic modeling, performance analysis, and error analysis. Google Scholar lists over 15000+ citations to his publications. He is a co-inventor of the DECbit scheme, which has been implemented in various forms in DECnet, OSI, Frame Relay, and ATM Networks. His team has developed several switch algorithms for explicit rate-based congestion avoidance in ATM networks.