Blockchain at UBC

The Blockchain is a critical ledger that enables a trusted environment for transactions without the intervention of a centralized mechanism. Actual and proposed applications encompass cryptocurrencies, (e.g. Bitcoin) payment systems, clearing and settlement, securities trading, supply chain management, identity management, notarial services, the Internet of Things, land transfer and registration, health record keeping, voting, intellectual property management, and beyond. Blockchain @UBC harnesses research talent from across UBC and collaborations with an industry consortium to address some of the most significant challenges facing this rapidly emerging technology, including security, scalability, and records lifecycle management. 


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Beschastnikh, Ivan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) cloud computing; distributed systems; software engineering; software analysis
Cavusoglu, Hasan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) IT investment, information security, value of information technology, online product differentiation, information system security, Economics & sustainability, Management Information Systems
Cui, Wei Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Taxation; Law; Social Organization and Political Systems; tax and development; law and development; tax policy; Chinese legislative system; Chinese administrative law; Law and political economy
Dunbar, W Scott Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Industrial biotechnology; Economics and business administration; biotechnology applications in mineral resources; mining industry business model innovation
Duranti, Luciana Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Digital Records; Archival Diplomatics; Archival Theory
Fedorova, Alexandra Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) design of system software: the software that manages the hardware and decides how to allocate its resources to applications; building better performance tools.
Ford, Cristie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Law; Regulation; Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations; Laws, Standards and Regulation Impacts; Administrative Law; Ideological, Political, Economical and Social Environments of Social Transformations; financial regulation; securities regulation; regulation & governance theory; financial innovation and "fintech"; legal innovation and "law tech"; the legal profession
Krishnan, Harish Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Management; Incentive distortions in supply chains; Contracts and supply chains; Supply chain management; Operations management
Lemieux, Victoria Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Blockchain technology; Trustworthy records; Records and information management; Risk management; information visualization and visual analytics; Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts); International development
Leung, Victor C Faculty (G+PS eligible/member)
Leung, Cyril Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Wireless communications, cellular systems, multihop mobile networks
Nan, Ning Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Management; Information Systems; digital business; evolvable information systems; blockchain governance; online community; complex adaptive systems
Ng, Raymond Tak-yan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Data mining and analysis, health informatics, text summarization, text mining
Pattabiraman, Karthik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Software Reliability, Computer Security, Fault-tolerant computing, Software Security, Computer System Reliability, Computer Failures, Safety-critical computer systems, software failures, software faults, hardware faults, hardware failures
Seidel, Marc-David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) New Technology and Social Impacts; Impacts of New Information Technologies; Media and Society; Social Networks; Social Organization and Political Systems; Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations; Entrepreneurship; Socio-Economic Conditions; Economic Systems; Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.); Organizational Theory; Distributed Trust Technologies (Blockchain, etc.); Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes; Social networks and organizational decision making; Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship
Seltzer, Margo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Systems; Data Quality; Storage; Machine Learning & Systems; Systems for capturing and accessing data provenance; File Systems; databases; Transaction processing systems; Storage and analysis of graph-structured data; New architectures for parallelizing execution; Systems that apply technology to problems in healthcare.; Artificial Intelligence; Decision-making & Action; Software Practices; Networks, Systems and Security
Wang, Zhen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Signal processing theory and applications, bioinformatics
Wong, Vincent Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Telecommunication networks; Computer Systems; Network Analysis (Information); wireless networks; communication systems; Internet of Things (IoT); mobile computing; Internet; smart grid; energy systems; Machine Learning; protocol design
Woo, Carson C Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Information Systems; Conceptual modeling; Information systems analysis and design; Requirements engineering; Applications of block chain and artificial intelligence technology to business; Philosophy of Design Science