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. 

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Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Beschastnikh, Ivan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; cloud computing; distributed systems; software analysis; software engineering
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
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 and legal practice; 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 innovation and fintech; financial regulation; Legal innovation and law tech; regulation & governance theory; securities regulation; the legal profession
Krishnan, Harish Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Economics and business administration; Inventory and distribution logistics; Contracts and supply chains; Incentive distortions in supply chains; Management; Operations management; Supply chain management
Lemieux, Victoria Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archival, repository and related studies; Library science and information studies; Blockchain technology; information visualization and visual analytics; International development; Records and information management; Risk management; Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts); Trustworthy records
Leung, Cyril Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Wireless communications, cellular systems, multihop mobile networks
Nan, Ning Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Economics and business administration; Management information systems; blockchain governance; complex adaptive systems; digital business; evolvable information systems; Information Systems; Management; online community
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) Entrepreneurship; Organizational behavior; Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship; Distributed Trust Technologies; Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes; Economic Systems; Impacts of New Information Technologies; Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.); Media and Society; New Technology and Social Impacts; Organizational Theory; Social Networks; Social Organization and Political Systems; Social networks and organizational decision making; Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations; Socio-Economic Conditions
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) Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Telecommunication networks; Computer Systems; Network Analysis (Information); communication systems; energy systems; Internet; Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; mobile computing; protocol design; smart grid; wireless networks