Relevant Degree Programs
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G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.
Primarily interested in students with an interest in developing projects about the organizational theory of distributed trust technologies (such as blockchain) and its impacts on society.
Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (Jan 2008 - May 2019)
No abstract available.
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