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Dine & Development: Two Presentations on Distributed Ledger Technologies

Two Presentations on Distributed Ledger Technologies

ROME, NY — The Griffiss Institute and the Cyber Research Institute, together, present a Dine & Development Training Series Workshop: Two Presentations on Distributed Ledger Technologies, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, 3:45 – 5:00 pm, at Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, NY.

This presentation is free to attend, and coffee and light refreshments will be served. Interested parties are asked to register by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30, at www.griffissinstitute.org/dineanddevelopment.

The Dine & Development Training Series is a collaborative effort, bringing together local businesses, Air Force Research Laboratory researchers, and academia to expose and inform the Central NY business and research community on technology-driven topics of common interest, and to also promote business development by providing networking opportunities among researchers and attendees.

Tango:  The Beginning - A Semi-Synchronous Iota-Tangle Type Distributed Ledger with Periodic Pulsed Entries

A central challenge with distributed ledger technologies involves the latency incurred in processing and verifying transactions. To reduce latency, we offer a distributed ledger architecture, Tango, that mimics the Iota-tangle design as articulated by Popov in his seminal paper. A main idea is the introduction of a semi-synchronous transaction entry protocol layer.  We model periodic pulsed injections into the evaluation layer from the entry layer.

Presented by: Dr. Ali Tekeoglu, Network Computer Security Department at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Ali Tekeoglu is a faculty member in the Network Computer Security Department at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, teaching classes in Network Forensics, Internet of Things Security, Information Assurance Fundamentals, Penetration Testing, Introduction to Linux and Linux Networking.  He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; a Master’s and PhD in Computer Science from University of Texas at San Antonio.  Prior to joining SUNY Poly, he held positions in software and security engineering with Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), HyTrust and Rackspace.  During 2018 Dr. Tekeoglu co-chaired two conference workshops: Privacy and Security Challenges on Big Data Workshop, and Blockchain Track for the 13th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing; and was a visiting researcher at the University of Victoria, B.C. Canada.  He is a member of the IEEE and has served on the technical program committee for numerous conferences.

Parameterized Pulsed Transaction Injection Computation Model and Performance Optimizer For IOTA-Tango

To address performance issues in cryptocurrency systems, we designed a pulsed transaction injection parameterization (PTIP) protocol, to minimize latency and optimize resource utilization.  To further achieve network subgoals - based on various house policies such as maximizing revenue or throughput, we turn the house policy-based optimization into a 0/1 knapsack problem. To efficiently solve these NP-hard problems, we adapt and improve a fully polynomial time approximation scheme (FPTAS) and dynamic programming as components in our approximate optimization algorithm.

Presented by: Dr. ChenFu Chiang, Computer and Information Science at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Chiang is as an assistant professor in the department of Computer and Information Science at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. His research focuses on Quantum Computation, Quantum Information and Classical Algorithms. He received a Master’s in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. He completed two years of postdoctoral training at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada.  Prior to joining SUNY Poly, he taught at the University of Central Missouri.

RSVP by January 30 at www.griffissinstitute.org/dineanddevelopment.

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