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December 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Lubar Hall, N333
Workshop presenter, Nitin Kalé, is an Associate Professor in the Information Technology Program (ITP) and the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. He has taught at ITP since 1995 in the areas of programming, web design, interactive multimedia, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and data analytics. He has also been teaching at ISE since 2005 in the area of database design and implementation. Nitin’s current areas of interest are blockchain, cryptocurrencies, database modeling, enterprise information systems, business intelligence and big data analytics. Nitin developed a minor in Enterprise Information Systems in 2012. In 2016 he led the effort to launch a Minor in Applied Analytics which has garnered popular interest from undergraduate students at USC and is growing rapidly.
Blockchain is an innovative new way of recording transactions in a distributed public (or private) ledger. Bitcoin! The cryptocurrency that has been applauded, ridiculed, hacked (well, not directly), and dismissed. Yet it is trading at a high exchange rate against the USD. Whatever the fate of bitcoin, the technological breakthrough is worth studying. Blockchain is the distributed and decentralized database technology behind this cryptocurrency. Read more…