On the Wisdom of Wearing Blinders

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:00am EST

  • Location:2 Metrotech Center, 10th floor, 10.099
  • Contact:Nasir Memon

Speaker: Mahalingam Ramkumar, Mississippi State University

This talk introduces the notion of computing with blinders, how to compute with blinders, and why we should do so. The implications of computing with blinders are explored for
   1) the general problem of assuring processes/applications, and
   2) the specific problem of assuring processes using block-chains.
Some novel data-structures useful for computing with blinders are discussed. Finally, salient of features a new model of computation for computing with blinders,  and the need for exploring novel algorithms better suited under the new computational model are discussed.


Mahalingam Ramkumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University. He obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. 
    His primary area research interests are applied cryptography,  and trustworthy computing. He is the author of two books, including the recent one titled "Symmetric Cryptographic Protocols,"   over 20 Journal articles, and over 70 refereed conference articles.