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Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation: Yi-Min Chee

February 14, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

Blockchain: A Solutions Perspective

Yi-Min Chee
Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect, IBM Food Trust Blockchain Solution

Abstract. Blockchain technology has moved beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies to start to address business problems for enterprises of all sizes. In this talk, Yi-Min Chee will give an overview of blockchain and the different types of blockchain networks in existence. He will discuss why blockchain is relevant for businesses, with a particular focus on permissioned blockchain networks. He will also introduce some use cases and actual blockchain solutions that are in production today. Finally, Yi-Min Chee will describe the typical components of a blockchain solution built on the Hyperledger Fabric and cover some of the challenges and aspects that must be considered in the design, architecture, and implementation of blockchain-based solutions.

About Yi-Min Chee. Yi-Min Chee is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect for the IBM Food Trust blockchain solution. He has been involved with architecting and developing blockchain-based solutions since 2015 and served as the technical lead for IBM’s first production blockchain solution. Since joining IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, he has worked in a variety of areas ranging from incremental compilers and programming environments for C++, to tools, interfaces, and standards for pen-based devices, and cognitive analytics for learning and computational creativity. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master’s degree from Columbia University, both in Computer Science.

At 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2nd Floor, Pulitzer Hall), the Distinguished Lectures in Computational Innovation series will highlight programmers, data scientists, and other practitioners from the private sector who lead cutting-edge technology initiatives such as Python, C++, and the Open Source Initiative.

The event will include a presentation, Question & Answer session, and post-event networking reception. All Columbia University students, faculty, postdocs, and administrators are welcome to register and attend these events. The Foundations for Research Computing program is proud to partner with the Data Science Institute and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation for this Distinguished Lectures.


February 14, 2019
4:00 am - 6:00 pm EST


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