Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari


Title: “Blockchain Technology and its applications to the Internet of Things”


  • Abstract: Blockchain technology is bringing fundamental new capabilities pertaining to decentralized trust and enabling micropayments for data. I will present results from research at USC touching on both the core technology and its application to the internet of things. These include a new mobile-oriented blockchain protocol, a middleware to decentralize publish-subscribe brokers, smart contracts to enable cheat-proof peer-to-peer trading of digital goods, a streaming data payment protocol, and a decentralized review mechanism suitable for data marketplaces.
  • Bio: Bhaskar Krishnamachari is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. His research spans the design and evaluation of algorithms and protocols for wireless networks, distributed systems, and the internet of things. He is the co-author of more than 300 technical papers, and 3 books, that have been collectively cited more than 30,000 times. He has received best paper awards at IPSN (2004, 2010), Mobicom (2010), and VNC (2021). He is the recipient of the NSF Career Award, the ASEE Terman Award, and has been listed in MIT Technology Review’s TR-35 and Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10”. He is an IEEE Fellow.