Biography: Dr. Xiuzhen Cheng is a Professor of Computer Science at Shandong University. From 2002 to 2020, she was a faculty member at The George Washington University, USA. She served as a Program Director at NSF from April 2006 to October 2006 (full time) and from April 2008 to April 2010 (part-time). Her research focuses on the broad area of distributed and trusted computing, particularly in blockchain computing, edge computing, and IoT security. Dr. Cheng is the founder and steering committee chair of the International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA, launched in 2006), and the founding EiC of the High-Confidence Computing Journal (launched in 2021). She served/is serving on the editorial boards of several technical journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications) and the technical program committees of many professional conferences/workshops (e.g. ACM Mobihoc, ACM Mobisys, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE/ACM IWQoS). She also chaired several international conferences (e.g. ACM Mobihoc'14). Dr. Cheng is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of CSEE (Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering), and a Fellow of AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association). Her current H-Index is 64, and the total number of Google Citations is 17,000+.
Title: Blockchain-enabled High-confidence Internet of Things
Abstract: High-Confidence Computing (HCC) relies on interdisciplinary methodologies to realize secure and trusted software, precise and process-traceable algorithms, and self-evolving designs that can adapt to new environments and support new applications. Internet of Things (IoT) systems possessing HCC properties can provide collaborative services that are otherwise impossible as security, traceability, accountability, reliability, robustness, extensibility, adaptivity, and self-evolution are all desirable and equally-important properties of modern connected systems such as smart cities. This talk intends to answer the following questions: what is high-confidence computing and how to realize high-confidence IoT via blockchain technology. We will introduce an architecture to demonstrate our exploratory studies regarding how to integrate state-of-the-art techniques to build a blockchain-enabled high-confidence IoT and present our own effort towards its realization. Open research challenges will also be discussed.