Security of Data Using Blockchain
Dr. Perry Alexander
Dr. Perry Alexander is The AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at The University of Kansas. Dr. Alexander oversees the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) Grant of $2 million donated by Ripple for blockchain research and development at KU. His research interests include system-level modeling, formal verification, language semantics, and trusted computing.
Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics, Finance Academia Area
Nestor M. Rodriguez was born in New York, N.Y. He has previous work experience including working in nuclear power in the U.S. Navy. This included being stationed on the USS Augusta – SSN 710, a fast-attack submarine. Rodriguez also has worked as a New York City police officer in East Harlem.
He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics from Florida Atlantic University. With an interest in applied economics, he earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Purdue University with specializations in applied economics, econometrics, and finance. Rodriguez has taught in several universities including Purdue University, Texas A&M University–Kingsville, and Dickinson State University. Additionally, he has worked as an economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, helping publish government reports, including Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015 Annual Report (this report is also known as “The Cost of Raising a Child”).