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.

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Nestor Rodriguez

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”).

Dr. Karthik Srinivasan

Analytics, Information and Operations Management Academic Area

Dr. Karthik Srinivasan, is an assistant professor of business analytics in the school of business at KU. His primary research focuses on addressing novel and important challenges in business analytics using statistical modeling, natural language processing, network science, and Conference on Information Systems, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, International Conference for Digital Health, and has been published in multiple inter-disciplinary journals. Karthik is passionate about teaching and has taught undergraduate and masters courses in database management, systems analysis, business intelligence, and data warehousing.

Eric H. Weisbrod

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Eric Weisbrod recently joined the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Eric earned his PhD in Accounting from Arizona State University in 2012 and previously worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami from 2012-2020. Eric’s research examines investors’ use of accounting information in the modern capital markets, and his work has been published in premier Accounting and Finance journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics.