Tuesday July 6, 2021 – Event to be run online during the day in Brisbane, Australia

Program Committee – SCOBC2021

Program Chair
Peter Robinson is a technical director and applied cryptographer working in ConsenSys Software’s R&D group on Filecoin Retrieval Market and Cross-Blockchain technologies. He has twenty-three granted patents in fields ranging from distributed computing, cryptography, blockchain, and virtualisation to graphical password design. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters of Telecommunications Engineering from University of Wollongong, is a graduate of the International Space University, and is currently completing a PhD at University of Queensland part-time with the thesis topic, Cross-Blockchain Communications. Peter is co-chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Crosschain Interoperability Task Force.

Email: peter.robinson@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-robinson-98a0061
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QHvuxTYAAAAJ&hl=en
Program Committee
Dr. Gowri Sankar Ramachandran is a Research Fellow at the Trusted Networks Lab, Queensland University of Technology. Gowri has completed his Ph.D. from KU Leuven, Belgium. After his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and senior research associate at the University of Southern California, USA, between 2017 and 2020. Gowri’s research interests revolve around the Internet of Things, smart cities, and supply chains. He is broadly interested in solving trust, performance, and scalability issues involving decentralized architectures and blockchain technologies. In the supply chain context, Gowri is currently focusing on addressing regulatory requirements, privacy concerns, and other operational challenges through a versatile data sharing and payment management framework using blockchain.

Email: g.ramachandran@qut.edu.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gowriram/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bnr9PTcAAAAJ&hl=en
WebSite: https://research.qut.edu.au/trustednetworks/
Katrina Donaghy is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Civic Ledger, an award-winning Australian company which provides blockchain solutions for modern problems faced by business and government.
Katrina began her career in the public sector and held senior project coordination and management roles with the Brisbane City Council, Queensland Urban Utilities, and the Queensland Government. Katrina gained experience working in commercialisation as an expert in raising revenue for human centred design enterprise, iSpruik, and as a Co-Founder of platform cooperative, openCoLab which co-hosted with Civic Ledger the Inaugural Brisbane Blockchain Symposium in early November 2016.
Katrina was the founding organiser of the Brisbane Women in Blockchain Meetup, is a former Industry Mentor at RMIT Online, Australia’s top provider of University on-line educational courses in blockchain technology, a past Director on the Blockchain Australia Board, and a Blockchain Australia Fellow.

Email: katrina@civicledger.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-donaghy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/civicledger
WebSite: https://civicledger.com
Dr. Raghavendra Ramesh is a Senior Researcher at Consensys Software R&D. His research interests include formal methods, fault-tolerant distributed systems design and analysis, blockchains and their interoperability, cryptography, program analysis and security. He holds a PhD from Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Email: raghavendra.ramesh@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghavendra-ramesh-0a418051/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JZik0U0AAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Sandra Johnson is an Applied Researcher at ConsenSys Software Company and has a PhD in Environmental Statistics. Having worked as a data scientist, researcher, Bayesian network modeller, sessional academic and software engineer, she enjoys applying her wide range of experiences to research within the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem.

Email: sandra.johnson@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandjohnson/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1gsap5oAAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Volkan Dedeoglu is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Distributed Sensing Systems Group of CSIRO Data61. His current research focuses on data trust and blockchain-based IoT security and privacy. Volkan also holds Adjunct Lecturer positions at UNSW Sydney and QUT. Before joining Data61, Volkan worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University on physical layer security for communications. He completed his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from UniSA (Australia, 2013) on energy efficient wireless sensor networks, data gathering and target tracking. He obtained MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Koc University (Turkey, 2008), BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University (Turkey, 2006).

Email: volkan.dedeoglu@csiro.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/volkandedeoglu/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=KAVUjk8AAAAJ&hl=en
Dr. Kamanashis Biswas is a lecturer in Information Technology at Australian Catholic University. He is also an adjunct lecturer at School of ICT, Griffith University. He received the MS degree in Computer Science (specialisation in Security Engineering) from BTH, Sweden and the PhD degree from School of ICT, Griffith University, Australia. His current research interests include blockchain technology, design and development of lightweight security protocols, energy efficient and secure routing, intrusion detection systems, security issues in MANETs and WSNs. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers in various journals and conferences.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamanashisbiswas/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=eNoB_WwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
Dr. Naipeng Dong is lecturer at UQ Cyber Security, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She received her PhD from University of Luxembourg. Before joining UQ, she was a Research Fellow at School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on automatic formal verification of security and privacy in cryptographic protocols, Android applications and blockchain systems. She has worked on developing efficient automatic formal verification techniques, particularly on model checking and attacker knowledge reasoning, analysis and development of cryptographic systems, BAR (Byzantine-Altruistic-Rational) systems, smart contracts, and deep learning models.

Email: n.dong@uq.edu.au
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naipeng-dong-ab082a166/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZU5ZUnAAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1
Adjunct Professor Warwick Powell is a global leader in the design, development and implementation of blockchain technology-based solutions for supply chains, cross-border trade and financial innovation. He began his career in academia, teaching Chinese Chinese history and European cultural history at Griffith University. He graduated with First Class Honours and is the recipient of the prestigious University Medal for Academic Excellence. Warwick was also awarded a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies at People’s University, Beijing. He deferred his studies to begin work for Kevin Rudd in the Queensland Government. Since 1996, he has been worked in the private sector developing and growing businesses involved in data analytics, cross border trade and investment, major project delivery and technology. Much of this has focused on developing links between regional Australia and the markets of Asia. Through this work, Warwick has experience in diverse industries including cattle and sheep production and processing, information and communication technology, infrastructure, energy, natural resources, travel and tourism and property development.

Email: wp@beefledger.io
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warwickpowell/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=warwick+powell&btnG=
Horacio Mijail Anton Quiles is an Applied Researcher at Consensys Software R&D. An Electronics Engineer by training, and with previous experience on critical real-time, high-reliability systems, he currently works on automated verification of protocols and software in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Email: horacio.mijail@consensys.net
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mijail/
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