EVALUATING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS SYSTEMS DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
BlockLAB researchers conduct management and code-level studies in enterrprise blockchain applications, including (1) blockchain network architectures, distributed ledgers, transaction exchange, smart contracts, and secure records management; (2) address how blockchain affects data architectures and data governance policies, including the potential to replace shared DBs, Replication / Data Fabrics, ETL/Data Lineage Tools, Messaging, and Workflow Engines; and (3) investigate blockchain’s market evolution, driven by investment patterns in venture capital, corporate investment, ICO financing, evolving consortia and partnerships, and enterprise adoption.
AI/ML Anomaly Detection in Blockchain Network Data Flows
A primary goal of this project is to build and test an advanced AI/ML model to detect anomalous behavior in blockchain network data flows. The project uses the new Intel / Habana advanced AI platform running in an HPC environment.
Industry Partner: INTEL
Permissioned Blockchain Platforms in Port and Maritime Shipping Supply Chains
A primary goal of this project is to study permissioned blockchain transaction platforms, their role in the larger business ecosystem, and how these platforms integrate into the port and maritime shipping PMIS systems, today and in the future.
Industry Partner: IBM
FL-FA BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS IN THE HPC SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENT
Federated Learning - Federated Analytics Using BlockChain in the HPC Systems Environment
A primary goal of this project is to develop and test the performance of a federated learning / federated analytics model using blockchain in the HPC systems environment. The project partnered with Dell, VMware and Boomi to develop a hybrid test architecture.
Industry Partner: DELL
MEDICARE - MEDICAID FRAUD
Medicare - Medicaid Fraud Detection in a Blockchain Network Environment
A goal of this project is to design, build and test different approaches to detecting fraudulent transaction activity in a blockchain network environment applicable to Medicare - Medicaid fraud.
Industry Partner: AEEC
ON-CHAIN OFF-CHAIN TRANSACTIONS
Designing and Testing of On-Chain and Off-Chain Transaction Architectures
A key goal of this project was to study and test alternative approaches to designing on-chain and off-chain transaction architectures in blockchain networks.
Industry Partner: LUNA DNA
BLOCKCHAIN'S MARKET EVOLUTION
An Analysis of Blockchain's Erratic Market Evolution
Blockchain's market evolution has been uniquely erratic, juxtaposed between the growth of crypto - fintech, and the uncertain pace of enterprise and public sector adoption of blockchain applications. Using market entry and investment data collected from multiple data sources, this project is testing an empirical model of early-stage adoption and investment patterns, market discontinuities, and market exits. Paper in progress, expected Winter 2021.