ACI: Computing Seminar Series - The Visible Embryo Project: Following the connections from chick embryos to Bitcoin.
November 29, 2022
Where: DCIH 445
When: December 2nd, 2022, 2:30 PM - 5 PM
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided.
Talk Title: The Visible Embryo Project: Following the connections from chick embryos to Bitcoin.
Talk Abstract: Dr. Doyle will discuss how a project created to help researchers in developmental biology led to several spin-off technologies that changed the world, including the cloud, spatial biology, Web security, and the first distributed blockchain system.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael Doyle is the creator of fundamental technologies that underlie such revolutionary products as the Cloud, blockchain/cryptocurrency systems, spatial transcriptomics, and mobile intelligent assistants. Dr. Doyle received his Ph.D. from the Department of Cell & Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He then served as Director of the UIC Biomedical Visualization Laboratory from 1989 to 1993. While on sabbatical at UIUC working with Dr. Paul Lauterbur (2003 Nobel Laureate) on the application of micro-MRI techniques to embryo imaging, Dr. Doyle created the Visible Embryo Project (VEP), a multi-institutional collaboration to create a national online "metacenter" computational and information resource on early human development. His creation of transient-key cryptography in the late 1990s represented the first forward-signature distributed-blockchain system, enabling the later creation of the Bitcoin system, and has been adopted in the x9.95 ANSI National Standard for secure timestamps. And, his co-invention of the Skybot mobile intelligent chatbot system in 2005 pioneered the mobile intelligent- assistant product category that is now ubiquitous worldwide.
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