IBM fellow to deliver a lecture on “State of Public and Private Blockchains: Myths and Reality”

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Globally renowned computing expert and IBM Fellow, Dr. C. Mohan, is to visit Qatar to deliver a lecture on, “State of Public and Private Blockchains: Myths and Reality,” this month. His visit will form part of a block chain workshop hosted by Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University. 
For decades, Dr. Mohan has been a major influencer in the field of computer science. He is a well-known inventor of ARIES, a database of algorithms, and a distributed commit protocol called Presumed Abort.
QCRI’s Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid said it would be a rare privilege for people in Qatar to hear a scientist of Dr. Mohan’s eminence speak.
In his lecture, Dr. Mohan, who now describes himself as an “evangelist for private blockchains” will discuss some of the private blockchain systems being developed by the world’s biggest computer companies including IBM, Intel, Oracle and Baidu. He will also bust some of the myths associated with public blockchains such as Ethereum.

Also participating in the workshop are Professor Khaled Bugrara of Northeastern University in Boston, Qatar University’s Husam Al Jawaheri, and QCRI’s Dr. Yazan Boshmaf and Dr. Mashael Al Sabah.