Dr. Karen C. Benson
Dr. Lorraine Jonassen
Dr. Binh Tran
Dr. Karen C. Benson, instructor of information technology, Dr. Lorraine Jonassen, instructor of information technology, and Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, co-authored an article titled "Pedagogy of Blockchain: Training College Students on the Basics of Blockchain", recently published in Volume 7, Issue 5 of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology.
The authors investigated Blockchain, a new emerging technology that is a paradigm shift from the centralized to decentralized standard, created to address concerns of privacy and security and attempt to re-establish trust on the internet. This paper evaluates the benefits of the technology and discusses ways to effectively introduce it to college students in a meaningful way.
Dr. Lior Burko, associate professor of physics, was recently accepted as a member of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium. Membership will allow students to engage in research projects in support of the space borne mission to detect long wavelength gravitational waves from astrophysical systems such as colliding supermassive black holes.
Burko, whose resent research has proved stability of extreme black holes, presented three oral talks during the spring meeting of the American Physical Society in Columbus, Ohio. His talks covered the topics of linearized stability of extreme black holes, privilege and broadening participation in physics, and Cauchy horizon singularity inside perturbed Kerr black holes revisited.