I am a Professor of Teaching at University at Buffalo, Computer Science and Engineering Department.
I have been involved in the STEM area research, curriculum development and instruction for the past three decades.
My current interest is in Blockchain application development.
The Book I just completed a highly practical hands-on book on application development on blockchain called Blockchain in Action in November 2020 and is available from many prominent book sellers .
My Research I am the Director of Blockchain Thinklab at University at Buffalo. ThinkLab is involved in blockchain research and outreach efforts. I also teach courses in data-intensive computing and emerging applications on big-data platforms such as Hadoop, and Spark. I am the Program Director of the SUNY approved certificate program on Data-intensive Computing at University at Buffalo. I have been the Principal Investigator on four National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and a co-investigator in six Instructional Innovative Instructional Technology grants (SUNY-IITG).
The Coursera Blockchain MOOC In 2018, I launched a four course specialization on Blockchain Technology on the Coursera MOOC platform. The MOOC courses are still running strong, have surpassed an enrollement of 180,000 learners world-wide.
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