IEEE Boise Computer Chapter

IEEE
April 17th, 2019

Learn about the state of robotics and automation plus the biggest challenges facing robotics development today. Presented by Toyota Advanced Logistics (Bastien Solutions) roboticists working from their laboratory right here in Boise.

Tiffany Greyson is the Lead Robotics Controls Engineer at Toyota Advanced Logistics after 13 years at HP as a PCB architect. She is a mommy of 3 kids and enjoys making jewelry out of electronics in her spare time.

Akash Jinandra graduated from University of Central Florida 2 years ago with degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is now a robotics R&D engineer and designs autonomous fork trucks, robotic shuttles and product-picking arms. Akash got married and bought a house in the last three months so he is pretty much an adult now.

Agenda:

6:15PM – 6:30PM Networking
6:30PM – 7:30PM Presentation

Location:
Room: 110
Bldg: RUCH
Boise State University 1375 W University Dr
Boise, Idaho
83706


April 2nd, 2019

HolisticEventImpactBitcoinBlockchain-Slides

 

 

Thanks Anthony


March 12th, 2019

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 networking and snacks
6:30-7:30 Blockchain Major Events talk:

Blockchain is an enabling technology that has the potential to revolutionize industries from finance to healthcare to energy. As the pioneer of all blockchain technology, Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency to date. Given its dramatic price peak (and crash) and the never-ending news from SEC regulations to security breaches, there seems to be a lack of a clear understanding about the dynamics of these cryptocurrencies. These dynamics are believed to be affected by various worldwide events ranging from political, security, financial, and regulatory. In this talk, I present an efficient framework for holistic cryptocurrency fluctuation analysis, and introduce the Impact-Score metric to distinguish event-induced changes from non-event or “normal” fluctuations. We applied our framework to the Bitcoin blockchain network (defined as the collection of Bitcoin addresses, transactions, blocks, and mempool data) from 2016-2018 and observed substantial network changes associated with a majority of the events selected for analysis. In particular, we found roughly generalizable correlations between certain event types (e.g. financial events) and particular sub-structures of the Bitcoin blockchain network. Furthermore, subgroups of these events have strongly consistent temporal impacts on certain facets (e.g. activity or fees) of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Extended analysis on three events – the election of Trump, the Bitcoin-Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork, and the regulation of Bitcoin by South Korea – revealed major shifts in Bitcoin transaction value distributions and changes in blockchain indicators consistent with expected behavior.

 

Our Speaker is Anthony Luo

Anthony Luo is an incoming freshman at Columbia University and is currently finishing his senior year at Boise High. He has been a research assistant for the Software Engineering and Assurance Laboratory at Boise State University since 2017, co-authored two research papers submitted for publication (both under review), and given poster presentations at the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research 2016/2017/2018 and the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2017. He is a National Merit Finalist, 2019 Rotary Century Scholar, 2018 National AP Scholar, 2017 Research Experience in Cybersecurity fellow, and 2016 REMYS (Research Experience in Mathematics for Young Scientists) fellow. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing the piano and violin and serving as a regional leader for SLICEIT|ICT (International Climate Team) – a 501(3)(c) non-profit dedicated to developing low-cost climate monitoring and STEM integration.


March 12th, 2019

Anthony will present results from his research into the effects of major global events on the Bitcoin blockchain and network.

Speaker(s): Anthony Luo ,

Agenda:

6:00 Networking, meet & greet (refreshments provided)

6:30 Presentation

Location:
Room: RUCH 103
Bldg: RUCH
Boise State University
1375 W University Dr
Boise, Idaho
83706


March 9th, 2019

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Boise Computer Society

Presentation for three generations of retro machines from one of the original developers of the Atari and Amiga.

Speaker(s): Joe Decuir,

Agenda:

3:45PM-4:00PM Networking and refreshments

4:00PM-5:15PM Presentation

Location:
Room: 110 and First Floor
Bldg: RUCH
Boise State University
1375 W University Dr
Boise, Idaho
83706