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ASU Blockchain Research

Meet Our Team


Dragan Boscovic

Dragan Boscovic has 25 years of high tech experience acquired in an international set up (i.e. UK, France, China, USA) and is uniquely positioned to help data-driven technical advances within today’s global data-intensive technology arena. He is a lateral thinker with broad exposure to a wide range of scientific methods and business practices and has a proven track record in conceiving strategies and managing development, investment and innovation efforts as related to advanced data analysis services, user experience, and mobile and IoT solutions and platforms.



K. Selcuk Candan

Dr. Candan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at ASU. He is also a founding member of ASU’s Information Assurance Center and a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), one of whose missions is to connect researchers with businesses and industry. Candan’s primary research interests are in the area of efficient and scalable management of heterogeneous (such as sensed and streaming media, web and social media, scientific, and enterprise) data and data clouds.


Thomas Taylor

Tom Taylor studies the discrete geometry of network embeddings. Pervasive examples of network embedding are the square pixel grids of color digital images, for which each pixel is mapped into a location in the three-dimensional RGB color space. Other applications of special interest include friendship networks, political networks, trade networks, transportation networks, and semantic networks, as well as resource networks such as the power, fuel and water grids. Geometric measures on such networks provide useful tools for the automated understanding of complicated properties and relationships within and between such large-scale networks, such as discovering the natural partition of a friendship network into competing cliques or locating the bottlenecks that constrain the flow of electricity on the power grid.


Rida Bazzi

Rida Bazzi joined ASU in 1996. He was an assistant professor at Florida International University in the 1995-1996 academic year and prior to that he was a senior consultant at I-Cube, a startup company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Expertise Distributed Computing Fault Tolerance Theory Education 1994, Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Todd Taylor

Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation, Analytics, Optimization, Integration, Visibility and Collaboration, eCommerce (Market to Lead, OrderCash), Order Management, Channel management. Projects managed include Huawei: Supply Chain Transformation, Schneider Electronics: Supply Chain (Inventory and Portfolio) Optimization, Global Electronics Company: Full portfolio, eCommerce Redesign. Global, Order to Cash process mapping and optimization (country by country), Global Industrial Manufacturer: Risk Management.


Jeffery Yarger

Jeffery L. Yarger is a professor of chemistry, biochemistry and physics at Arizona State University. His primary research interests are in biophysical chemistry, nano-materials, biopolymers and the general field of disordered or amorphous materials. His current research interests includes (i) fundamental structural and dynamical characterization of amorphous materials with an emphasis on biopolymer (i.e., spider silk), amorphous pharmaceuticals and polyamorphic systems; (ii) Development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Neutron Scattering, Brillouin Scattering, Vibrational Spectroscopy and Calorimetric techniques to better characterize amorphous materials; (iii) Synthesis and molecular level characterization of nano-materials and nano-composites; (iv) The applications of amorphous materials and molecular level characterization techniques to biomedical instruments and human health; and (v) Materials under extreme conditions.


Gary Marchant

Professor Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Professor Marchant has served on two National Research Council committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.