Blockchain WG

The Blockchain Working Group at the University of Lethbridge conducts research, promotes education, and supports the use of blockchain systems in industry in Southern Alberta. Our members are faculty from Computer Science, Mathematics, the School of Business, and Physics, as well as members of the local industry and the University Industry Liaison Office at the U of L.

Ongoing research projects: selfish mining, blockchain systems and quantum computation, blockchain and the Internet of Things.
Training and education: graduate student supervision, curriculum development, teaching undergraduate courses and hands-on workshops.
Fostering innovation and commercialization: hackathons and problem pitch competitions.


  • Selfish mining: Dr. Muhammad Khan’s presentation for BTS 2018.
  • Blockchain based systems and IoT: one graduate student supervised

Lethbridge Blockchain Workshop and Hackathon

The Lethbridge Blockchain Workshop and Hackathon is a problem pitch contest and smart contract coding competition, organized at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada by members of the Optimization Research Group in collaboration with colleagues from the Dhillon School of Business and with the support of the University-Industry Liaison Office.

Organizers: Robert Benkoczi (ORG), Muhammad Khan (ORG), Afrooz Maotari-Kazerouni (DSB), Greg Vilk (UILO), Rossitsa Yalamova (DSB).

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