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Friday, September 25 • 7:25pm - 7:30pm
WyCS Challenge

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The Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR), the Science and Engineering Education Development (SEED) Lab and the UWyo Office of the President  are sponsoring two prizes related to the creation and distribution of educational blockchain-related simulation models. Specifically we would like to see the creation of two NetLogo (multi-agent-simulator) models for use in educational-spaces, including but not limited to K-16 classrooms and/or community sessions:

The first model (and prize), meant for those that are new or learning about the blockchain and/or multi-agent simulation space, should demonstrate basic decision-making strategies amongst a per-simulation defined number of entities (agents).

Quality entries will allow users to swap decision making strategies and will include at a minimum:
  1. Majority Voting (simple); 
  2. Majority Voting (plurality)
  3. Consensus (All or Nothing); 
  4. Bonus: Consensus ("Fist to Five")
The second model (and prize), meant for those with prior knowledge and experience in Blockchain and/or multi-agent simulations, should demonstrate, instrument, and allow novice engagement with the fundamental properties, characteristics, behaviors, and limitations of blockchain-based systems.

Quality entries will include the ability to:
  1.  add/remove/hijack nodes, 
  2. observe individual node and system behavior, 
  3. add transactions, and 
  4. compute node/system operations per ledger transaction.
  • Advanced models may even allow the modification of "proof" mechanism

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Mike Borowczak

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UWYO CEDAR / WABL Labs
Dr. Mike Borowczak received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013. He is currently the Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, where he also serves as the Director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR... Read More →

Friday September 25, 2020 7:25pm - 7:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall