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d-CRAME: Blockchain-based Distributed Coercion-Resistant and Anonymous Mobile Electronic Voting

Blockchain-based Mobile Electronic Voting VALUE PROPOSITION Electronic voting presents a convenient and cost-effective alternative to current paper ballot-based voting. It provides many benefits such as increased voter turnout and accuracy in the decision-making process. While presenting many improvements, e-voting still faces serious security challenges...
Published: 2/6/2024   |   Inventor(s): Jian Ren, Ehab Zaghloul, Tongtong Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Informatics

Passive 3D Optical Identification Tag Design

­ VALUE PROPOSITION Spatial navigation is important for many human-related activities, including those underwater like scuba diving and underwater accident rescue. Efforts to improve underwater navigation based on acoustic and RF techniques incur significant drawbacks, including high power consumption, expensive price, long latency, or short...
Published: 6/20/2024   |   Inventor(s): Xiao Zhang, Li Xiao
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Computer Software, Informatics

Blockumulus: A Scalable Framework for Smart Contracts on the Cloud

​ INTRODUCTION Blockchain with proof-of-work (POW) consensus effectively prevents data tampering by anyone with less than half of the total computational power of the network. The unique properties of blockchain soon attracted researchers and engineers to use the technology for a plethora of decentralized applications, commencing the era of smart...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Qiben Yan, Nikolay Ivanov
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Informatics, Telecommunications and Internet

Nest DNN, a Pruning-and-Recovery Paradigm for Deep Neural Networks

Executive SummaryNeural networks are employed ubiquitously in our lives today. Found in applications such as video games, face identification, autonomous vehicles navigation, and medical diagnostic tools, these algorithms require a hefty amount of computer resources. In instances where resource demand is greater than availability, accuracy and computational...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Biyi Fang, Xiao Zeng
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Data Processing/Analysis, Informatics

Smart App to Improve Spatial Recognition via Augmented Reality

Executive SummarySpatial reasoning skills are an important predictor of success in STEM fields. Augmented reality technology offers an exciting opportunity to teach and improve spatial reasoning skills in both children and adults.Description of TechnologyThe Spartan SR (Spatial Reasoning) app is a novel technology designed to use augmented reality to...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): John Bell, William Cain, Cui Cheng, Daniel Freer, Hannah Klautke
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Informatics

Single Image Resolution Enhancement

Executive SummarySuper-resolution is the process of increasing the resolution of a low-resolution image. Manifold techniques have been used for super-resolution to enhance image, photo, or video quality, but they are often computationally demanding due to the complexity of the underlying algorithm. MSU researchers have developed a novel method for...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Hayder Radha, Chinh Dang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Informatics, Data Processing/Analysis

Cost-Aware Secure Outsourcing of General Computational Problems

Executive SummaryCloud computing provides end-users on demand access to a shared pool of computing resources, such as computational power and storage. It enables the end-users to utilize those resources in a pay-per-use manner instead of purchasing expensive equipment and maintaining an IT staff. The end-users outsource their computational tasks to...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jian Ren, Kai Zhou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Data Processing/Analysis, Informatics, Telecommunications and Internet

A Secure Near Field Communication System for Mobile Devices (comb'd w/TEC2013-0124 technology)

IntroductionMobile devices have become a technology much relied upon for many computational tasks on a daily basis. The most recent use for these devices has been information sharing, contactless payment, and device pairing. These utilities are made possible by a near field communication device, or an NFC. Although these tasks are fast and efficient,...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Guoliang Xing, Ruogu Zhou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Computer Hardware, Informatics