We’ve heard of Bitcoin, but how does it work? Wednesday April 9, Rotarians will learn about this peer-to-peer payment system, when former Professor Bob Hoel introduces CSU Professor of Computer Information Systems, Stephen C. Hayne to part the clouds. Bitcoin is alternatively referred to as a virtual currency, electronic money, or a cryptocurrency because cryptography is used to control its creation and transfer...


Dr. Hayne received his A.A degree in Music (Bass Guitar, Voice) from MacEwan Community College, and his B.Com. in Computer Science, Finance and Management Science from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Immigrating to the US in 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Arizona, before returning to Canada to teach 4 years at the University of Calgary. In 1995 he joined the Arizona State University faculty, concurrently teaching at the American Graduate School of Intl. Mgmt. at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He joined CSU’s College of Business in 2000.

Dr. Hayne’s research focuses on using innovative technologies to solve real business problems. He has developed tools to assist group communication and decision-making, i.e. shared cognition, collaborative drawing, group brainstorming, concurrent issue surfacing/consolidation, consensus building, choice, pattern recognition and team bidding in auctions.

He has received more than $3.1 million in NSF and ONR grants and received an IBM Faculty Fellowship. He has published more than 70 papers in various journals including Journal of Management Information Systems, Database, Journal of Information and Management, Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Work, IBM Systems Journal, Electronic Markets, Journal of Organizational Computing & Electronic Commerce, and International Journal of Human Computer Studies.

Dr. Hayne has been nominated for Best Teacher (2011 and 2013), by the CSU Alumni Association, and in his free time enjoys golf, basketball, rugby, tennis and jazz music. He is an Instrument-rated Multi-Engine Pilot, and volunteers for Civil Air Patrol and Angel Flights.