PhD Studentship in Securing IoT over wireless networks using emerging blockchain
Closing date: 23 November 2021
This PhD will investigate the use of emerging blockchain variants and proof of location for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) over wireless networks. The candidate will work under a supervisory team with high expertise in IoT, wireless networks and protocols from, blockchain and information security, including Dr Djamel Djenouri, Dr Essam Ghadafi, Dr Christopher Carr. The candidate will investigate the utilisation of emerging variants of blockchains, such as redactable directed acyclic graph (DAG) based blockchain, as well as proof-of-location techniques for securing IoT and wireless devices. They will accordingly propose original solutions while mitigating the inherent performance effects caused by unreliable wireless communication channels, and limitations of IoT devices. For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Dr Djamel Djenouri on firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Essam Ghadafi on email@example.com. If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted within 2 weeks from the closing date for applications for the interview. If you have not heard from us by this time then we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.
Applicants must have at least a good honours degree, and preferably a master's degree, in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a closely related discipline. Familiarity with security and/or IoT (e.g., through a final year project) is highly desirable. International applicants are welcome to apply. A recognised English language qualification is required.
The studentship is available from March 2022 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £15,609 per annum. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be fully covered for up to three years.
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