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Blockchain and smart contracts for future wireless communications and internet of things

   Department of Electronic Engineering

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Blockchain technology is being considered as a solution to a plethora of problems in communications. These proposals aim to leverage the distributed record-keeping and collaborative decision-making features offered by the blockchain and smart contract technologies to address the emerging area of trust-less ecosystems. However, state of the art often overlooks the deployment considerations such as blockchain infrastructure cost and use case-specific performance requirements and scalability. This project aims to investigate a more in-depth perspective into the deployment consideration of blockchain-based solutions for telecommunications networks.

Entry requirements:

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related subject.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the Electronic Engineering website View Website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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