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PhD studentship for a Blockchain Project: Lightweight Blockchain Consensus Algorithm for Resource-constrained IoT Devices

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Blockchain technology has been introduced for various Internet of Things (IoT) applications with the purpose of improving their security. However, there are a number of barriers before blockchain can be fully adopted for IoT. One of these barriers is the complex consensus algorithms that require a lot of computational power, which are unable to be supported by resource-constrained IoT devices. Furthermore, existing consensus algorithms also have scalability issues. The focus of this project will be designing an efficient lightweight consensus protocol that can be supported by resource constrained IoT devices. The project will start with the study of the existing consensus algorithms for IoT blockchain network, followed by the design of a lightweight consensus algorithm, simulation and performance evaluation.

The ideal candidate should have at minimum an excellent bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, computer science, or a closely related discipline, and be proficient in English. If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr JingHuey Khor, Email:

Key facts


Entry requirement: First or upper second-class degree or equivalent
Closing date: Accepted all year round
Funding: Full tuition fees, and a stipend of RM27600 per year
Assessment: 9 month and 18 months reports, viva voce and thesis examination

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