About the Project
A PhD to investigate the use of emerging blockchain variants and proof of location for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) over wireless networks.
An exciting opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD studentship in the Faculty of Environment and Technology, UWE Bristol. The studentship will be funded by the Computer Science Research Centre, UWE Bristol. Ref: 2021-OCT-FET09
The expected start date of this studentship is 1 October 2021.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 July 2021.
About the studentship
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 and 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.
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.
A recognised English language qualification is required.
For further details, including how to apply, please see:
In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (UK/EU rates only). Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study.
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