About the Project
The new SCM-IoT infrastructure should be designed in such a way that it utilizes minimal computation power, memory, energy and bandwidth. The limited recourses of the sensors make it very challenging to incorporate security features to ensure Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. However, it’s a necessity to build a trusted SCM system, because it involves different stake holders and different heterogenous parties. The future smart and secure SCM system should be sustainable in terms of resource utilization, it should be suitable and easy to adopt and above all it should be trustable without human intervention. It should also ensure protection of sensitive data and privacy of all the participating parties and satisfy the Data Protection Act of the participating organizations, parties and their respective countries. In order to maintain traceability of any activity, accountability and transparency with tamper-proof assurances, harvesting Blockchain benefits is a solution to these challenges. However, sustaining the resource constraint IoT network during the adoption of a resource hungry Blockchain technology needs to be explored.
The research will also focus on processing, analyzing and visualizing the collected heterogeneous data to gain insight into the events to accurately understand, interpret and successfully predict/forecast behavior using machine learning and AI techniques.
The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application of fundamental science and engineering. For information about MERI please visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/specialisms/materials-and-engineering-research-institute
Application deadline: applicants accepted all year round with enrolments during September, February (January on website) and May
Duration: 4 years full time, 7 years part time.
For information about how to apply, entry requirements, tuition fees and other costs please visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/specialisms/materials-and-engineering-research-institute/research-degrees
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