[ecoop-info] Fwd: Fully-funded PhD Studentship on Blockchain Technologies

Andrea Bracciali abb at cs.stir.ac.uk
Thu May 11 13:46:30 CEST 2017

[apologies for cross-posting!]

Dear All, 

A fully-funded PhD studentship (competitive) on blockchain technologies, 
distributed ledgers e decentralised applications/smart contracts is available 
at the University of Stirling, UK.

Focus can be adapted to latest developments/student’s interest and expertise.

I’d kindly ask you to disseminate and invite suitable/interested candidates to apply/contact me.

We are looking forward to possible collaborations (through the student or 

==> Another position in partnership with a SME will be advertised soon !!!

Many thanks.

With best wishes 

Andrea Bracciali


Fully-funded PhD Studentship 

Blockchain Technologies and Applications

A fully funded PhD studentship on Blockchain Technologies 
and Applications is available at the Computing Science 
and Mathematics division of the University of Stirling, UK. 

The studentship will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rate, and 
a standard stipend at RCUK rates (from about 14,000GBP), 
for three years, with 1st Oct 2017 as envisaged start date. 

Applications will be considered from 15th June 2017.

The project aims to develop a suitable framework to support 
the development of reliable and trustable blockchain-based 
decentralised applications - which currently present
interesting and challenging research questions, including 
aspects of distributed consensus, proof-of-Xs and the 
"crypto-economics" of incentives, security and privacy. The 
project can be adapted to the latest developments in the 
technology, as well as specific interests or expertise of the 

The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. 
Andrea Bracciali, within an international network with
expertise including verification, game theory, and cryptography.
Partner companies will provide industrial use cases of interest. 
The project also will benefit from the thriving fintech 
Scottish sector which has a strong interest in blockchain 
technologies, and could particularly contribute to the 
career development of the student. 

Students with a background in, or across, computer science,
economics, mathematics __non-exclusive list!__, and 
interested in a scientific approach to breakthrough technologies 
are encouraged to apply. 

Details on how to apply can be found at 

	http://cs.stir.ac.uk/vacancies/div-phd-studentship.html <http://cs.stir.ac.uk/vacancies/div-phd-studentship.html>

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Bracciali 

	abb at cs.stir.ac.uk <mailto:abb at cs.stir.ac.uk>
	+44 (0)1786 467446

should they wish to further discuss the project or any detail
of the fellowship, PhD studies and life in Scotland.

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