Study level



Vacation research experience scheme


Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Computer Science

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Professor Raja Jurdak
Professor of Distributed Systems & Chair in Applied Data Sciences
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Blockchain is an unchangeable, distributed database. which provides trust in data once it is stored on the database. However, in Internet-of-Things (IoT), the data is an observation of physical context and is susceptible to noise, drift, or malicious alterations. Sensors may be even decoupled from their intended context by an attacker, which may compromise the blockchain data and its value for guiding decision.

This project aims to develop an innovative approach for pervasive trust in IoT, underpinned by blockchain. The research in this project will develop methods and algorithms for identity and data trust in IoT with the support of blockchain technology.

Research activities

This project involves:

  • designing and developing new trust algorithms
  • communicating the results through publications.


Upon conclusion of the research project, you'll have contributed to the development of algorithms for identity and data trust.

Skills and experience

To participate in this research, we expect you to have skills and/or experience with:

  • network security.

While not mandatory, we'd also prefer if you had skills and/or experience with:

  • blockchain
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • machine learning.


You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round



Contact the supervisor for more information.