PhD Scholarships in Green Cryptocurrency Technologies

PhD Scholarships funded by CloudTech-RMIT Green Cryptocurrency Joint Research Program/Laboratory on design of the next generation of Proofs of Space-Time (PoST) consensus protocols for large-scale green cryptocurrency platforms.

  • $32,841 per annum for three years with the possibility of a six-month extension.
  • Successful international applicants will be provided with tuition fee waiver.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: Have a Master by Research degree; or a Master by Coursework degree with a significant research component graded as high distinction or equivalent; or an Honours degree achieving first class honours in Computer Science. Applicants with research and/or industry experience in building distributed systems/applications will be preferred.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Dr Hai Dong.

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page cover letter briefly outlining your interest in the project
  • Evidence of research ability: A digital copy of a Master’s or Honours’ thesis; and a digital copy of academic transcripts
  • A detailed CV clearly outlining your experience in developing distributed systems/applications; also important to list any publications, awards, and relevant professional experience
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Academic Transcript
  • English language proficiency test result (for international applicants)

 

Applications are now open.

Application will close when the PhD candidate is selected.

This project will implement a series of novel technologies (including the new generation of Proofs of Space-Time (PoST) consensus protocols) to be adopted by green cryptocurrency platforms, with the objectives of energy-efficiency, security and scalability (i.e. supporting large numbers of transactions).

For further inquiries please contact Dr Hai Dong.

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