PhD Position in Distributed Ledger Systems

Global Computing Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 8th, 2024 23:59 AoE (09 February 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The Global Computing Group explores distributed computing systems and social networks in the widest sense. Among others, it has the following lines of research: (i) fault-tolerant distributed ledger technologies; (ii) volunteer and crowd-based computing, with emphasis on game-theoretic aspects; (iii) analysis of networks using big data and machine learning technologies.

Within the line of research on distributed ledgers, PhD student candidates are sought with a strong background on blockchain, game theory, principles of distributed computing, programming, and mathematics. During their PhD, they will devise and develop new techniques and algorithms for systems of lightly-coupled fault-tolerant distributed concurrent objects, and they will implement them as proof-of-concept prototypes.

As a member of the group, the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with top researchers from all over the world in a multi-disciplinary and international environment.

Candidates can contact Prof. Fernández Anta by email for additional information.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc in computer science, statistics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field.

Skills Required:

  • Strong interest in principles of distributed systems, distributed ledgers and blockchains, game theory, mathematics, and economics.
  • Programming experience, desirably in distributed systems. Additional experience with data analysis and machine learning will be appreciated.
  • Experience in research and development, and publication of research papers is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Very good organization and communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

The selected student will be supervised by Dr. Antonio FERNÁNDEZ ANTA

This contract is part of the predoctoral training grant PREP2022-000373, funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033/ and by the ESF+.

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: February 8th, 2024 23:59 AoE (09 February 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Antonio FERNÁNDEZ ANTA