PhD Position - Use-cases of Blockchain Technology - BENGUERIR

Enseignement - Secteur Autres services

  • Moins de 1 an
  • 1 poste(s) sur Autres régions - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus

Recherche de nouveauté Besoin de réflexion Respect des règles Organisation Extraversion

Publiée il y a 10 jours sur - Postuler avant le 05/12/2021

Entreprise :

About UM6P:

Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment

Poste :

The Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CyS&CIP) Research Center is the first of its kind in Morocco, and among the two first in Africa. It is a house for interdisciplinary research in cyber security, systems security, and physical systems security.

Attacks on computer systems and networks are on rise. Corporation, governments, and industrials are witnessing an augmentation of ransomwares, a threat to their operations and disruption to the services they provide. Risks incurred by individual, small and medium corporations, as well as industrials and government are higher and higher. The cyber security domains are about the three pillars: prevention, detection, and defense (passive and active). The CyS&CIP research center contributes to the international effort to advance research in cyber security and infrastructure protection and train highly qualified resources.


The Vision and ambition of CyS&CIP

  • Lead in Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection in Morocco, Africa and be among the best in the world.

  • Position UM6P in in the fields at national and regional levels.

  • Advance theoretical and applied research in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.

  • Train highly qualified personnel in this multidisciplinary domain.

  • Offer research assistance to stakeholders and industrial partners.

  • Foster collaboration between researchers from different institutions, countries, and industrial and government organizations.

  • Engage international community to not leave Africa behind in these critical research areas.

The Mission of CyS&CIP:

  • Advance theoretical and applied research in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.

  • Explore Interdisciplinary research in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.

  • Develop and promote excellence in the selected areas of research.

  • Establish strong collaboration with Academia, Industry, Government, and Corporations.

  • Encourage internal and external collaboration.

  • Create new synergies among researchers.

  • Attract and retain outstanding faculty and graduate students.

  • Offer PhD degree and master’s degree programs in interdisciplinary domains.

  • Train students in cutting edge technologies.


CyS&CIP is opening a PhD position on Use-cases of Blockchain Technology


Supervisors: Mustapha Hedabou (UM6P), Jeremy Clark and Amr Youssef (Concordia University)

Keywords: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Etherum, security, privacy, IoT, Industrial IOT, Supply chain   


Blockchain is an evolving technology with the potential to reshape a variety of industries.  It is an immutable append-only distributed ledger that maintains the integrity and availability of its transactions. With blockchain, mutually distrusting parties can finally make transactions without relying on a trusted third party.  


Nevertheless, many organizations/industries are reluctant to adopt it due to several issues concerned with scalability and privacy. The current transaction throughput in blockchain pales in comparison to the throughput of centralized systems. Moreover, the inherent transparency of transactions in blockchain comes at the cost of privacy even when users' identities are just pseudonyms. 


Throughout this research, we will focus on the design (cryptographic) protocols to improve the privacy and scalability of decentralized real-world applications utilizing blockchain. Examples of such applications include supply chain and logistics monitoring, as well as emerging application domains such as Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  



[1] Fernández-Caramés, Tiago M., and Paula Fraga-Lamas. "A Review on the Use of Blockchain for the Internet of Things." Ieee Access 6 (2018): 32979-33001.

[2] Sengupta, Jayasree, Sushmita Ruj, and Sipra Das Bit. "A comprehensive survey on attacks, security issues and blockchain solutions for IoT and IIoT." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 149 (2020): 102481.


[3] Raikwar, Mayank, Danilo Gligoroski, and Katina Kralevska. "SoK of used cryptography in blockchain." IEEE Access 7 (2019): 148550-148575.


Profil recherché :

Keywords: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Etherum, security, privacy, IoT, Industrial IOT, Supply chain   

Adresse :

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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