New Blockchain Research Group Seeks Student Researchers

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Dr. Mohamed Awwad (IME) and Dr. Zachary Peterson (CSSE) would like to invite undergraduate and graduate students from all majors interested in conducting research to apply for three funded student researcher positions (one graduate and two undergraduates).

The research project is titled “Supporting On-Campus Blockchain-Related Student, Educational and Research Activities”. Students are expected to commit to work as student researchers on this project starting as early as this winter 2020 quarter and continue to work until the end of the spring 2020 quarter, with a possible extension in fall 2020 quarter.

Project Abstract:

The main objective of this project is to support undergraduate and graduate Cal Poly student researchers as they undertake exploratory investigations related to blockchain technology and its many applications. A supporting objective is to build up the physical infrastructure of toolkits, hardware, and related peripherals to allow the students to gain hands-on experience with the technology as they create a sustainable blockchain campus community, including a blockchain-enabled workspace.

Eligibility criteria:

• Apply through the online application system and be prepared to upload an updated version of your resume. Access the application here.  

• Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are welcome to apply. There are two funded positions for undergraduate students to serve as Blockchain Lab Technicians, and one funded position for a Graduate student, possibly working on his/her/their graduate project or thesis.

• The graduate student is expected to work on researching Blockchain applications in the area of Supply Chain and Logistics.

• Preference will be given to students with past research experience, and/or experience working with Blockchain.

• Undergraduate students will be expected to work 5 – 10 hours per week. The graduate student will work 10 – 15 hours per week.

Application deadline: January 30, 2020

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Mohamed Awwad via email: mawwad@calpoly.edu

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