Our recent article at IEEE Communications Magazine has featured at the Altoros blog in an article titled: Automotive Blockchain: from Manufacturing to Security to Insurance.
I have recently joined the technical program committee of the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, to be held in Halifax Canada in July/August 2018.
The Distributed Sensing Systems Group is hiring a new postdoctoral research fellow in Data and Network Science. The postdoc will work in our growing project exploring data fusion of mobility data streams for disease spread prediction. Interested candidates should submit their application documents through the CSIRO jobs site.
Interconnected smart vehicles offer a range of sophisticated services that benefit the vehicle owners, transport authorities, car manufacturers, and other service providers. This potentially exposes smart vehicles to a range of security and privacy threats such as location tracking or remote hijacking of the vehicle. In this article, we argue that blockchain (BC), a disruptive tech- nology that has found many applications from cryptocurrencies to smart contracts, is a potential solution to these challenges. We propose a BC-based architecture to protect the privacy of users and to increase the security of the vehicular ecosystem. Wireless remote software updates and other emerging services such as dynamic vehicle insurance fees are used to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed security architecture. We also qualitatively argue the resilience of the architecture against common security attacks.
The full paper is available on IEEE Explore.
Our work on energy-neutral sensing is under the spotlight in the recent WIRED Germany article titled “WIRED erklärt den Weg zum perfekten Akku” (German for “WIRED explains the way to the perfect battery”). The article features an interview with me on the Distributed Sensing System Group’s software framework for achieving energy-neutral operation in long-term tracking applications.
The Distributed Sensing Systems Group at CSIRO has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral research fellowship around decentralised security, privacy, and trust for the Internet of Things underpinned by Blockchain. The successful fellow will conduct research at the cutting edge of IoT and Blockchain research and join an ongoing project in this area.
To be successful you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar.
- Demonstrated experience in network security, privacy, and trust methods, including blockchain
- Knowledge of IoT network issues relating to resource-constraints, scalability, and disruption-tolerance
- Demonstrated experience in distributed algorithms and systems covering areas such as consistency and synchronisation
Interested applicants should apply online through the CSIRO jobs position page.
Our paper titled “BlockChain: A Distributed Solution to Automotive Security and Privacy” has just been accepted for publication at IEEE Communications Magazine. The lead author on the paper is UNSW/Data61 PhD student Ali Dorri. Well done Ali!