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PhD position Blockchain Technology

Delft University of Technology and KPN, the leading fixed and mobile telecom operator in The Netherlands, have started a collaboration, called NExTWORKx. …

bijna 4 jaar geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


Delft University of Technology and KPN, the leading fixed and mobile telecom operator in The Netherlands, have started a collaboration, called NExTWORKx. Goals of this collaboration include excellent academic research into both fundamental properties and implementation of the next generation telecommunication networks. In the first phase of the collaboration, 6 PhD students, daily supervised by experts in both TUDelft and KPN, will focus on themes that are relevant for KPN in order to design and manage the network of the future using promising technologies as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G and Blockchain. A weblink to the press release is


In particular, a PhD opening is defined on the following theme:

Blockchain technology to provide trust in federated telecom and ICT-infrastructures

Adapting and applying blockchain technology to provide trust in the operation and management of telecommunication networks (e.g., 5G networks) and the users services (e.g., payment services) running on those networks.

Background: distributed algorithms, (programming) distributed systems, experimental evaluation of computer systems

Supervisors: Dick Epema and Johan Pouwelse; Distributed Systems Group

More information: http://www.ds.ewi.tudelft.nl, http://www.tudelft.nl/delft-blockchain-lab


We are looking for brilliant PhD candidates with a strong interest to the join a university-company collaboration on future Networking. The specific desired background per theme is listed above.

Because of project definitions, we are looking for EU citizens.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl/ for more information.

Additional information

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by August 15, 2018 to Lotte Ophey at HR-EEMCS@tudelft.nl.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-22c.