On Thursday, 20 October 2022, the Rector of the University of Primorska promoted 11 Doctors of Science who defended their doctoral dissertations between March and October 2022 at a ceremony in the UP Armeria. 307 students have completed their doctoral studies at UP so far.
Among the newly promoted Doctors of Science is Aleksandar Tošić, assistant lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies. He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled »Tradeoffs in using blockchain technology for security, privacy, and decentralization: theoretical and empirical perspectives« under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Jernej Vičič and the co-supervision of Assist. Prof. Michael David Burnard.
Summary of the doctoral dissertation
The dissertation makes four scientific contributions to the field of distributed computing. The study sets theoretical and empirical results in using blockchain technology in various domains. The results include a new consensus mechanism based on verifiable delay functions, a new test for detecting anomalies in large network graphs, a framework for decentralized authoritative multiplayer games, and contributions to security and privacy in wireless sensor networks.
Sincere congratulations to all new Doctors of Science!