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Research Assoc. for Blockchain Learning Verification
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I'm a researcher primarily working with various aspects of blockchain technology. I have diverse, yet well-connected research experiences gathered from three nations in the British and Irish Isles: Ireland, Scotland and England. I presently hold a Research Associate position in the Open Blockchain group at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of the Open University where I investigate the problems of blockchain learning verifications as well use-cases that can be fit into this new and innovative technology. Beside blockchain, I also have a keen interest in Wireless Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Privacy & Trust and Data Science. Prior to my current position, I completed two other postdocs, one at the KMi and the other in the Department of Computing and Communication in the same university where I worked in the Strategic Data Science project and smart city project MK-Smart respectively.

I obtained my PhD from the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, as a recipient of the Scottish ORS Scholarship in conjunction with the Glasgow University College of Science and Engineering Scholarship. I was also a research scholar at the School of Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin where I received Govt. of Ireland IRCSET Embark Initiative Scholarship. My earlier background is in Computer Science and Engineering at East West University, Bangladesh where I pursued a bachelor and a masters degree with Gold Medal distinction.

Keys: Blockchain, Internet of Things, Data Science, Privacy

Team: Michelle Bachler, Rachel Coignac-Smith, John Domingue, Zeeshan Jan, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Kevin Quick, Manoharan Ramachandran, Aisling Third, Chris Valentine



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Chowdhury, M., Usman, M., Ferdous, M., Chowdhury, N., Harun, A., Jannat, U. and Biswas, K. (2021) A Cross-Layer Trust-based Consensus Protocol for Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Using Fuzzy Logic, pp. (Early Access)

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Mikroyannidis, A., Third, A., Chowdhury, N., Bachler, M. and Domingue, J. (2020) Supporting Lifelong Learning with Smart Blockchain Badges, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 13, pp. 163-176

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Chowdhury, N., Ramachandran, M., Third, A., Mikroyannidis, A., Bachler, M. and Domingue, J. (2020) Towards A Blockchain-based Decentralised Educational Landscape, The 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020), Valencia, Spain

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Eisenstadt, M., Ramachandran, M., Chowdhury, N., Third, A. and Domingue, J. (2020) COVID-19 Antibody Test / Vaccination Certification There's an app for that, IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1, pp. 148-155, IEEE

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Ramachandran, M., Chowdhury, N., Third, A., Domingue, J., Quick, K. and Bachler, M. (2020) Towards Complete Decentralised Verification of Data with Confidentiality: Different ways to connect Solid Pods and Blockchain, A Decentralised Web Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan

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