Decentralised Systems Engineering Lab

Laboratory

Decentralised Systems Engineering Lab

The lab central focus is to foster cross-unit, cross-subject, international collaboration, which is align with one of the core strategic goals for NTNU: Interdisciplinary research and Research within and across disciplines. Security, privacy, decentralization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and big data analytics and combination and interaction of those various technologies. 

Research activity

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Our infrastructure includes:

  • Blockchain/cryptocurrency cloud server used for anonymity research in cryptocurrencies (deployed IIK Skyhigh) 
  • Cyber security training and competition lab (deployed on IIK Skyhigh) 
  • Secure code warrior (Purchased software game for teaching software security) 
  • XR headset (Hololens 2 and Google glasses) 
  • Drones  
  • 5G modem and phones (modified for measuring communication metrics) 
  • Wearables (E4 wristband) 

Research projects

Research projects

Ongoing projects:

  • Paas4Chain (NRC): Blockchain and decentralised technoolgies in supply chain 
  • EA grant: Romanian Police Law Enforcement decentralisation training (crypto currencies, tor/i2p) 
  • Norwegian police funding: research on crypto currency privacy properties with Norwegian and international law enforcement  
  • Privacy Preserving Edge Intelligence for Internet of Things Data Streams, Academy of Finland Postdoc fellow, PI. (Sep. 2019 - Aug. 2022) 
  • Context-aware and Veracious Big Data Analytics for Industrial IoT (ABIDI), CHIST-ERA, FET programme of EU, Academy of Finland, (Co-PI, with Röning).  
  • 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality (5GEAR), Academy of Finland ICT 2013 Beyond 5G program, (Co-PI, with Hui and Ylianttila). 
  • A Universal Plug-n-Play Framework for IoT, ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Pgm (PI) 
  • Large Scale Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Performance Analysis & Performance Improvement, funded by STDFM, Headed by Macau Univ. of Sci. & Tech. (MUST) (Co-PI, with Hong-Ning Dai from MUST) 

Strategic partners & collaborators

Strategic partners & collaborators

We have a strategic collaboration with the following international partners and universities: 

DIF – Digital Identity Foundation, University of Helsinki, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, TU Munich, TU Delft, University of Oulu, Tsinghua University, China Fudan University, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, ICL, TU Wien,  Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Washington, University of St. Andrews, Trinity Colleague Dublin, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Nanjing University, China, Macau Univ. of Science and Technology, Macau 

Topics for Bsc and Msc

Topics for Bsc and Msc

We offer the following topics for thesis:

  • Enabling technologies with blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Decentralisation and peer-to-peer technology
  • Energy efficient consensus mechanisms
  • Security and privacy in systems engineering, with a focus on decentralized systems
  • Cryptocurrencies anonymity, privacy, and cryptocurrency analytics/forensics
  • Federated and privacy-preserving Machine Learning, multi-party computing
  • Self-sovereign identity and decentralized identity systems
  • Decentralised finance (DeFI)
  • Payment networks (Lightning Network)
  • Mobile blockchain systems

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