Distributed Agreement Protocol

Engineering, IT, Mathematics and Statistics

PLEASE NOTE

  • This internship is able to cover project costs for domestic students only.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Consunet Pty Ltd delivers Information Technology consulting, software engineering and related services to the Australian Defence industry, Government organisations and commercial enterprise customers.

Assignment of communications resources is undertaken typically through Communications protocols. Assignment of distributed resources is often abstracted as a Byzantine agreement protocol and draws its roots from distributed computing systems. Agreement protocols allow distributed users to vie for a finite shared resource and achieve a level of guarantee of the resource. The analysis of the protocols draws on a diverse range of fields.

RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED

The project to be undertaken is to identify and develop protocols that support the opportunistic availability of resources. To reduce the complexity of the problem domain and to be computationally feasible there will be a need for a hierarchy of protocols. The nesting of these protocols will need to be in a way that they are cooperative and support distributed assignment of resources. This project would have the successful applicant working with an extant Consunet Research Team supporting an exciting Autonomous Systems R&D project.

This supporting project would be to:

  1. characterise the problem,
  2. identify suitable analysis tools and techniques,
  3. identify and evaluate baseline extant protocols,
  4. undertake a critical analysis of baseline protocols,
  5. propose novel protocol designs, and
  6. create and analyse novel protocols.

SKILLS WISH LIST

  • Agent systems
  • Computer science
  • Game Theory
  • Distributed computing protocol and mechanism design

RESEARCH OUTCOMES

To be negotiated with the successful candidate and supervisor.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

LOCATION:
Adelaide, SA
DURATION:
6 months
CLOSING DATE:
07/10/2020
ELIGIBILITY:
Domestic students only
REF NO:
APR - 1568

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