Dr Nima Afraz, CONNECT researcher at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Irish Research Council (IRC).
Nima will carry out research on “Blockchain-Based solutions for 5G-and-Beyond Network Sharing” with Dr Marco Ruffini in Trinity College Dublin.
Nima successfully defended his PhD thesis, ‘Techno-economics of Optical Access Network Sharing‘, earlier this year.
The IRC fellowships. announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, aim to ‘support a pipeline of research talent which will be at the forefront of addressing the many challenges and opportunities we face.’
They are part of a €21 million investment in early career researchers across all academic disciplines.
CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.