Chinmay Dabke is studying Computer Science (BSc) at Royal Holloway. He has a deep interest in various areas of Computer Science and has published Android apps, developed websites and worked on projects to do with Augmented Reality and Robotics. Chinmay is working with the ISG-SCC on a Blockchain project as a summer Intern. The aim of this project is to develop an anonymous ticketing system based on Blockchain technology. This project is supervised by Prof. Kostas Markantonakis and Dr. Raja Naeem Akram. His research interests include blockchain and semi-autonomous vehicular systems. Alongside this project, he has taken up an internship at Gartner and previously at PwC. In his spare time, Chinmay enjoys playing classical and flamenco guitar. He is enthusiastic about badminton and plays for the Royal Holloway Badminton Team.
Project: Anonymous Ticketing using Blockchain. Anonymous ticketing, whether deployed in a high throughput and low latency environments like transport networks is an enormous challenge. As per requirements of such a system, for example, TfL requires the ticket processing within 300-500 milliseconds, any anonymous ticketing solution has to be efficient and does not need an internet connection (in most cases. In this project, we explore the potential of deploying an efficient ticketing framework that utilises blockchain (smart-contracts) technology to provide anonymity but within the strict requirements of the transport systems. To research methods of implementing an anonymous ticketing system using blockchain technology:
- Evaluating the found methods and selecting the best option
- Designing a solution based on the method and implementing the solution by creating a software system/application that is usable and sustainable
- The designed solution should be efficient, reliable and secure