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Thesis Defense

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science

Nafisa Jassani

will defend her thesis

Blockchain Application for Education


The job market is getting more competitive day by day. In this high-pressured environment, employees sometimes try to take shortcuts in order to get ahead. There are many cases in which an employee is fired after it is discovered that they are unable to perform their jobs due to lying on their resumes. To avoid this, companies perform background checks. They spend a lot of money and time in this process, causing inconvenience for both the recruiters and the applicants. This problem can be avoided if the details written on the profile of a graduating student applicant are independently recorded and corroborated by the educational institute and the employers themselves. This dissertation report explains and attempts to work out an application that aims to achieve this by recording the student’s qualifications on Blockchain. Additionally, this application can be used by students not only to record their skills but also to request for endorsements from verifiable sources. These endorsements may come from specific peers handpicked by the individual, they may also come from a selection of random peers, ensuring that the individual requesting the endorsement is not influencing them.

Date: Monday, March  26, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: PGH 550
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi

Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.