Monday, 28 June 2021

MTU Lecturer Published a Textbook on ‘Blockchain and Communication Systems: From Concepts to Implementation’


Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani, an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Munster Technological University (MTU), has published a textbook on ‘Blockchain and Communication Systems: From Concepts to Implementation’, with Springer-Nature, Switzerland in 2021. This book is an outcome of the module “Distributed Ledger Technology” that he has been teaching in the MSc programmes in MTU.


Mubashir is an internationally recognized computer science researcher. His Impact Factor is 597, H-Index = 38, i-10 index = 84, Citations = 6174. He has published 8 books, 100 peer-reviewed articles, 14 conference papers, and 17 book chapters. He received several best paper awards. He is the recipient of Highly Cited Researcher™ 2020 by Clarivate, USA. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field, or fields, through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the TOP 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. He is the ONE and ONLY researcher from Ireland in Computer Science who made his name in this list in 2020.


This book bridges the divide between telecommunication networks and blockchain systems, while focusing on the applicability of blockchain in various scenarios. It also provides readers with the tools needed to employ distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and implement it using open source programming. More precisely, this book provides extensive insights on blockchain systems, starting from a historical perspective and moving towards building foundational knowledge, with focus on communication networks. It covers blockchain applications, algorithms, architectures, design and implementation, and security and privacy issues, providing the reader with a comprehensive overview. Further, it discusses blockchain systems and its integration to communication networks. The book includes hands-on, practical tutorials, self-assessment exercises, and review questions; tips and sample programs are also provided throughout.


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