Visual Analytics of Behavior on the Bitcoin Transaction Network
We are Hiring a PostDoc or Engineer
- Location: Gif Sur Yvette, France (30km south of Paris)
- Employer: Inria (the French National Research Institute for Computer Science)
- Category: Research and Development
- Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)
- Closing Date: until position is filled
- Advisor: Petra Isenberg
Our objective of the position is to develop visual analytics tools to support the analysis of the dynamics and behavior of digital (crypto)currencies with decentralized public ledgers. We focus on Bitcoin as the most successful digital currency of this type. Our work is important as digital currencies are beginning to have economic and political impact despite still being considered a paradoxical technological and sociological phenomenon. As a PostDoc or Engineer you will work with a team of experts in visual analytics, cryptography, and economy. Your goal is to create a first visual analytics framework and infrastructure for analyzing the Bitcoin public ledger data.
If you are interested in the position please contact Petra Isenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and a statement of interest in the project.
We are Hiring an Intern
The objective of the internship is to develop graph-based visual analytics tools to support the analysis of the dynamics and behavior of digital (crypto)currencies with decentralized public ledgers. Transactions in public ledgers can be understood as a disconnected graph involving senders and receivers who are connected by a transaction. In most decentralized currencies, however, senders and receivers have multiple identifiers in the network, so a visual analysis tools should be able to display clusters and within-cluster addresses and transactions.
Interested students should have followed a visual analytics or information visualization course in the past. They should be comfortable implementing web-based prototypes, conduct literature search, and write their Master’s thesis on the topic.
If you are interested in the position please contact Petra Isenberg (email@example.com)
Current State of the Project
Two Aviz Interns: Lois Saublet and Kofi Manful worked on a first tool to calculate and visualize metrics of the Bitcoin transaction network for their Master's theses. Their web-based tool is a first simple chart-based look into the transaction data but much more can be done to extend the system.