A PhD Student of the Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) undertakes a research placement at the prestigious University of Notre Dame (UND) in Indiana, USA.
Continuing his PhD research into transparency and accountability in data systems, Iain will utilise the expertise of UND researchers on blockchain solutions. His research will look at the data supply chain, in particular exploring how decentralised identifiers and verifiable credentials can be used to provide assurance on entities contributing to AI systems.
The visit follows on from the guest lecture delivered by Professor Alun Preece at the UND last year and arose through Iain’s PhD Supervisor Professor Ian Taylor, who holds a research professorship at the UND alongside his position at Cardiff University.
If you would like to find out more about Iain’s work on tracking data usage, read his paper “Towards Traceability in Data Ecosystems using a Bill of Materials Model”.