Rhys Bowden is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. Rhys received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 2015 with a thesis titled "Link Loss Tomography and Topology Synthesis". Since then he has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne in the School of Engineering and now School of Mathematics. His research interests include stochastic modelling and applied probability, with applications including Bitcoin, other blockchains, Internet topology modelling, and computer network tomography.
Computer network tomography
Internet topology modelling
Non-homogeneous Poisson processes
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Hons) from the University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) (Hons) from the University of Adelaide
Interest and investment inthe cryptocurrency Bitcoin has skyrocketed in the last few years, pushing up its market value from just $0.39 in 2010 to around $12,000 at the end of 2017. But its increasing value and popularity has also been met with a surge in problems, particularly in processing transactions and verifying accounts.