Bingle Kruger, a PhD student in Computer Science from UCT, is spending six months at the University of Zürich (UZH) Blockchain Center on an exchange.
Bingle's relationship with the UZH Blockchain Center dates to July 2020, when he attended the ﬁrst edition of the Deep Dive into Blockchain summer school. The summer school was presented online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the ﬁrst half of 2022, Bingle was part of a group of UCT students that visited Zürich and Zug in Switzerland on a study tour. During the bilateral workshop between the UZH Blockchain Center and UCT, Bingle expressed an interest in an exchange at the UZH Blockchain Center.
Bingle's current PhD research focuses on malware detection and classiﬁcation in networks. Bingle also attends two courses at UZH: Deep Learning for PhD Students and the PhD Seminar on Blockchain Research. In addition, Bingle is auditing two courses offered in previous semesters. Bingle also has the opportunity to attend postgraduate presentations at the UZH Blockchain Center.
There are also weekly meetings where team members present their research. He will also have the opportunity to present his research to receive invaluable feedback and suggestions from his peers at the UZH Blockchain Center. Bingle also plans to be a teaching assistant at the fourth iteration of the Deep Dive into Blockchain in July 2023 at UZH.
"I am very excited to be part of the UZH Blockchain Center in Zürich. The presentations by other PhD students and Post Doc researchers are on the cutting edge of Blockchain research. I am excited to collaborate with some of the best minds pushing the frontiers of blockchain-based research," said Bingle. "I believe the exchange will broaden my perspective and help me to solve challenging real-world problems."
UZH is currently ranked Europe's number one university for blockchain for the second year and third Worldwide (according to CoinDesk's Best Universities for Blockchain 2022).