Joel Poncha Lemayian

portfolio   Doctorate candidate

Doctorate in Engineering (Applied research)
École de techonologie supérieure


1100 Notre-Dame St W,
Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K3

Short Bio

Poncha is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree at École de technologie supérieure (ETS) University in Montreal, where he is engaged in cutting-edge research aimed at exploring innovative solutions to accelerate the performance of blockchain technology through the utilization of hardware advancements.

He received his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Antalya Bilim University (ABU) in Antalya, Turkey in 2021. His academic background in this field was established with his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey in 2017. Throughout his academic journey, he gained hands-on experience through his work as a Research Assistant at both METU and ABU in IoT lab, Neuroscience lab, and WISLAB where he was involved in exploring innovations in wireless communications, security, and sensing.

With a strong passion for his research field, he have made numerous contributions to the industry by authoring several articles in journals, conference papers, and book chapters. In addition to academic and professional pursuits, he is also actively involved in various student organizations. He serves as the Director of Marketing for the IEEE student branch in Montreal and a member of the Congrès annuel des étudiantes et étudiants chercheurs de l'ÉTS (CAéc). In his free time, he enjoy participating in numerous sporting activities such as Basketball, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis.

Research Interests

  • Blockchain technology
  • Hardware design
  • Wireless communication
  • Physical layer security
  • Wireless security

Current project

  • Employing hardware acceleration in blockchain technology.
  • Development of a QRNG-based Cold wallet supporting multiple cryptocurrencies.