Jianyu Niu received the B.Eng. and the M.A.Sc. degrees from the Department of Electronics and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada. His research interests focus on wireless communication and blockchain systems including consensus and incentive design.