Centre for Doctoral Training: Trust, identity, privacy and security in large-scale infrastructures

PhD Studentship

Centre for Doctoral Training: Trust, identity, privacy and security in large-scale infrastructures

PhD Studentship

The Universities of Bristol and Bath have launched a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity. With the number of connected devices due to outnumber humans by 5:1 in the next few years, the ‘Trust-Identity-Privacy-Security in large scale infrastructures’ (TIPS-at-scale) CDT will train the next generation of leaders to tackle the TIPS challenges faced by large scale, hyperconnected infrastructures.

Doctoral students within the CDT will gain interdisciplinary research training and skills to help tackle these challenges at scale - developing both the technical skills needed while simultaneously studying how to understand the challenges as being fundamentally human and social too.

The CDT provides funding for a four-year programme of study, including enhanced stipend (£18K per year) and £2500 per year training / travel. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on realistic large-scale infrastructures especially the state-of-the-art critical infrastructure and Internet of Things testbed - one of the few facilities of its kind internationally - at Bristol. At the same time, they will take part in innovation challenges with entrepreneurs in residence at the Bath Innovation Centre and Bristol’s Engine Shed - both part of SetSquared, the world’s number one university-business incubator. There are also extensive opportunities for placements/internships in industry and major international research centres.

We are seeking to recruit students from both technical and non-technical subjects who have (at least) a good 2.1. A willingness to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries (e.g. computer science, psychology, criminology, mathematics) to address real world problems is key.

Candidate requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in Computer Science or a related subject.

Funding

Competitive scholarship covers full UK PhD tuition fees and a tax-free stipend (£18K per year) and £2500 per year training / travel.

Contacts

Visit the CDT webpage.

General enquiries, please email sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk.

Application deadline

08/04/2019

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Thomas Pasquier
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

My research interests include Digital Provenance, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Data Protection and Privacy, Internet of Things and Intrusion Detection.