China Scholarship Council (CSC)

PhD Studentship

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

PhD Studentship

The project: The University of Bristol has competitive PhD positions available through the China Scholarship Council. I am looking for (a) motivated candidate(s) willing to work at the intersection of Machine Learning, System Auditing and Security. The candidate will join the Bristol Cyber Security Group in Bristol. Interested candidates should contact Thomas Pasquier (; as soon as possible.

The group: The successful candidate will join the University of Bristol Cyber Security Group (UBCSG). UBCSG is recognised jointly by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and hosts a Centres for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and growing research and student community. They will have opportunities to work and collaborate with international partners in academia and industry.

How to apply

Prior to application if you are interested, please email ( with your CV, academic transcripts and a short description of the project you want to work on.

Further details about the CSC can be found online.

Candidate requirements

First class in Computer Science or a related subject.

Basic skills and knowledge in at least one of Systems, Security, Graph Analysis, ML


All CSC - Bristol PhD scholarships are available for admission in September 2020 for up to 48 months of research at the University of Bristol.

The University of Bristol provides full tuition fees for each PhD programme.

The China Scholarship Council provides:

  • a stipend (as specified by the Chinese Government)

  • a return international airfare between China and the UK

  • funding to cover passport and visa fees.


Informal enquiries, please email Dr Thomas Pasquier,

General enquiries, please email

Application deadline


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.