Visible to the public Fully-funded PhD positions available at Royal Holloway, University of London - Computer Science and Information SecurityConflict Detection Enabled

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Applications are invited for the following PhD opportunities at Royal Holloway for AY 19/20:

- Two fully-funded PhD studentships in the Department of Computer Science. Apply by 29 April 2019. More information available at https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/computer-science/news/phd-scholarships-2019/

- Ten fully-funded PhD studentships in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security for the Everyday, in the Information Security Group (ISG). More information available at https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/information-security/studying-here/centre-for-doctoral-training-in-cyber...

Studentships are available in any topics within the research areas of Computer Science and ISG. Among these, we invite applications in the area of formal methods for safety-critical cyber-physical systems (CPSs) on topics including but not limited to:

- modelling, analysis and control of medical CPSs (e.g., artificial pancreas and cardiac devices);
- quantitative verification and synthesis of hybrid and probabilistic systems, including synthesis from data and specifications;
- (approximate) CPS verification via machine learning, and verification of machine learning-based components of CPSs;
- model-based analysis of medical device security; biometrics; secure control and state estimation.

If you are interested in any of the above topics, please contact Nicola Paoletti at nicola.paoletti@rhul.ac.uk for informal inquiries about the studentships and visit https://nicolapaoletti.com/ for more details about the research themes.


* About the Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway *

The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway is one of the UK's leading centres for research into Computer Science. In the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014), we ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of our research output. Research students enjoy a very lively research culture and are fully involved in the research activities of the Department.

The positions are based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

See our web site https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/computer-science for further information.


* About the EPSRC CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday at Royal Holloway *

The CDT was first established in 2013 and has as its main objective to develop cohorts of multidisciplinary researchers with a broad understanding of cyber security and a strong appreciation of the interplay between technical and social issues. Research in the CDT will address challenges concerning:
- the technologies deployed in digital systems that people use, sometimes inadvertently, every day;
- the everyday societal experience and practice of security.

The CDT is centred around Royal Holloway's Information Security Group and partners with departments throughout the institution. We offer a collegiate and inclusive environment, exemplified by our award-winning WISDOM group, which supports female cyber-security staff and students.

CDT researchers follow a four-year PhD programme. The first year consists of comprehensive multidisciplinary cyber security training. The remaining three years focus on research in an advanced topic in the field of cyber security, including, but are not restricted to:

- Embedded technology security
- Secure and trusted systems
- Cryptography and its applications
- Trust, rights and understanding of cyber security
- Methodological innovation in researching cyber security
- Difference and inequalities in cyber security

We welcome applications from candidates with undergraduate or masters qualifications in a wide range of technical and social disciplines of relevance to cyber security.