PhD Projects

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PhD Projects at ECIT

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UNDERTAKING A PHD IS A HIGHLY REWARDING EXPERIENCE

Here at ECIT you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate researchers in their field.

The School currently has over 130 PhD students from 40 countries worldwide, and therefore enjoys the many benefits that this brings to its research community. Many PhD studentships attract scholarships and top-up supplements.

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Our Research Programmes

Both the MPhil and PhD programmes provide the opportunity to acquire an extensive training in research techniques.

Develop and refine appropriate research skills and learn to carry out significant, high-quality, original research in your specified area. You can find out more about the features of our programmes on our Research Programmes page:

Our Research Programmes

PhD Opportunities for commencement in 2017

We are currently seeking applications for the commencement in 2017 of the following research projects: 

CSIT Research Cluster 

The following CSIT studentships are GCHQ-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding.

Proposed Project Title and Purpose

Supervisor

Advanced Network Forensics for SDNFV Environments

Professor Sakir Sezer

Multi-Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) Designs & Architectures

Professor Maire O'Neill 

All of the following CSIT PhD studentships may be eligible for DEL funding.

Two awards will be offered for CSIT PhD's valuing a total of £5K for each year over the four year period.
DEL Studentships are available to eligible UK and EU citizens. More information below.

Proposed Project Title and Purpose

Supervisor

Side Channel Attacks of Quantum Safe Cryptographic Algorithms

Professor Maire O'Neill

Network Security for the Industrial Internet of Thing (IIoT)

Dr. Kieran McLaughlin

Big Data Security Analytics for the Internet of Things

Dr. Paul Miller

Collaborative Network Threat Detection with Software Defined Networking & Network Functions Visualization

Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward

Combining Dependent Information by Evidential Network Reasoning for Situation Awareness of Cyber-Physical Systems

Dr. Paul Miller

Reverse Engineering of Binaries Using Deep Learning Neural Networks

Dr. Paul Miller

Deep Learning for Robust Foreground Detection

Dr. Paul Miller

Scalable Group Key Management for Source Authentication

Dr. Elizabeth O'Sullivan

Facial re-identification using deep learning on combined real-virtual environments

Dr. Jesus Martinez del Rincon

Intelligent Policy Conflict Resolution In Multi-Domain SDNFV

Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward

 

Academic Requirements for DEL studentships

The required minimum academic qualification for the DEL studentships is a 2:1 honours degree or a qualification considered equivalent by the University.   The qualifications must be obtained in Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.  Candidates must have official, final results of all qualifications to be used to meet the academic requirements before the start of the studentship.

Residence Requirements for DEL Awards

DEL Studentships are available to eligible UK and EU citizens. To qualify for the full DEL award (fees and maintenance) applicants must have been resident in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the European Union (for fees only studentships) throughout the period of 3 years immediately preceding the start of the studentship (or would have been so resident had you, your spouse or either parent not been employed temporarily outside the UK).

Facial re-identification using deep learning on combined real-virtual environments

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