[PET] PhD Studentships in Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems at the University College Cork in Ireland

Jonathan Petit j.petit at cs.ucc.ie
Wed Apr 15 12:59:02 BST 2015

PhD Studentships in Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems at the University College Cork in Ireland


Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2015, positions will remain open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed at as soon as they are received.

Project: Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical Systems

The Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL) and the Computer Security Group in the Department of
Computer Science at UCC are internationally recognised research
groups focused on innovative networking and security research.
Subject to approval from funding agency, the research project will investigate
security and privacy issues in Cyber-Physical Systems. A team of 5 researchers will
work on the project, including 3 Ph.D. students.

Applications are invited for fixed-term studentships (annual value of
€18K, plus fees) from suitably qualified candidates who wish to
undertake a PhD within the Department of Computer Science. Applicants
should have a Masters degree in computer science or a closely related
discipline, although applications from truly exceptional students with
a honours bachelor's degree will be considered. Ideally, applicants will have
some project experience in the areas of network security (intelligent transportation
systems or industrial control systems would be a plus), privacy, or more generally
computer security. Applicants must have very good mathematical ability and
an interest in systems programming and experimental computer science.
Applicants must demonstrate good inter-personal skills, and a high standard of spoken
and written English. The positions are open to applicants of any
nationality. Non-EU applicants should visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/noneu-pg/english/
for UCC English Language Requirements.

How to apply:
Applications by email to Mary Noonan m.noonan at cs.ucc.ie and must
include "PhD Studentship CyPS” in the subject line. Applications must
include, in PDF format only:

1. 300 word personal statement explaining your interest in the project
and computer security&privacy research;
2. full CV;
3. copy of transcript(s) showing names of all courses taken and grades achieved;
4. summaries of projects (BSc/MSC), internships and relevant work
experience completed.
5. names and contact information of at least one reference.

For further information about the position, please send email to Jonathan Petit <j.petit at cs.ucc.ie>
with “[PhD position CyPS]” in the subject line.

For more information on Computer Security Group, MISL and the Department of Computer Science,
please see the links below.

Dr. Jonathan Petit
Research Fellow
Computer Security Group
University College Cork, Ireland
j.petit at cs.ucc.ie
+353 (0)21 420 5926

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