The Next generation of usable, secure and Privacy Preserving Networked Systems

The Next generation of usable, secure and Privacy Preserving Networked Systems

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Project Name

The Next generation of usable, secure and Privacy Preserving Networked Systems

Project Description

Today, a large number of data breaches and cyber security incidents happen as a consequence of limited considerations of the diversity of behaviour and interaction patterns of the end users with the networked systems. Designing cyber-security solutions that incorporate potential security vulnerabilities due to human factors and usability issues becomes critical in deploying resilient and provably reliable cyber systems. This project aims to take both a qualitative and quantitative approach to design and build usable privacy and security features. This includes modelling and understanding user behaviour in response to security enabling systems and user modelling with respect to cyber threats, personalised behaviour modification intervention and next generation authentication systems.

Other important information

Successful candidates are expected to have expertise and or prior experience in one or many of the following areas: Machine Learning, Web and Mobile systems Measurement, Data science, User Modelling, Human Factors, Skill Acquisition, Diagnosis, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Statistics.

Contact

Prof. Dali Kaafar
Dali.kaafar@mq.edu.au
+61294905635

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway MRes Year 2 followed by a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’.
    OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES MRES” Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).
    OR
  • Direct entry into a PhD: Tuition Fee Offset and “MQRES” full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually)

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application.

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