|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£15,009 tax free stipend per year|
|Placed On:||14th June 2019|
|Closes:||31st August 2019|
Supervisor: Prof Vladimiro Sassone
Co-supervisor: Dr Andrea Margheri
The aim of this PhD is to address the issues of safety and security co-design in the Design and Implementation and Verification phases of software development processes.
This research aims at making impact in the safety-critical community facilitating the inte-gration of secure development principles in commonly used software development processes. To this aim, the research will conceptualise a flexible, yet rigorous methodology for coherent tuning of safety and security practices. As such, it will build on modern Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) to prototype new co-design assisted development tools. This supportive control will build on modern real-time code review systems empowered by AI technology. Both the methodology and the tooling will be validated on real-world industrial case study where both safety and security are primary concerns.
Entry requirements: first or upper second-class degree or equivalent, Applicants must be UK nationals.
Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2019 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Duration: four years (full-time)
Funding: full tuition fees, for UK students, and a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per year
Assessment: Nine month and 18 month reports, viva voce and thesis examination
Start date: typically September
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