|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||20th November 2023|
100% Home fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023-24 UKRI rate).
We are seeking candidates to develop hardware-assisted mechanisms for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Relevant directions include:
· Enhancing CPU designs, e.g. RISC-V, to support instruction-level encryption and authentication.
· Methods for file-based and full-disk encryption, and establishing trust in constrained devices.
· Building ‘encryption by default’ into general and real-time operating systems (RTOSs), e.g. Linux and Zephyr.
The candidate will develop prototypes combining theory and practice; strong low-level skills (Assembly, C/C++/Rust) are essential. Experience in FPGA development, microcontrollers, and system security would be advantageous.
A capacity to conduct independent theoretical/computational work is essential in addition to a strong background in Computer Science and/or Electronics Engineering. Ideally, this will be evidenced through relevant work, e.g. degree projects, industrial experience etc.
The successful candidate will join the Secure and Resilient Systems (SRS) group at Newcastle University. SRS's work has been recognised as an NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).
Number Of Awards: 1
Start Date: January 2024
Award Duration: 3.5 years
Application Closing Date: 20 November 2023
Sponsor: School of Computing
Supervisors: Dr Carlton Shepherd
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in Computer Science or related subject relevant for this project.
The studentship covers fees at home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria). International applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home and International fees.
Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection.
International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
How To Apply
To apply apply using the Apply to Newcastle Portal
Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
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