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  Game theory based secure transmission techniques for physical layer security

   School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Recently, physical layer based secrecy communication has received considerable attention due to its suitability for dynamic network configurations and distributed processing techniques. This novel technique implements security in physical layer by complementing the conventional cryptographic methods by exploiting channel state information of legitimate parties as well as eavesdroppers. On the other hand, game theoretic techniques have the potential to study the resource allocation and to make decisions in secure wireless communications. In this project, physical layer security problems will be formulated into different games, where the legitimate nodes and eavesdroppers will be the players of the game. We will investigate different formulation of the games, namely, stackelberg game, auction game, coalition game and so on. In addition, the equilibriums of the proposed games will be explored and the required conditions to achieve these equilibriums will be theoretically derived. On the other hand, iterative algorithms will be developed based on these theoretical results to attain the derived equilibriums in practical scenarios. Furthermore, these developed algorithms will be extended for distributed implementation, which will reduce the computational complexity of the secrecy networks.

Entry requirements:

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology website View Website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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