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  Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems Safety and Security

   Department of Computer Science

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Industrial cyber-physical systems (iCPS) may suffer security risk from cyber space and safety risk from physical space. iCPS develop strategies based on safety and security (S&S) requirements to reduce risks from cyber and physical spaces. However, there may be unnoticeable contradictions between these requirements, which bring additional risks to iCPSs. This PhD project aims to investigate a methodology to systematically identify the contradictions in S&S requirements for iCPSs. The method is expected to unify the elicitation of S&S requirements and coordinates their representation, making it easier to identify contradictions. Autonomous vehicles might be used as a case study for the iCPS safety and security research.

First degree in Computer Science, Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics with 2:1 or above. MSc degree in the relevant subject areas is desired.

Enquiries for further details contact: Professor Shuang-Hua Yang  ()

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Funding Notes

There is no funding associated with the PhD study. However applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from any funding bodies.

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