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Next Generation Authentication Technologies

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI)

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About the Project

The Strategic Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) at Deakin University seeks to hire outstanding PhD candidates to work on innovative projects in the broad area of Next Generation Authentication Technologies.

As critical infrastructures move rapidly towards digital transformation and massive interconnectivity, the securing of these infrastructures of national significance requires robust, efficient and cost-effective means for secure authentication of both devices and users. This research program will develop the next generation of authentication technologies needed to secure infrastructures of national significance across a range of industry and application domains such as banking & finance, telecommunications, energy, supply chain & logistics, defence and government. The research outcomes will advance the state of the art in authentication technologies by developing new paradigms, technologies and deployment models that are both secure and scalable.

The PhD position will be based at Deakin University and will be part of the national Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC).

Successful candidates should have the ability to:
- Conduct world-class research and write a doctoral dissertation in cyber security
- Engage with industry to develop a path to implementation for research outcomes
- Disseminate results through scientific publications and presentations

The offer
- The University offers a 3-year PhD scholarship of AU$37000 per annum. Top-up scholarships for an amount of $13K per annum will be available for exceptional applicants.
- You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of a large multi-disciplinary research centre for cyber security research and innovation.

Student Eligibility
- A First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Master degree (with research component) in computer science or mathematics
- A proven interest in computer security and/or related topics
- Excellent written and oral English skills
- Commitment, team worker, self-motivated and a critical mind
- Strong academic performance and programming skills

Applications should be written in English and include the following documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, list of
publications (if any))
2. A short description of your Master work or Honours thesis (max 1 page)
3. Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken
4. Contact information for 3 referees

For further inquiries please contact:
Prof Robin Doss ([Email Address Removed])
Research Director
Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation (CSRI)

Funding Notes

The positions are funded through the national Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). European candidates must be from NATO countries. The positions are also open to 'Five Eyes' citizens from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

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