The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm envisions the pervasive interconnection and cooperation of smart things over the current and future Internet infrastructure. IoT delivers new value by connecting People, Process and Data, changes our life style, brings great opportunities and spawns new businesses and make buildings, cities and transport smarter. However, great opportunities also bring large risks that the IoT enabled systems could be threaten with various cyber-attacks, crimes and terrorism, as the IoT enabled systems produce a large cyber space. Smart things allow for ubiquitous data collection or tracking. This will raise privacy issues, which will block the success of IoT systems. Therefore, privacy in IoT systems is one of important issues in IoT Security. Now all enterprises or organisations need to consider data protection and privacy in response to GDPR.
This PhD research programme will focus on the privacy of IoT System, and design and develop a framework to help users to create privacy for their IoT system, under the GDPR, in respects of: (1) Security surface of information leaking based on the architecture of IoT systems; (2) Privacy in data collection; (3) Control of user information sharing; (4) Development of privacy protocols for user interaction with IoT systems; (5) A case study
Application deadline: Ongoing Award type(s): PhD Duration of award: 3 years Eligibility: UK, EU, Rest of World Funding: Self-funded Supervisor: Dr Hongmei (Mary) He Centre: Manufacturing Informatics Centre
Entry requirements A minimum of a 2:1 first degree and better an MSc degree in a relevant discipline/subject area A minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 6.5) for overseas students whose education language was not English. Have excellent analytical, reporting and communication skills Be self-motivated, independent and team player Be genuine enthusiasm for the subject and technology Have the willing to publish research findings in international peer-reviewed journals