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Privacy of IoT enabled Systems

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  • Full or part time
    Dr H He
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

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

Funding Notes

Self Funded

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 156.70

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