Identity management systems (such as OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect) have been widely adopted by a range of Relying Parties and Identity Providers, there are already more than a billion OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0-based user accounts, provided by a range of providers including Microsoft, PayPal, Facebook, Google. Given the large scale use of these identity management systems, it is vitally important to understand how secure deployments of these systems really are.
The students will work on identifying the security and privacy of these identity management systems, and designing secure and privacy-preserving identity management systems.
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Mathematics or related fields. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one of the above will be an advantage.
Formal applications can be completed online: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/pgap/login.php
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computing Science
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘Self-funded’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form
When applying please ensure all required documents are attached:
• All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary)
• Detailed CV, Personal Statement and Intended source of funding
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr W Li ([Email Address Removed]), with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ([Email Address Removed])