MPhil/PhD Scholarship – Safe guarding Autonomous Vehicles from Cyber Attacks


Description: This is a fully funded PhD for three years. The research is concerned with smart and adaptive security systems that are capable of detecting threats that fall across the cyber physical domain and responding to those threats in real time. As cyber threats evolve rapidly, the dynamic capability and adaptive security developed during this project will enable an autonomous vehicle to respond to threats in real time. Diagnostics using AI algorithms and data mining techniques will be developed and used to verify positional and control data authenticity so that the severity of the threat can be determined. If the systems are compromised, appropriate action will be taken to initiate a response to the threat. This project will also require that the candidate should have the skill set to be able to assemble kit and components throughout the project.

The successful candidate will receive a £13,726 bursary (years 2 and 3 linked to RCUK Doctoral Stipend rate) plus a contribution towards tuition fees of up to the equivalent of the Home fee (currently £3900 pa), subject to performance.

Due to funding, applicants must hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

For further information please contact the supervisor: Dr Richard Anthony , 0208 331 8482.

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to the apply button below

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The application form should be completed and returned to: and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF or Word format.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 17th October 2013

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