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Ph.D Student - Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) Scholarships
Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia
We are looking for a PhD student in the domain of Scalable Privacy-preserving Data Sharing. The PhD position is available in Charles Sturt University's Wagga Wagga campus, led by Prof. Zia. The potential candidate is expected to investigate and devise efficient functional encrytion that is compatible with privacy risk metrics according to different types of data. The research requires theoretical encryption scheme construction as well as experimental implementation with industry collaboration.

This PhD position will be supported by the CSCRC with excellent scholarship. The CSCRC aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals through working with some of the best cyber security researchers in Australia, and engagement with the CSCRC Industry & Government Participants. Further details of the CSCRC Government and Industry Participants may be found at: (Cyber Security Research Scholarships of up to AU$50,000 a year for outstanding PhD students; these scholarships are limited to Australian nationals or candidates from other 5-Eyes countries (US, UK, Canada, New Zealand); candidates from NATO countries will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful candidates must be eligible to obtain Australian Government Cyber Security Clearance (where appropriate).)

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must:
• Hold a Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, cryptography or related fields with strong grades;
• Show strong background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography;
• Demonstrate experience in C/C++ or Java.
Having prior publications in security and privacy is highly desirable.

Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
• Transcripts,
• Curriculum vitae,
• Statement of Purpose, and
• Academic IELTS Test Report (or equivlent qualification).
In addition, three reference letters are required by e-mail from referees.

Contact: Prof. Tanveer Zia (
Last updated: 2020-10-06 posted on 2020-10-01