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Suggested PhD Projects

This page lists indicative research areas/topics for prospective PhD applicants to identify supervisors and research topics for their PhD project. Potential research students are encouraged and welcome to produce their own suggestions in cyber security that broadly meet the general interests of the Group’s Core Members. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD degree under the supervision of a Core Member of our Group but need any help, please feel free to contact Professor Shujun Li, the Group Head, for advice.

From time to time, we offer funded PhD scholarships. Such scholarships are normally funded via the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS), School of Computing, Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), the University of Kent or external funders. Since our Group is part of iCSS, information of all such PhD scholarships can be found on the dedicated page on the iCSS website, which will not be repeated on this page. Please note that some PhD scholarships for the 2024 September start have been open for applications.

Our Group’s Core Members can supervise PhD students under two different programmes:

Indicative research areas and topics of eligible PhD supervisors of iCSS can be found on the dedicated web page of the iCSS website, and are not repeated on this page.

Interdisciplinary PhD projects are encouraged so PhD applicants are welcome to consider defining interdisciplinary topics with an interface with subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Business, Law, and Arts. See the same dedicated page on the iCSS website for information about supervisors from other disciplines, whom can be secondary supervisors of PhD students pursuing a doctoral degree in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering.