PhD Opportunities

I am constantly looking for strong candidates with background in computer science, information security or electronic/computer engineering (knowledge of cryptography is desirable, but not essential) to join our team of PhD students. I am particularly interested in supervising high calibre PhD students to work on the following areas:

  • – Fault Attacks for Virtual Machines in Embedded Platforms
  • – Mobile Devices and Platform security
  • – E-Voting
  • – Societal Health, Inclusion and Security
  • – Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • – Processor and Micro-controller Security
  • – Embedded Device Security
  • – Security and Privacy Issues in Crowd based Cloud Computing
  • – Security and Trust for Swarm Intelligence Architectures
  • – Gait Based Authentication for Mobile Devices
  • – Financial Systems and Payment Cards
  • – Cyber Physical Systems for Security Critical Services

PhD Research Proposals

Please click here to view a list of PhD research proposals.


Funding for PhD students is available through the Royal Holloway Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security and for more information please follow this link The ideal candidate should have good practical skills (such as experience in software development), communication and team working skills. A strong interest in information security problems that aim to bridge theory and practice in embedded systems, mobile devices, smart cards and RFIDs is desirable.

Additional funding maybe available through the SCC sponsors. If you have a 2.1 or 1st BSc degree and/or a MSc with distinction in computer science, information security or electronic/computer engineering and you are interested for one of the above research topics please do get in touch.

I have no funding for internship. However, I will be happy to discuss self-funded internship opportunities on specific and well defined research topics.