PhD Scholarship in Internet Privacy and Security Analytics at Macquarie University in Australia
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PhD Scholarship in Internet Privacy and Security Analytics at Macquarie University in Australia

Australia 30 Nov 2020




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Macquarie University is offering PhD Scholarships in Australia in Internet Privacy and Security Analytics. This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a PhD (3-year) program. The candidate will work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, to undertake independent scientific investigations and carry out associated tasks under the guidance of senior Researchers and Academics.

Program Description:-

The candidate will conduct high-quality research activities within the Optus Macquarie University Cyber-Security Hub, led by Prof. Dali Kaafar, to research on Cyber security and Privacy-Preserving Technologies including but not limited to:

  • Internet privacy and security analytics

    • To automatically detect and quantify privacy violations and security threats in the Web and Mobile Apps. 

    • The candidate will exploit active and passive measurements and design pipelines to automatically detect, quantify and highlight security and privacy threats. 

    • They will use big-data approaches, automatic crawling, and machine learning as the fundamental building blocks to identify malicious activities, security vulnerabilities and leaks of private personal information.

  • Machine learning security and privacy analysis

    • To quantify the information leakage of AI platforms, as well as the associated security risks under adversarial settings. 

    • The candidate will:-

      • Identify privacy and security risks in Machine Learning algorithms, focusing on sensitive real-world applications such as biometric recognition.

      • Propose novel defense approaches for trustworthy, private, and secure machine learning.


  • Degree Requirements:

    • Master of Research  - Domestic Students.

    • Master of Research - International Students.

    • Master of Philosophy.

    • Doctor of Philosophy.

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Cotutelle and Joint PhD).

  • Proof of English proficiency.

  • For more details, please click here.


  • The scholarship consists of the Tuition Fee Offset and a Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) 

  • Living Allowance/Stipend.

  • The stipend component of the scholarship is currently valued at AUD $28,092 per annum (2020 rate, tax exempt).

About Macquarie University:-

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from tradition and today its pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as it celebrates its place among the best and brightest minds. Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two percent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia. Its research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Its academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

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