Cyber security economics

The student will be based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK.
Duration
3 years
Application deadline
Funding information

Funding will provide an annual tax-free stipend of approximately £16,000 and coverage of the home/EU tuition fees. 

About

This project centres on designing and developing an Economics-of-Security-as-a-Service (EoSaaS) decision support framework, with an interactive, adaptive cyber security risk management tool deriving optimal strategies for organisations regarding cyber security investments and cyber insurance.

Eligibility criteria

Entry requirements

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science (UK equivalent of 2:1 classification or above)
  • Keen Interest in research topics of the respective projects
  • Programming experience (any language)
  • Analytical and formal skills: knowledge of foundations of computer science (e.g., discrete mathematics and/or calculus) and of relevant mathematical background.
  • Ability to think independently and self-learning capabilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in plain English and scientific language for publication in relevant journals and presentation at conferences.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree (UK equivalent of Merit classification or above)
  • Proficiency in C++, Python and/or Java, Haskell, Ocaml
  • Flexible, able to work collaboratively 
  • A strong team player with good interpersonal skills able to build and sustain effective working relationships with the research group
  • Self-motivated researcher, with a hands-on approach, willing to develop their technical and analytical skills and contribute to the overall aims of the research project in innovative ways
  • Proven organisational skills for self and others

How to apply

Formal applications can be made through our PhD Computer Science course page.

The process requires the submission of:

  • Your CV (preferably no longer than 2 pages)
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts from all university-level courses taken/
  • References - please provide names of 2 referees, ideally uploading 2 references at the time of application also.

In addition to the above, as part of your application, you are also required to upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter, explaining your interests in computer science
  • Relevant research experience (including examples of previous project work).

PhD Computer Science

Contact details

Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 682251
E-mail: e.panaousis@surrey.ac.uk

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