PhD Scholarship in Information Security, University College London, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship from students interested in pursuing a PhD in Computer Science on a topic in Information Security. The PhD work can be on cryptography, network security or critical infrastructures etc.
We are seeking a talented graduate with at least an upper second class honours degree (first class honours preferred), or equivalent, in computer science, information security or similar. Students with a strong background in mathematics (in particular algebra, combinatorics, discrete mathematics and number theory) and/or algorithms are encouraged to apply.

University College London (UCL) is a leading UK research university. It is regularly ranked in the top five universities in the UK. The Department of Computer Science at UCL is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the UK, and UCL’s Adastral Park Postgraduate Campus has been established by UCL as an independent research and postgraduate teaching institute at Adastral Park, Ipswich.

The studentship is for three years and covers payment of tuition fees at either the UK/EU or overseas rate plus an annual stipend of £14,622.

In order to be considered for the above studentship, please complete an application form from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application-admission where guidelines can also be found.

Candidates should indicate on the application form under ‘UCL Department’ - Adastral Park, and ‘Programme of Study’ - the name of the supervisor, Professor Y Desmedt.

Two complete sets of the application should be sent, one to UCL Registry in London (as indicated on the website) and the other to:
Mrs C Churcher, UCL Adastral Park Postgraduate Campus, Ross Building PP3, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3RE, UK, or to c.churcher[ at ]adastral.ucl.ac.uk (to whom informal enquiries may also be directed, telephone 01473-663723).

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 1st May 2008.