Five PhD positions are available in 2020 and 2021 in total. Two positions for 2020 and three positions for 2021.They are at the University of Queensland looking for passionate PhD researchers who are interested in Cybersecurity
Students can choose the research topic from two perspectives: agriculture supply chain and automation. Within the automation research topic, four subtopics are provided. Detailed research topics are listed below:
Traceability and Provenance Across Agriculture Digital Supply Chains: To assure the quality of agricultural products during export situations, there is often a need for the verification, traceability, and provenance of the data and products. There are also open research opportunities in agricultural digital supply chains. In this project, the research will focus on provenance-centric approaches to (1) understanding and modeling agricultural supply chains and their business processes, and (2) innovate on ways to provide high-quality and high-integrity provenance for both data and products in the agricultural sectors across Australia.
Operational Technology Cyber Automation Utilizing Data Provenance and Automated Planning: With increased remote management of operational technology (OT), we are witnessing an increased number of attacks and threats to devices, communication protocols, and the data flows of critical infrastructure. While there is ongoing work in vulnerability research and the detection of these vulnerabilities, there are further research opportunities for the creation of automation tools to assist asset owners and engineers to detect, plan and to respond to the threats. Using data provenance approaches, this research will create OT cyber automation methods which will be agnostic to heterogeneous technology device and protocol and allow cyber response to scale to respond to the growth of OT cyber threats. In order to conduct the security analysis, technologies such as program analysis, formal analysis, quantitate analysis are utilized for analyzing the system/source code, network protocols, etc.
25 - 35, 36 - 60
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