UQ PhD international awards in Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security

  • PHD
  • $28,092 p.a.
  • 28 September 2020

The project aims to investigate cyber automation for critical infrastructure which utilize industry control systems. There are 2 main project directions: (1) to build a distributed data collection infrastructure for IT and OT networks to achieve automated early warning detection and (2) to develop a swift and effective detection method which prevent malicious behaviour in the network for cyber-security of Industrial IoT devices and ICS. There are 2 PhD scholarships available.

The research project will be conducted in the UQ Industry 4.0 Energy TestLab. The available facilities include Rockwell and Schneider programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMI), rugged switches, and firewalls. The lab will also feature critical infrastructure scenarios from sectors including but not limited to food and beverage manufacturing, water utilities and city councils.

A working knowledge of C programming language, computer networking, and industrial control systems. would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

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You must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

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$28,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually.


To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Professor Ryan Ko (ryan.ko@uq.edu.au)

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS
  • Research proposal

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Future Student's website.

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