Investigation of Techniques for the Direct Generation of Encryption Keys from Electronic Circuits (ICmetrics)

A studentship funded at the home/EU fee rate is now available to investigate appropriate integrated encryption and digital signature facilities to protect data from unauthorised access, forgery and tampering. Project objectives are to evaluate available feature sets for a range of ICmetric measurements and determine those suitable for application in the direct encryption technology and further to develop a set of prototype tools for demonstrating the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The project will involve extensive collaboration with NASA JPL in California where it is envisaged the student will embark on an extended exchange visit during the first six months of the project.
We are looking for an excellent student with a strong first degree or masters degree in computer science, mathematics, electronic engineering or related areas relevant to the PhD topic.
Further details of the project are on the School’s postgraduate research project page and details of how to apply are available here.
The closing date for applications is 25th June 2012.