The School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland is seeking applicants for two full-time, funded PhD research positions in the area of Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation. The 4 year PhD scholarship covers student registration fees, a tax-free stipend of €16,000 per annum, and provides funding for project equipment and conference travel.
The UCD School of Computer Science is Ireland’s leading computer science school in terms of teaching and research. It offers teaching programmes at BSc and Masters level that attract top students from Ireland and overseas.
The school is home to the UCD Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation, Europe's leading centre for research and education in cybersecurity, cybercrime investigation, and digital forensics.
The research projects will surround the area(s) of:
• Forensics of Cloud Services
• Digital Forensics as a Service (DFaaS) • Big Data Forensics • Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics
• Undergraduate Computer Science (or related) degree with a GPA >=3.68
(1:1) or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Digital Forensics (or related) with a GPA >=3.68 (1:1).
• Strong programming ability.
• Strong general computing knowledge.
• Excellent command of spoken and written English.
• Clear understanding of the commitment requirements for PhD research.
• Experience of Digital Forensics.
• Experience of Cloud Services.
• Experience of Python programming.
• Proven academic writing skills.
• Existing international, peer-reviewed journal/conference publication record.
If you feel that you meet the above criteria and would to apply for a funded PhD position, please send an email to Dr Mark Scanlon (
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The ideal start date for these positions would be January 2017. The deadline for expression of interest is Friday 11th November 2016 5pm GMT.
Bob Osgood (SSA FBI – Retired)
Director – Computer Forensics & Data Analytics
George Mason University
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