Example Possible PhD Projects
We present a list of possible PhD projects.
If you are interested in any of the following ideas then you should contact the relevant member of staff, then after determining a suitable supervisor you should officially apply.
For details of how to apply and other information see our main PhD admissions page.
Select a research area to prune the list below;
|Picture||Staff Member||Research Groups||Projects|
|Dr Elisabeth Oswald||
My primary interest is in applied cryptography and cryptanalysis. Most of my research focuses around aspects of side-channel attacks, in particular power analysis attacks, which are the most researched area in side-channel attacks today. I have worked with a number of students on Bsc, Msc, and PhD level during my time in Austria, and also here in Bristol. I am co-author of the currently only book about power analysis attacks, I have provided training on this subject for various organisations, and I have been involved in running the flagship conference in the field of cryptographic hardware and embedded systems (CHES) in the last two years.
I am interested in working with people whose ambition is to combine theory with practice, who take pleasure in trying out things in practice, and who like to contribute to a small team of experts.
|Dr Dan Page||I am interested mainly in practical aspects of cryptography; roughly speaking this covers implementation of cryptographic primitives (in hardware and/or software) and physical security (side-channel and fault attacks). My previous work has focussed on:
|Prof Nigel Smart||I am interested in the interplay between theoretical and practical cryptography.
Previous and current PhD projects include:
|Dr Martijn Stam|
|Dr Bogdan Warinschi||I am interested in foundations of security, mainly in proofs of cryptographic systems.
In particular I work on: