PhD Studentships, Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, University of Ballarat, Australia

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PhD Studentships
Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)
Graduate School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The University of Ballarat is offering a unique opportunity for students undertaking PhD studies in the area of Internet Commerce Security to receive up to A$120k over three years. You will work on real problems and data related to current fraud activity faced by many financial organisations in the world of internet commerce security.

The University of Ballarat, Westpac Banking Corporation and IBM have jointly established the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) to carry out research into eSecurity and cybercrime.

Current research themes include profiling of phishing e-mails and websites, profiling of malware, fraud detection, identity theft and recovery, and forensic imaging techniques.

To be successful in your application, you must have:

You must be willing to:

  • Successfully complete a PhD in this research area
  • Be part of a motivated, dynamic and creative environment
  • Apply your knowledge to critical real world problems
  • Be ready for employment opportunities that will exist in this field

Scholarship: A$26,000 per annum (tax free). The Scholarship term is three years.

Laboratory: Applicants are also able to apply for additional optional funding of A$14,000 per annum (taxable) for Laboratory engagement.

Applicants are required to access the specific PhD application form from: PhD Application.doc

Applicants are requested to complete Sections A and B of the PhD Application Form and answer the Key Selection Criteria, and submit all documentation to the Research & Graduate Studies Office by 31 October 2009.

Please contact the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Graduate School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Dr Phil Smith p.smith[at], if you have any questions regarding these positions.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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