ARC Discovery Project Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 16 Jun 2023

At a glance
  • The scholarship is jointly funded by Australia Research Council (ARC), ECU School of Science, and ECU Security Research Institute (SRI).
  • The open and broadcast nature of the wireless medium presents significant technical challenges for achieving security and privacy in wireless networks. This project aims to develop fundamental communication theories and practical solutions to guarantee wireless communication security and privacy in future networks (e.g., 6G networks).
  • The research topics include but not limited to intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)-enabled secure/covert communications, IRS-aided key generation, security and covertness in integrated sensing and communications, drone detection and countermeasure based on RF signals, and fundamental theories for covert communications/sensing.

Eligibility guidelines

The successful applicant must:

Selection criteria

Highly motivated PhD candidate who has:

  • a bachelor’s degree with honours or master’s degree in a relevant field or industry equivalent;
  • demonstrated strong background in a related discipline;
  • excellent research, analytical and writing skills; and
  • perseverance, independent and deadline-driven abilities, with a comprehensive oversight capability.

Terms and conditions
  • Scholarships will be awarded to candidates for 3 years and can be potentially extended by another half year.
  • The successful student should be available to commence onshore on-campus by 06 October 2023.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, please provide the following documentation to Dr Shihao Yan at with the email subject of [PhD Scholarship Application]

  • A copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of your published research;
  • A 2-page research proposal with references;
  • A copy of your academic transcripts; and
  • Any relevant supporting documents of prior research.

For more information

Questions about this scholarship can be directed to Dr Shihao Yan

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