PhD scholarship: Cyber attacks and defence in AI based intrusion detection system


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 10 March 2020
Closing date 24 March 2020


This scholarship will be given to a PhD student who will do a research on cyber-attacks on artificial intelligence (focusing on machine learning/deep learning) in cybersecurity areas and defence techniques against them. A candidate should have a strong background in cybersecurity and machine/deep learning techniques.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Associate Professor Dan Kim (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS
  • A short statement about background on machine learning, deep learning and cybersecurity

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Graduate School's website.

Selection criteria

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong background in computer science, IT or other closed related areas
  • Strong background in cybersecurity and machine/deep learning techniques

Publication(s) in refereed venues (conferences, journals) to the above topics are plus.

Applications are closed.


Associate Professor Dan Kim
+61 7 3365 4534
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.