PhD and Post-Doc Positions on Privacy Technologies at UCL


I have funding for 2-3 PhD studentships and 1 post-doctoral positions (24 months) in my group at UCL Computer Science to work on research problems at the intersection of privacy and machine learning.

For an overview of my work in this area, please visit


These positions are funded by a mix of industry grants, thanks to the generous support of Amazon (, Cisco, Microsoft Research (, and the UK Government.


Moreover, we have recently been awarded funding for a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Cybersecurity ( so *additional* positions will be funded through the centre.

Other researchers working on security and privacy at UCL include: Nicolas Courtois, George Danezis, Sarah Meiklejohn, Steven Murdoch, Angela Sasse, plus a couple more faculty that we are in the process of recruiting. The Centre will have a strongly interdisciplinary focus, and will involve colleagues in the Crime Science (e.g., Shane Johnson) and Public Policy (e.g., Madeline Carr).


The PhD students will start in September/October 2019. Alas, some of the funding is limited to people who have lived in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the PhD.

The post-doctoral research should start in the summer and have already completed their PhD or about to.


For both the PhD and the post-doc positions, please send an email to if you are interested.
For the PhD positions, you will also have to apply through (even though the next deadline is April 17th, please apply ASAP).


Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro
Associate Professor in Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Head of Information Security
Computer Science Department
University College London