Boeing top-up scholarship

About this scholarship

The University of South Australia has a PhD top-up scholarship available for students to conduct research in studying fast and reliable intrusion detection methods for unmanned aerial vehicles. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)-based civilian and military applications become prevalence. The security concerns. especially in context of networked UAVs, increase due to malicious attacks over open-air radio space. Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) ensure the safety of various UAV-based missions. In this project, we will study the state-of-the-art intrusion detection methods that deal with various attacks in networked UAV environments. We will evaluate the methods in various simulated environments and develop improved methods for real time and robust intrusion detections.

The top-up scholarship would be ideal for a student who has an interest in machine learning and communication.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Jiuyong Li from the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia. 


$14,151 per year for 3 years


The PhD top-up scholarship is open to Australian and NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia conducting research in study areas including Computer Science and communication technology. Candidate must in receipt of a full living stipend.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia.

How to apply and closing date

Applications open until filled.

In the first instance, submit your application to Following the initial endorsement by the relevant supervisor, you will be required to go through the UniSA online application process.

 Phone: (08) 83023898

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Professor Subhra Dey