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PhD projects

- Homomorphic encryption and other privacy preserving technologies - Hardware acceleration of cryptographic primitives - Post-quantum cryptography - Advanced cryptographic techniques, such as attribute-based encryption or identity-based encryption


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Research Interests

Dr Ciara Rafferty is a Lecturer at the Centre for Secure information Technologies, where she leads research into advanced cryptography and data security.  She was a post-doc in the H2020 SAFEcrypto project on post-quantum or quantum-safe cryptography.  She is QUB lead on the  UK Quantum Communications Hub (Phase 2) and participates in a range of activities, including as a Co-I on the Innovate UK AQuASeC project led by Toshiba Europe Limited.  Her research interests include homomorphic encryption, post-quantum cryptography, privacy-preserving technologies and hardware acceleration and optimisation of cryptosystems.


Currently teaching on EEECS MSc and UG modules on the introduction of cyber security:

CSC2056 - Cyber Security Fundamentals (20CATS)

ELE8071 - Foundations of Cyber Security (10CATS)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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