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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)


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