Current project

Applications now open for VIP 2022 via a wait-list!


Academics will be in touch throughout the year to arrange an interview 

VIP Snapshot

The cyber-world can be a dark and dangerous place, full of silent yet raging malware, exfiltration, DDoS and botnet battles. Join this exciting project and learn how to ‘use the force’ against real-world cyber-attacks.


VIP ChallENG research goals

Throughout this project we will:

•    Explore the anatomy of various kinds of cyber-attacks
•    Collect data on attack patterns
•    Analyse the data to identify key attributes
•    Develop machines that are trained on these attributes
•    Use these machines to detect multiple types of cyber-attacks
•    Develop methods to deflect or blocks such attacks. 

You’ll gain cutting-edge skills in telecommunications, data analysis, machine learning, forensics, user interfaces and human psychology.

Research, design or technical ChallENG

•    Understanding the anatomy and principles of cyber-attacks
•    Developing models of network traffic behaviour
•    Extracting network traffic attributes at high rates
•    Data-driven machine learning model development for traffic anomaly detection
•    Techniques to redirect or block cyber-attacks
•    Visualisation and inferencing of traffic patterns

Desired background

All degrees are welcome however, students specialising in the below areas are encouraged to apply.

Desired Research Areas Desired Skills
  • Computer Networks
  • Communication Protocols
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • User Interface Design