The project involves the following: Develop a policy based secure virtual machine model to specify and control access and information flow between virtual machines within a machine and between virtual machines in different physical machines, and enhanced with trusted computing. The model will need to integrate trust properties into the security decision process, and achieve fine granular cooperative authorization policies between systems in different administrative domains. It will need to specify the architecture and design of policy based trusted secure virtual machine model proposed. Then the prototype will need to be analysed for its effectiveness and evaluate the security and trust properties in specific Grid computing application scenarios.
A background in Operating Systems is essential. In particular an understanding and design of operating system primitives and interfaces and kernel would be highly desirable.
Initial inquiries should be directed to the principal supervisor, Prof Vijay Varadharajan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 02 9850 9534
The 2010 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $22,500 pa tax exempt for 3.5 years.
Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.
Please quote the allocation number 2010097 on your application.
Application Deadline:1 July 2010