Two Ph.D. Student Vacancies

lersseThere are two Ph.D. student positions available at LERSSE. Ph.D. students are accepted with full support in the form of research assistantships and positions are available starting September 2017.

LERSSE is a world-class international multidisciplinary research group specializing in the following areas of computer security:

  • Usable security (i.e., application of HCI methods to security)
  • Web security
  • Security and privacy of online social networks
  • Mobile security and privacy

Watch the short video below to get a sense of the research we do in my research group:

Besides usual training in computing, we are particularly interested in those applicants who have background or interest in applying methods of social science, cognitive science, psychology, and HCI to the domain of computer security.

LERSSE graduates commonly go on working for top hi-tech R&D and consulting companies in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Middle East.  For more information about our research and people visit us at

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently highly ranked, including the most recent rank of 22nd in the world by Times Higher Education. UBC attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world.

Vancouver, Canada, is the great place to live, study, and work. It consistently ranks in the top 4 cities in the world. A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found that Vancouver is the world’s best place to live.

For further details and application instructions, see ECE-specific instructions and LERSSE-specific instructions.