2 PhD scholarships available in Trust in Cloud Environments

2 PhD scholarships available in Trust in Cloud Environments

Value and duration

The scholarship is valued at up to $25,000 per annum for three years. International candidates may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

Number of scholarships available

There are two scholarships available.


To be eligible for these scholarships you must:

  • have an undergraduate or a masters degree in the area of Computer Science or related discipline, with outstanding grades
  • meet RMIT’s PhD entry requirements
  • show evidence of research ability — e.g. an honours degree, a minor thesis, some publication, or a well-developed preliminary research proposal, developed under the guidance of the supervisor
  • have an interest in cross-disciplinary research and ability to work in a team.

How to apply

Find out how to submit your application.

With approval from the project supervisor, you will need to submit your PhD application to RMIT University.

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close Tuesday 30 July 2015.


Professor Athman Bouguettaya


This project involves the design of a novel and innovative framework for ascertaining trust in composed cloud services. A reputation management system will be specifically implemented by means of a set of techniques that deal with the end-to end establishment, management, and propagation of trust in composed cloud services. Additionally the important issue of bootstrapping composed services reputation will be addressed. The project results will provide the service sector with an efficient framework for engaging in cloud service compositions (i.e., partnerships), enabling them to use the proposed trust framework for cloud service selection for composed service delivery.

In addition to RMIT’s PhD entry requirements, candidates should have background in a Computer Science or a related discipline. Apart from the PhD scholarship, a top-up scholarship may be considered for a strong candidate.


For further information about these scholarships and projects, email Dr. Hai Dong, hai.dong@rmit.edu.au.

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