18 Jun, 2012
PhD Position in Computer Security, University of Luxembourg
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The main objective of the PhD project is to develop a formal framework supporting modeling and analysis of socio-technical components of information systems. The aim of the project is to develop strategies and tools to detect and prevent attacks involving human, physical and digital elements.
One of the goals is to extend current methodology for security protocol analysis, by taking human behavior and properties of physical objects into account. This goal includes a necessity of defining appropriate adversary models and identifying the security properties relevant in a socio-technical context.
The student will collaborate with the research groups SaToSS (Security and Trust of Software Systems) led by Prof. Dr. S. Mauw and APSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) led by Prof. Dr. P.Y.A. Ryan. This position is part of a national research project “Socio-Technical Analysis of Security and Trust” funded by the National Research Fund in Luxembourg. The University of Luxembourg offers a three years appointment (extension up to 4 years in total is possible) in an international and multicultural environment. The University is an equal opportunity employer.
The project will began as soon as possible.
- MSc in Computer Science or Mathematics;
- A proven interest in security;
- Strong background in formal methods or logics;
- Good written and oral English skills.
Applications, written in English, should be submitted electronically via the University of Luxembourg’s recruitment portal at http://emea3.mrted.ly/1bho (Ref: SNT-PhD-STAST-0512).
Applications should include:
- Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience and list of publications);
- Cover letter explaining your motivation;
- Transcript of all courses and grades for your Bachelor and Master program;
- A short description of your Master’s work (max 1 page);
- Contact information for at least one referee.
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2012
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