Postdoc R&D in privacy protection on biometric data

Postdoc R&D in privacy protection on biometric data

Published Deadline Location
28 Jun 1 Sep Delft
Fast growing Cyber Security group with collaborations in Europe and USA both in academia and industry.

Job description

The Cybersecurity (CYS) group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) invites applications for full-time doctoral candidates in the area of Data-driven Cybersecurity. Successful candidates will follow a data-driven approach by collecting and analyzing massive network and web data to improve security and privacy in the Internet. Examples include fighting cyber threats (e.g., ransomware, phishing, denial of service attacks, scanning for system vulnerabilities), identifying and mitigating network and Web vulnerabilities (e.g., unauthorized access, user tracking), and assessing the adoption of user data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR) in the wild. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with world-class researchers at TU Delft and our research collaborators in Europe and the US.

Our group conducts research in a range of cybersecurity topics, including, secure data analytics, applied cryptography, privacy, cloud security, system security, and network security. We aim to make the world a safer place as most of our activity and data move online. We design, develop, and evaluate interdisciplinary solutions that combine all fields of computer sciences: artificial intelligence, systems, and theory. Examples include the development of deep learning methods that are immune to common side-channel defences, machine learning algorithms that can operate on encrypted data in the cloud, detection and mitigation of large scale distributed denial of service attacks, and analysis of the latest security threats. We aim to publish our results at top conferences and journals, transfer our scientific know-how and technologies to students and our public and private partners in the field of cybersecurity, and have impact in society and the research community.    

This position aims to design and implement biometric data sharing solution based on blockchain enabling the exchange of biometric profiles, secure storage and sharing via data protection schemes (e.g., fuzzy extractor, homomorphic encryption), and provide fast data retrieval, matching and identification of biometric samples. The position is supported by the Horizon Europe project TENSOR. The project will provide LEAs a platform that facilitates the biometric evidence extraction, sharing and storage in cross border environments allowing them to share best practices in an automated, robust, secure, privacy-preserving and scalable manner. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with world-class researchers at TU Delft and our industrial partners in Europe. 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

PhD degree in computer science, engineering, math or related.

Strong knowledge background in data protection solutions.

Adequate knowledge in homomorphic encryption development and implementation.

Good programming/coding background. 

The ability to work collaboratively in a group/team

Good English communication and writing skills. 

Preferably have related data protection R&D projects experiences    

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Department

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Kaitai Liang.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02485

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before September 1, 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation letter (maximum 1 page) with a curriculum vitae (including thesis title, publications, and links to published work) and names for two references.      

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before September 1, 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation letter (maximum 1 page) with a curriculum vitae (including thesis title, publications, and links to published work) and names for two references.      

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).