Postdoc Security, Safety, and Privacy in Cooperative and Autonomous Driving

Postdoc Security, Safety, and Privacy in Cooperative and Autonomous Driving

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19 Jul 5 Oct Eindhoven

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Postdoc position on Security, Safety, and Privacy in Cooperative and Autonomous Driving: A Systems and Control Perspective

Job description

Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) systems will become a reality in the coming years thanks to improved connectivity and digitalization, and the evolution of solutions based on artificial intelligence and big data analytics. This will give rise to new cyberattack surfaces and vectors becoming new challenges in the cybersecurity domain. CCAM related services and products will require high resilience to prevent mobility services disruption and human harm in case of fraud, cyberattack or cyberterrorism events. Such systems' resilience heavily relies on the data and information collected by the CCAM systems and their fusion, sharing and processing. Therefore, guaranteeing a secure flow of generated and processed data between all stakeholders is vital for a correct, efficient, and robust management of the different services and systems in the CCAM context.

In the context of CCAM systems security, the Dynamics and Control group at Eindhoven University of Technology has an 2.5 years opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the following scientific goals. The development of: 1) control and monitoring schemes and communication protocols for detection, isolation, and response to cyberattacks on CCAM systems (in particular for cooperative and autonomous driving applications); and 2) a privacy-utility framework that allows designing privacy-preserving mechanisms (realized by different technologies, e.g., homomorphic encryption and differential/information-theoretic privacy) that guarantee that sensitive information in the CCAM system (e.g., visited locations, driving behavior, drivers/pedestrians faces, vehicle license plates, etc.) is hidden while maintaining the utility of the original data.

This project is part of the Horizon Europe project (HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01 - 101069748): Self-assessment, protection & healing tools for a trustworthy and resilient CCAM (SELFY);; So, interaction with other European partners of the project will be fostered.

Research and Couching Team:
The starting dates are flexible but before November 2022.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We are looking for a recently graduated, talented, and enthusiastic candidate who meets the following criteria:
  • PhD degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, or Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Robotics, or related disciplines;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong programming skills (Matlab and Python);
  • Fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Experience in model-based fault detection and control schemes for mechanical systems is a plus.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences;
  • A full-time employment for 2.5 years, with an intermediate evaluation after one year;
  • To support you during your Postdoc and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for staff members (PROOF program);
  • An extensive training program on Systems and Control in the scope of the Dutch Institute for Systems and Control (;
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities;
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called '30% facility', which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V35.5800


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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