Ph.D. Student in Security and Privacy of IoT applications

Royal lnstitute of Technology
October 11, 2022
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Project description

The doctoral student will contribute to the project WASP NEST CyberSecIT, a framework project conducted jointly with Chalmers University of Technology and Umeå University to explore the security and privacy of IoT applications, with the emphasis on software and automation. NESTs are flagship projects of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

CyberSecIT's ambition is to develop a practical, secure and privacy-enhancing solution for IoT applications. The doctoral student will conduct research in developing a novel decentralized platform for automated validation and secure deployment of IoT applications based on technologies such as fine-grained access control, code analysis, multi-party computation, and confidential computing. The doctoral student will also have the opportunity to apply the research results by building a demonstrator that showcases their potential in real-life contexts, in collaboration with Ericsson, ICA Gruppen, and the City of Stockholm.

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of- systems.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

Read more: https: // wasp-sweden.org/ https: // wasp-sweden.org/nest-project-cybersecit/

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

Read more: https: // wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/

Third-cycle subject: Computer Science

Supervision: Associate Professor Musard Balliu (https: // people.kth.se/~musard)

What we offer
  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Admission requirements

    To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

    Selection

    In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyze and work with complex issues and
  • demonstrate excellent knowledge in computer science and computer security.
  • After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

    Target degree: Doctoral degree

    Information regarding admission and employment

    Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

    Union representatives

    Contact information: KTH's website.

    Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of

    Technology)

    Contact information: section's website.

    Application

    Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

    Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Other information

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    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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