PhD Position F/M Decentralized problem-specific privacy-preserving machine learning

January 17, 2023
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2023-05688 - PhD Position F/M Decentralized problem-specific privacy- preserving machine learning

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : PhD Position

Level of experience : From 3 to 5 years


The recruited phd student will work in the MAGNET project team.


Assignments : With the help of other researchers in the MAGNET team, the recruited person willcomplete several projects in progress started by Arijus Pleska, in particular (a) a research contribution on decentralized algorithms without handshakes, (b) a research contribution on optimizing differential privacy towards the needs of specific application domains and (c) a PhD dissertation based on these two contributions.

For a better knowledge of the proposed research subject we recommend to read the publications and presentations given by Arijus Pleska in the MAGNET team.

Collaboration : The recruited person will be in connection with other researchers who will review the projects and propose improvements.

Responsibilities : The person recruited is responsible for completing research results and integrating them in a PhD dissertation.

Main activities

Main activities:

  • submit a PhD dissertation based on the two research projects
  • address reviewer comments
  • defend the PhD
  • Skills

    A good understanding of English is required, together with excellent writing skills.

    It is important to have a good understanding of probability and statistics, and the basics of graph theory,

    Benefits package
  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage
  • General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Data and Knowledge Representation and Processing Statistics (Big data) (BAP E)

  • Town/city : Villeneuve d'Ascq

  • Inria Center : Centre Inria de l'Université de Lille
  • Starting date : 2023-02-01
  • Duration of contract : 3 months
  • Deadline to apply : 2023-01-17
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : MAGNET
  • PhD Supervisor : Ramon Jan /
  • The keys to success

    Being familiar with the ongoing research of Arijus Pleska is a plus.

    About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

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