Open PhD and postdoc positions in network security, LiU, Sweden
Linköping University is looking for two PhD students and a postdoc to join their research team.
The Industrial Internet is a marriage of networked industrial machinery with big data processing enabling on-demand maintenance, higher operational efficiency, and remote, autonomous operations. It is foreseen to make a revolution in production efficiency to strengthen the competitiveness of EU industries. Therefore, traditionally air-gapped systems such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) are being connected to the Internet, which brings unprecedented cybersecurity challenges for the society. New and severe attacks on critical infrastructure are being reported daily, yet utilizing traditional IP security models is clearly failing to prevent future attacks. It is imperative, therefore, to develop a novel cybersecurity architecture for Industrial Internet utilizing such concepts as identity- and software-defined networking, long-range low-power 5G wireless networks, digital data watermarking and encrypted data processing.
We seek motivated candidates with demonstrated academic excellence and research aptitude to embark upon system and protocol design, security mechanisms, distributed algorithms, simulations, proof-of-concept implementation, network measurements and analysis, programming. Prior experience in these topics as well as in the areas of software-defined networking, wireless and ad-hoc networks, cloud computing, open-source software development will be considered an asset.