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Postdoc in privacy-preserving optimization algorithms

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, a position as postdoc in privacy-preserving optimization is open for appointment from November 1st, 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. In the area of electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 people, of which about 40 % are international, and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. Department research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cyber security and acoustics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results in practical applications with industrial partners and through IPR. Within its subject field, the Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

The research focuses on the cyber-security of critical infrastructures. The optimal operation of essential infrastructures demands the inclusion of the users' consumption and sensor data for monitoring the infrastructures. This data is ubiquitous and helps to develop sophisticated algorithms for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization.

On the other hand, the user's data must be kept secret; hence, there is a need to develop secure optimization and control algorithms. In fact, not only the data has to be kept secret, but also the algorithms, being proprietary property, have to be protected from being disclosed to untrusted parties.

The optimal operation of large infrastructure requires control over a network, which leads to vulnerability. We address privacy preservation in control algorithms through distributed computation and Secure Multi-Party Computation.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Rafal Wisniewski, raf@es.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2020-224-03066

Deadline

01/11/2020

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