Doctoral Position in Computer Science on DLT-based systems for Space Robotics
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners.

For further information you may check : and https : / / wwwen.uni.lu / snt / research / finatrax

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role

Successful candidates will join a passionate and motivated research group led by Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers coming from different disciplines (e.

g., policy, business, technology) to pursue leading-edge research and to transfer the results into practice.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to several exciting research projects.

In particular they will have the opportunity to establish technical first principles of autonomous economic decision making between machines.

They will among other research activities work in the FiReSpARX project, a research project developing a prototypical system for the economic interaction of space robots.

In space, the unexpected can happen frequently, so planning cooperation between these robots in advance is not always possible.

Instead, robots will need to make autonomous economic decisions, following the economic rationale of their owner company.

Next to these activities, successful candidates will carry out research in the context of Prof. Fridgen’s PayPal-FNR PEARL Research Grant in the area of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identities, and Zero-knowledge Proofs.

Successful candidates will thus have the opportunity to investigate a broad range of research areas and design an individual research portfolio.

As such, successful candidates will be able to align the skills that they learn pursuing a doctorate with their personal goals and interests.

You will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Surveying the scientific literature in the relevant research domains
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Communicating with partners to collect requirements and report results
  • Designing and implementing mock-ups, proofs-of-concept, and prototypes
  • Your Profile

    What we’re looking for :

  • A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group
  • The commitment to participate in the development of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems
  • Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work
  • Sound analytical skills
  • An excellent degree
  • Interest in investigating economic interactions between autonomous machines (machine economy)
  • Knowledge, Experience and Interests : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and / or experience in one or several of the following areas :

  • Programming in one major programming language (e.g., Java, Python, JavaScript)
  • Designing, implementing, and testing software components
  • Requirements engineering
  • The ideal candidate should furthermore have a strong interest in applied cryptography, like Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain), Digital Identities, Cryptographic Libraries, and Zero-knowledge Proofs.

    Skills in related domains (e.g., financial markets or economics) will be appreciated but are not a requirement to apply.

    Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of either French, German or Luxembourgish will be appreciated but are not a requirement to apply.

    Qualification : The candidate should possess an MSc degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.

    Proven research experience will be considered as an advantage (publications, awards, and other relevant aspects included in the CV will be considered).

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our
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