Doctoral candidates (PhD students) in Computer Science / Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the SnT

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.

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

Contribute to one of the following research projects :

Secure and Verifiable Test and Assessment Systems . The project aims at defining threat models and security properties for electronic testing & assessment systems, i.

e., e-T&AS (privacy, verifiability, auditability, accountability, usability, etc.). It will extend existing tools for formal analysis, develop run-time monitoring to detect cheating and enhance accountability, and develop and implement new usable secure protocols.

Your research will concern the design, analyses, validation and implementation of security protocols enhancing the privacy and reliability of online exams

Online deceptive patterns ". This project aims at functionally characterizing manipulation and deception in online interactions (I.

e., dark patterns), by developing guidelines, design principles, and tools that can be used to (semi)-automatically recognize and classify dark patterns.

The project is highly interdisciplinary, as it explores online manipulation through an holistic approach combining computer science, psychology, engineering, law and ethics.

You will develop formal models of trust and distrust in online interactions and design tools to assess them.

  • Conduct highly innovative and interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity
  • Publish research results and present them at international conferences
  • Contribute to reports and research publications
  • Engage in dissemination of results to stakeholders
  • Write a cumulative PhD thesis
  • Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • Knowledge of logic and formal methods in the analysis of systems and processes and familiarity with computability and computational complexity
  • Experience with logic, crypto, security protocols and model checkers (Tamarin, proverif) is an advantage
  • Proficiency in English (French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable)
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research, with a focus on cybersecurity and data privacy, and with an eye on legal and ethical issues
  • Good academic writing and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to independently organize work
  • Inquisitive and critical mind, collaborative attitude
  • Here’s what awaits you at SnT

    But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Download the brochure : Why choose SnT for your PhD?
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL03778
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Digital copy of diploma certificates
  • A motivation letter detailing why the candidate intends to undertake a PhD and how s / he intends to advance the state of the art in the research topic of his / her choice among the ones listed above
  • Contact information of three references
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged

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