Postdoctoral Position in Attack Tolerance - France Paris Saclay

by Fatiha Zaidi, July 12, 2019

Postdoctoral position in Attack Tolerance using Machine Learning and Big Data
at Paris Saclay University in the Verification of Algorithms, Languages and Systems (VALS) Team.
The University is located at Orsay, France.

Postdoctoral position in Attack Tolerance using Machine Learning and Big Data
at Paris Saclay University in the Verification of Algorithms, Languages and Systems (VALS) Team.
The University is located at Orsay, France.

The postdoctoral position is proposed by the ATOM project. ATOM is a joint project between University Paris Saclay, Telecom SudParis Engineers school and  University College London. This project extends different artificial intelligence techniques to make systems more robust to attacks. The aim is to automatically generate alternative versions of the systems that are robust to adversarial attacks. These diverses versions will make the system adaptable, guaranteeing the quality of its services even under attack. The project will apply and extend a series of existing tools based on adversarial machine learning and genetic programming.
The postdoc will need to get familiar with these concepts, researching on how to connect them to deliver high quality standards software. 

The position is for one year starting 1st October 2019.

Expected profiles 
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We are looking for candidates with research interests and expertise in a combination of formal methods and machine learning.
The successful candidates is expected to :
- Engage in advanced research, maintain an outstanding track record of published research at a level of international excellence and lead activities promoting research impact.
- Engage in professional  development as appropriate
- Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the project.

Applications are welcomed from international candidates. Please make sure that your work experience, education and qualifications are clear in your CV, and skills are clear in your statement.
Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science at the time they start the position, be fluent in english.
Successful candidates should commit to be available to travel to present their results to conferences.

Organisation:
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The project is a joint effort between three institutes: University Paris Sud, who leads the project, Telecom SudParis and University College London. The candidate will keep contact with the main researchers of the three institutes.
The salary is about 34 000 euros.

About the University Paris Sud:
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The Université Paris-Sud is among  the 50 top universities  worldwide in  the 2017 Shanghai  ranking,  and  is one  of  the  two  best  French  research  universities  with about  31400  students,  1800  permanent  teaching staff  and  1300   permanent research  scientists  from  national  research  organisations  (CNRS,  Inserm, INRA, Inria), it is the largest campus in France. Since 2006, scientists from the University were awarded four Fields medals, two Nobel Prizes and a number of other national and international (European Inventor Award 2013, Wolf Prize 2010, Holweck Prize 2009, Japan prize 2007) prizes. The Université Paris-Sud offers a complete range of qualifications, ranging from the purest of exact sciences to clinical practices in medicine, covering  life  and  health  sciences,  legal  sciences  and  economics. The  University  is  located  on  the Plateau  de  Saclay,  the  largest  cluster  of public and private R&D institutions in France (with ca. 16000 research staff), and is one of the core members of the University Paris Saclay – a world class university and a world-renowned research and innovation hub.

Interested candidates are requested to contact Dr. Fatiha Zaidi ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>) and/or Pr. Ana Cavalli ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>) and/or Dr. Héctor David Menéndez Benito ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>. with a CV or for any questions.