4 PhD scholarships on Secure IoT in Denmark

by albertolluch, Oct. 6, 2021

We invite applications for 4 PhD scholarships in Computer Science at four major Danish universities. The positions are available from February 2022, to be started as soon as possible. PhD positions in Denmark are fully paid and last for three years.

Project title: SIoT - Secure Internet of Things

Applicants to this position must have a MSc degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
Further qualifications and application instructions can be found at the participating universities:

Aalborg University - Collaborative security policies, information flow, multi-player games
Aarhus University - Algorithms for security analysis and controller synthesis
CBS Copenhagen - Design tools for usability and training of people in security policies
DTU Copenhagen - IoT Security, threat and risk modelling and assessment, Attack-Defence Trees

We invite applications for 4 PhD scholarships in Computer Science at four major Danish universities. The positions are available from February 2022, to be started as soon as possible. PhD positions in Denmark are fully paid and last for three years.

Project title: SIoT - Secure Internet of Things 

Research area and project description:

Many industrial systems contain communicating devices, connected in the so-called Internet of Things. The security demand on such systems is high, since they often monitor and control safety-critical environments. This project aims at analysing their security risks quantitatively, and at supporting the design of secure solutions.

The project approach will be to model attacks and countermeasures in a uniform framework, called Attack-Defense-Games, and to use automata theory and analysis algorithms to perform quantitative risk assessment. We will use models from formal methods and algorithms from game theory to synthesize controllers that balance performance, cost and security. We will also design tools and techniques for usability in organisations and support the training of people in security policies.

The SIoT project, coordinated by Aarhus University, is a collaboration within DIREC (Digital Research Centre Denmark) between four Danish universities, the Alexandra Institute, and eight Danish companies. The project aims at theoretical progress in modelling and analysis with Attack-Defense-Games. We will take inspiration from case studies with interesting security challenges from the industrial partners.

 

Qualifications and specific competences:

Applicants to this position must have a MSc degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.

Further qualifications and application instructions can be found at the participating universities:

Aalborg University - Collaborative security policies, information flow, multi-player games

Aarhus University  - Algorithms for security analysis and controller synthesis

CBS Copenhagen     - Design tools for usability and training of people in security policies

DTU Copenhagen     - IoT Security, threat and risk modelling and assessment, Attack-Defence Trees

The place of employment is at one of the universities above. The application deadline depends on the location of the position. More information can be found at:

Aalborg: the position at Aalborg University will be announced soon <link will follow>

Aarhus: https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/open-calls/november-2021/siot-secure-internet-of-things/

CBS:     the position at CBS will be announced soon <link will follow>

DTU:     http://imm.dtu.dk/~albl/siot.txt 

Contact:

Applicants seeking further information for this project are invited to contact: 

For the positions at Aalborg University, please contact: 

- Prof. Kim G. Larsen <[email protected]> - http://people.cs.aau.dk/~kgl/

- Assoc. Prof. Rene Rydhof Hansen <[email protected]> - http://people.cs.aau.dk/~rrh/

For the positions at Aarhus University, please contact: 

- Prof. Jaco van de Pol <[email protected]> - https://www.cs.au.dk/~jaco/ 

For the position at CBS please contact:

- Professor Torkil Clemmensen <[email protected]>

- Associate professor Qiqi Jiang <[email protected]>

For the position at DTU please contact

- Head of Section and Assoc. Prof. Alberto Lluch Lafuente <[email protected]> - https://www.imm.dtu.dk/~albl/

- Prof. Nicola Dragoni <[email protected]> - https://www.imm.dtu.dk/~ndra

Note: the project will only be initiated if final funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark is secured.