We are seeking a bright and motivated student to join us in shaping the field of cybersecurity in photonic communication networks. This is a unique opportunity to advance the security level of critical ICT infrastructure by applying machine learning techniques and developing new networking paradigms. Join this thriving area and become a part of a dynamic international community including European projects TeraFlow and AI-NET-PROTECT!
The Internet and the overall development of the digital information society is supported by the optical networks as the underlying critical comunication infrastructure. To enable the digital evolution and the vital network services with stringent performance requirements, optical networks need to be resilient and secure. To this end, the network should maintain a high degree of situational awareness and self-adaptability.
This project will investigate the achievable levels of secure and automated operation of optical networks by addressing the related theoretical and practical challenges. Cognitive network management based on data analytics and machine learning techniques will be at the center of this project. Security-enhancing optical network design and autonomous incident remediation mechanisms shall be developed to guarantee attack-resilience, privacy and trust. Multi-domain and multi-layer networking aspects will be investigated towards achieving end-to-end trustworthiness. Novel solutions fundamental for achieving situational awareness and self-defense from malicious attacks will be devised and their usage in testbed settings will be demonstrated. The research will be a part of large international efforts in the frame of European projects TeraFlow (5g-ppp.eu/teraflow/) and AI-NET-PROTECT (www.celticnext.eu/project-ai-net-protect/).
Information about the division
The position is within the Communication Systems group at the division of Communications, Antennas, and Optical Networks, department of Electrical Engineering. Our research is focused on theory, algorithms, and hardware for communication systems and networks. We study systems such as the high-performance optical networks, next generation wireless cellular communication systems, vehicular communication to enable certain important vehicular traffic safety applications, and hardware-constrained communications. Our research is diverse in nature and includes fundamental and application-driven as well as disciplinary and multidisciplinary projects.
Your major responsibility as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research in major journals and conferences. Most of the research will be conducted in cross-disciplinary teams. In addition to the research responsibilities, the position includes teaching or other departmental duties of about 10 percent of full time.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
You should have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computing, Engineering Physics or equivalent corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits, with excellent knowledge of communication networks and mathematical modeling. High grades in the core courses are required (we generally accept only the top 10% of students, from well-ranked universities). Skills in mathematical modeling and analysis are essential. Experience in optical communications is not required, but you should have an interest in applying your skills to optical systems.
Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential, as are good programming skills. Previous experiences in research, publications, and teaching are also advantageous.
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Application procedureThe application should be marked with Ref 20210273 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
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Application deadline: 25 June, 2021
For questions, please contact:
Assistant professor Marija Furdek, Communication Systems
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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
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