Tag-arkiv: Mälardalen University

PhD in Computer Science

Ref.nr: 2020/1482

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: August 15, 2020
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

We are looking for one new PhD student specializing in cyber-security, software testing and DevOps practices. The student will be recruited under the VeriDevOps (Automated Protection and Prevention to Meet Security Requirements in DevOps Environments) project, a joint research project between several European partners.

In recent years, security vulnerabilities are omnipresent in many application domains and the number of security scenarios to be ensured explodes. For example, in the embedded software domain, the number of system interactions with the environment that are subject to security attacks is increasing and may result in security vulnerabilities that can cause losses for end-users including drastic increase in the production and maintenance costs, especially if iterations in development process are long and feedback comes late.

VeriDevOps aims at providing a faster feedback loop for verifying security requirements i.e. confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization and other functional and extra-functional attributes of large scale industrial systems. VeriDevOps is focusing on optimizing the security verification activities, by automatically creating verifiable specifications directly from security requirements and vulnerabilities, and using these security specifications to check security properties against design specifications and generate artefacts such as tests or monitors that can be used later on in the DevOps process.

More concretely, in VeriDevops we will develop methods and tools for: 1) creating formal security specifications from textual sources using natural language processing, 2) automatic security test creation and selection from security specifications using model-based testing and 3) generating intelligent/adaptive, machine learning based security monitors for the operational phases. Automation of different security verification phases will play a key role in VeriDevOps.

At MDH, the PhD student will be part of the Software Testing Laboratory (STL) and the Formal Modelling and Analysis of Embedded Systems (FMAES) Research Groups, which are vibrant research groups, having several seniors and PhD students, working in close collaboration with industry. The candidate is expected to work closely with the MDH staff and other scientific partners, as well as the industrial partners.

We expect the suitable candidate to develop own ideas and work independently when needed, as well as take responsibility for the work. Since this position involves interaction with industrial professionals, effective collaborative skills are desired attributes. We require the suitable candidate to be proficient in writing, speaking and reading English, since disseminating and communicating scientific results is a must in this position.

Employment is limited and equivalent to full-time studies at the graduate level for 4 years, translating to 5 years in case of 20% departmental work and 80% research.

The PhD student will be employed by MDH and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

To qualify as a PhD student, you should have a master’s level degree or equivalent with a solid documented background in computer science or computer/software engineering. The candidates should have knowledge and/or interest in security, software testing as well as programming. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but plan on doing so before the PhD student position starts. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Kontaktpersoner

Eduard Paul Enoiu

Senior Lecturer

+46704484346

eduard.paul.enoiu@mdh.se

Svetlana Girs

svetlana.girs@mdh.se

Susanne Meijer

Facklig representant (OFR)

021-10 14 89

Michaël Le Duc

Facklig representant SACO

021-10 14 02

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Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

4 PhD Students – 3 in computer science and 1 in innovation and design, with a focus on Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems

Ref.nr: 2020/0748

Mälardalen University (MDH) is one of Sweden’s largest HEI with a clear focus on co-production with companies, organisations and the public sector for the past 40 years.

MDH offers courses and programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. MDH is a powerful driving force in the expansive Stockholm Mälardalen region, which account for almost half of Sweden’s BNP. The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) at MDH  is a multidisciplinary research environment accommodating the two research specializations of innovation and product realization (IPR) and embedded systems (ES).

IDT has extensive experience of international projects, a proven track record in industrial cooperation and commercialization of research and a professional research organization, over 65% of the funds for research are external funding secured in national- and international competition.

The research environments at IDT include 21 full professors, 26 visiting/adjunct professors, 13 associate professors, more than 60 additional senior researchers (PhDs) — 23 of whom split their time between industry and academia—and approximately 110 PhD students (of which 32 are industrial PhD students).

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time/part time
Closing date for application: July 31 2020
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

MDH is now opening 4 PhD positions within the research environment Innovation and product realization (IPR) and more specifically connected to the Division of Product Realization. Research is of a cross-disciplinary character and addresses several areas, including Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling & Simulation, Predictive Maintenance, Digital Twins, and Cyber-Security. IPR is a dynamic and stimulating research environment with a balanced mix of senior and younger researchers.

The PhD positions are full-time temporary positions for 5 years, where 20% of the time is allocated for teaching or administrative assignments. The selected candidates will perform research in close collaboration with leading industrial manufacturing companies (e.g., Volvo Construction Equipment, GKN Driveline, Bombardier Transportation, etc.) and other relevant organizations such as our collaboration platform MITC (Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center). They will have the opportunity to perform hands-on experimentation with MITC Festo laboratory equipment for industry automation and leverage on the facilities available at the MDH XR lab for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

The selected candidates will work in one or more research projects in the context of Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems. Depending on the specific skills and interest of each applicant, he/she will work in one of the following research areas, possibly contributing to the others due to the strong interrelation and cooperation objectives:

1.Innovation and design area focusing on innovative production development through smart processes and methods. Supervisor: Prof. Jessica Bruch

2.Computer science area focusing on cloud-based cyber-physical systems and industrial Internet of things. Supervisor: Prof. Moris Behnam

3.Computer science area focusing on artificial intelligence, operations research and production planning. Supervisor: Prof. Markus Bohlin

4.Computer science area focusing on performability modeling, cyber-security and resilience of industrial critical systems. Supervisor: Prof. Francesco Flammini

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

A candidate for the positions must have:

  • A Master´s degree in a field relevant for the positions and the potential research topics
  • Strong interests in research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and in teams that might be cross-disciplinary
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts and networks with research partners in academia, industry or other organisations

Other qualifying merits are:

  • Interests in pedagogics and teaching
  • Interests in pursuing a career in academia
  • Skills in Swedish or willingness to learn the language.

Personal characteristics will play a key role for selecting candidates

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Application

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Kontaktpersoner

Anders Berglund

Avdelningschef

016-15 51 13

anders.berglund@mdh.se

Markus Bohlin

Professor

markus.bohlin@mdh.se

Jessica Bruch

Professor

jessica.bruch@mdh.se

Moris Behnam

Professor

moris.behnam@mdh.se

Francesco Flammini

Professor

francesco.flammini@mdh.se

Michaël Le Duc

Facklig representant SACO

021-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Facklig representant (OFR)

021-10 14 89

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020