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Third-cycle subject: Computer Science
The TCS group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, https://www.kth.se/tcs, has vacancies for one PhD student in System Security and Formal Methods.
We are looking for a highly motivated student interested in building secure system components, constructing models at system and component (HW and SW) level, as well as building and using various types of automated and semi-automated tools for verification and analysis.
Our project aims to develop techniques for analysing non-functional properties of complex systems and to design system software and kernels that support end-to-end predictable computing for several untrusted tenants. These goals will require to work in four dimensions:
1) extend existing execution platforms with support for strong timing isolation, enabling predictable performance of software components and preventing side-channels.
2) model processors and design binary analysis tools with support for concurrency.
3) design, implement, and verify new mechanisms to securely share peripherals among untrusted tenants.
4) implement a trustworthy 5G subsystem that provides network slicing, where two distrusting tenants share two hosts and compete for the same network resources. This system will be used demonstrate the effectiveness of the analyses techniques and software designs
This position is funded by WASP-AS, https://wasp-sweden.org, which is a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment in autonomous systems and software development. Within WASP-AS, our group is part of the Security for Autonomous Systems project cluster, which investigates security and privacy research challenges that arise from advances in autonomous systems.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
Successful applicants will have a good background in topics like formal methods, program verification, computer architecture, computer security, operating systems, interactive theorem proving.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral Degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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|Intitulé||Doctoral student in System Security and Formal Methods|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Publié||juin 13, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||août 1, 2019|
|Types d'emploi||PhD  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Architecture informatique,   Cyber Security,   Systèmes d'exploitation,   Conception logicielle  |