[PET] $10M Research Chair in Security and Privacy at Waterloo

Ian Goldberg iang at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Mar 6 13:09:00 GMT 2013

University of Waterloo
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

We invite expressions of interest for the position of Canada Excellence
Research Chair (CERC) in Security and Privacy for the New Digital
Economy, to be held at the tenured full professor or associate professor
level in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the
University of Waterloo https://cs.uwaterloo.ca

The CERC program awards world-class researchers up to $10 million over
seven years to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian
universities. Further details are offered at www.cerc.gc.ca. An overall
package worth more than twice this amount will fund the CERC, additional
faculty and staff, and their required infrastructure.

The mandate of this CERC is to create novel solutions for usable
security and privacy-enhancing technologies, in an environment that is
increasingly connected through the use of mobile devices (such as
smartphones and tablets) and social networking. Included is a focus both
on producing highly talented graduates and on launching research that
will drive solutions for tomorrow's organizations and individuals. The
Chair's research will build on strengths in the University of Waterloo's
Faculty of Mathematics in the areas of cryptography, security, privacy,
mobile devices, networks and distributed systems.

The applicant will be an unequivocally outstanding researcher,
well-recognized as exceptional within the subfield of security and
privacy. It will also be essential for the candidate to demonstrate
remarkable promise in leadership and the mobilization of talents of
others to deliver successful outcomes. In particular, we are looking for
an individual who is expert in security solutions for networked and
mobile environments and who also has a critical appreciation for how the
topic of privacy is intricately linked to the required solutions. The
CERC needs to align with the hallmark of the University of Waterloo's
computer science researchers: demonstrating exceptional talent in
conducting research that leads to industrially-relevant practical
applications. As it will be important to engage both organizations and
citizens in adopting the novel technological solutions that are
developed, the CERC must also have an aptitude in working well with
public policy experts. The leadership qualities of the applicant will
include an essential talent in seeing through to completion a dramatic
vision for the training of students and postdocs, who will emerge with a
unique skillset to become tomorrow's leaders of industry, government and

To apply, send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae
by e-mail:
    deanmath at uwaterloo.ca

or by regular mail:
    Ian Goulden
    Dean, Faculty of Mathematics
    200 University Avenue West
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Applications received by May 30, 2013 will receive full consideration.
Selection of the candidate is subject to final oversight by the
government's CERC Selection Committee.

The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native
people and persons with disabilities. We are especially proud to offer
organizations for Women in Computer Science (cs.uwaterloo.ca/~wics) and
Women in Mathematics (women.math.uwaterloo.ca) as well as an
AccessAbility Services Office for persons with disabilities
(uwaterloo.ca/disability-services) that serve to offer a progressive,
welcoming environment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo has been rated as the most innovative
university in Canada for the 21st year in a row. We offer an enlightened
intellectual property policy, which vests rights with the inventor; this
policy has encouraged the creation of many spin-off companies. Located
100km from metropolitan Toronto, the University of Waterloo is in the
region of Waterloo with a population of 500,000. The area is in the
heart of Canada's technology triangle and offers a wealth of outdoor and
indoor recreational activities, as well as an extensive performing arts

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