[PET] Junior Research Position at EveryWare Lab, Univ. of Milan

Claudio Bettini claudio.bettini at unimi.it
Thu Jan 28 10:23:07 GMT 2016

The EveryWare Lab (http://everywarelab.di.unimi.it/) at the department of computer science of the University of Milan invites applications for a research position funded by the PACS Project, a Italy-Israel joint research project on *Privacy-Aware Cyber Security*.

Main facts about the position

- Duration: 16 months appointment
- Start date: in the period June-July 2016 (precise date to be fixed)
- Required: 
a) solid background in computer science at the graduate level (programming, algorithms, data management, statistics, ...)
b) research experience and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team
c) Excellent written and oral communication in English
- Preferred:
a) PhD in Computer science
b) background in data privacy and security, 
c) background in mobile and pervasive computing, 
d) expert level programming in Java or Python
- Fellowship for the whole period: 34.000 EUR tax exempt (but subject to social security contribution - about 10%)
- Formal application deadline and instructions: TBA on EveryWare Lab web site (news).

About the project
Privacy-Aware Cyber-Security (PACS) aims to evaluate methods for understanding the trade-off between privacy and cyber-security, and to propose solutions for balancing them. Specifically, the project will study how personal data stores can be used to process cyber behavior without transmitting it to a centralized server. The study will evaluate how these solutions impact users’ privacy, the security of the system, and users’ perceptions and behaviors. Besides more traditional infrastructure, the project aims at considering the issue in mobile and pervasive environments.

What you will do
- you will join a team in designing proper metrics to evaluate the privacy impact of cybersecurity protection systems
- you will contribute to design a solution for privacy preservation for these systems, to implement a prototype, and to evaluate it in the setting of a smart environment.

Candidates that consider applying may preliminarily contact the lab, by  sending a CV as well as a list of personal references at the lab email address info at everywarelab.di.unimi.it using subject "PACS position".

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