[PET] Call for Two Research Assistant Positions in the area of Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany

Alexandra Dmitrienko alexandra.dmitrienko at trust.cased.de
Tue Oct 24 15:45:58 BST 2017


 

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Call for two Research Assistant Positions in the area of Security of
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

Application deadline is Nov, 27 2017.

 

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We are seeking (subject to the authorization of the respective external
funds)

 

Two Research Staff Members (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter)

to begin in January 2018

 

Area of Work: Security Architecture Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAV) with Focus on Inspections

 

National joined project with a leading MRO provider, a leading technology
company and 3 academic partners

 

 

The Overview

The University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm (HNU) invites applications for 2
PhD student positions in Computer Science with particular focus on Security
of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The students will work on the large
interdisciplinary project “End-2-End Security for Drone-based Inspection of
Industrial Objects” that involves two industrial and three academic
partners. Students will be employed through HNU, while the PhD degree will
be given from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) of Würzburg. Students
will be mainly based at the HNU campus in Neu-Ulm, however will be required
to visit JMU campus in Würzburg (Chair of Software Engineering, System
Security and Privacy Group, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Dmitrienko) on a
regular basis for PhD supervision. 

The length of a PhD Program is typically 3-4 years. Positions provide
support for 3 years, with the start in January 2018. The salary is according
to TV-L E 13. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who strive to
earn a Doctoral Degree (PhD equivalent), and are willing to take the chance
to shape and start up a completely new Industry in Germany.

 

The Opportunity: Being Part of a large Research Program

A coming larger interdisciplinary Research Program (roughly 6.000 man-days,
3 years runtime) will investigate how automated and autonomous drones can be
used to improve inspection/ maintenance tasks in the Industry. 

 

This Research Program focuses on improving Inspection-tasks in the
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industry. The goal is to develop and
investigate an End-2-End system-architecture of an autonomous Unmanned
Aerial Vehicle for Inspections. The system inspects large objects and
detects and qualifies damages on the inspected object. 

 

The system will build on artificial intelligence/cognitive-systems that
plans and executes the flight, gathers data in the inspection process - all
autonomously. In a next step the gathered data will be further processed,
analyzed and insights created. The architecture of the system will be
relying on cloud based cognitive services.

 

The Job: Research on Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

As a key part of the large Research Program there are 2 open Positions at
HNU, each running a sub-project.

 

Sub-project: Prevention with security by design for Inspection specific UAV

Design & Implementation of a virtualized distributed cyber-physical
system-architecture with mobile components. Focus is on virtualization and
segregation of Aviation and Non-Aviation Software Components and the
decomposition of security related services into cloud- and non-cloud
components. 

 

Sub-project: Detection/ Response and Post-Analysis for Inspection specific
UAV

Design & Implementation of a Security Intelligence Architecture for
Inspection specific UAV. Development & Evaluation of Distributed Software
Architectures that allow for autonomous Intelligence as well as for
Integration of Cloud based Security Intelligence.

 

Requirements

*         A Master-Degree (that qualifies for starting a Doctoral/PhD
Program) in Information Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, IT-Security Engineering, Communication Engineering
or similar

*         Good Programming Skills

*         Knowledge in Distributed Systems/Internet of Things is a plus

*         Strong Interest in working in a large scale interdisciplinary
project with Project-Partners from Industry and Academia based in Hamburg,
Frankfurt, Munich and Neu-Ulm

*         Strong Interest in becoming a security expert

*         Strong Interest in Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)

*         Strong Interest in international scientific work and publications
of results.

 

The position is full-time on a fixed-term contract for three years.  The
salary is based on the German tariff scales (TV-L 13 – for details, please
see
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__oeffentlicher-2Ddienst.
info_c_t_rechner_tv-2Dl_west-3Fid-3Dtv-2Dl-2D2017&d=DwMFAw&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5r
BPlktOQ&r=vOGWw9I5vAny5faNs3L1O24npkBmzTARXpFyZiyYf1c&m=P30bXN64gL0ObrZGfjpJ
cZuLkFMylMr9EOndsi4mnt8&s=GRlWe-6AWhV86Sv8XaQV_6IXJdtSqApNgx-BLp4Vdbk&e=>
http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2017).

 

The HNU welcomes applications from all suitably qualified members of the
community. Those applicants with a disability will be considered
preferentially in the case of equal aptitude. Part-time employment is
generally possible, as long as a job-sharing model can be applied to cover
for a full position.

 

If you are interested in this position, and have the skills and experience
we are looking for, please apply by email to
<mailto:personal at hs-neu-ulm.de> personal at hs-neu-ulm.de and include your CV,
transcripts and any reference letters you have (Reference number 2017.15).

 

Closing date for applications is 27.11.2017.

 

Please address questions to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bachmeir (
<mailto:christian.bachmeir at hs-neu-ulm.de> christian.bachmeir at hs-neu-ulm.de)
or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Dmitrienko (
<mailto:alexandra.dmitrienko at uni-wuerzburg.de>
alexandra.dmitrienko at uni-wuerzburg.de).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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