[PET] PhD and Post-Doc positions on Artificial Intelligence for Personal Information Management at Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Martino Trevisan martino.trevisan at polito.it
Mon Nov 25 13:57:05 GMT 2019

Dear All,

we are looking for candidates for PhD and PostDoc positions at the 
SmartData Center of Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in the context of the 
PIMCity European project.

*PIMCity European Project:*

Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) aim to give users back 
control over their data, while creating transparency in the market. 
However, so far, they have failed to reach business maturity and sizable 
user bases. The PIMCity European Project will offer tools to change this 
scenario. The project aims at designing and deploying novel mechanisms 
to increase users’ privacy, studying privacy preserving analytics and 
automatic methodologies to compute privacy-related metrics.

*Job Location:*
SmartData center at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

*Research Description:*
The candidate will conduct high-quality research activities within the 
SmartData at Polito center, led by Prof. Marco Mellia, to research on 
topics including but not limited to:

  * Personal privacy preserving analytics, as means to impose control on
    personal data. The candidate will use concepts like Zero Knowledge,
    Differential Privacy, K-Anonymity to achieve the goal.
  * Automatic collection and computation of easy to understand novel
    privacy metrics. Which information systems are collecting, how they
    store and manage the data, if they share data with third parties,
    etc. are all fundamental information for a user to know to take
    informed decisions.

*How to apply:*
Interested candidates can contact the Prof. Marco Mellia at 
mellia at polito.it <mailto:mellia at polito.it>


  * PhD in Computer Science or equivalent disciplines.
  * Strong publication record in top academic conferences and/or journals.
  * Background in privacy-preserving methodologies
  * Knowledge of big data tools for data science.

The starting date is flexible, ideally beginning of 2020.
Post-Doc duration is 1 year, with funding for renewal, based on mutual 


  * Master’s of Science degree or a similar degree in Computer Science
    or equivalent disciplines.
  * Background in data science and network/web programming
  * Knowledge of privacy-preserving methodologies.

The starting date is flexible, ideally beginning of 2020.
PhD with scholarship. Duration is 3 years,

Best regards

Martino Trevisan - PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN)
Politecnico di Torino - Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 - Italy
Mail: martino.trevisan at polito.it
Tel. +39 011 090 3901

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