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Security and Privacy in Internet of Things Environments

(Ref. BAP-2017-86)

Tewerkstelling : Voltijds
Duur : Bepaalde duur verlengbaar
Plaats : Gent
Solliciteren tot en met : 15/07/2017
For Computer Science Technology TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst we are looking for a PhD student in the domain of Software Security and Privacy.

Security and Privacy in Internet of Things Environments

The research group MSEC is mainly active in the domain of mobile applications and software security technologies. Research focuses on the design, development and analysis of security demanding applications, while closing the gap between academic research and industrial applications. MSEC is part of the research group imec-DistriNet.

The research group has gained expertise in many key technologies in the field of mobile systems and security. Mobile platforms of interest are smart and SIM card technologies, smartphone and tablets devices and IoT components. Within the domain of security, the group focuses on the integration of complex building blocks for security in advanced electronic servivces. Examples are advanced authentication technologies, privacy enhancing technologies, hardware backed platforms for increased security, identity management technologies and mechanisms for secure storage. The group also focuses on system level approaches to inspect the security in complex systems such as IoT environments, industrial control systems and critical infrastructure.


The SPITE-project - Security and Privacy in Internet of Things environments -aims at finding appropriate solutions for realizing advanced access controlin an Internet-of-Things (IoT) setting. The new mechanisms allow forincreased flexibility, adaptability and security by making use of IoT devicesto ’trustworthily’ determine the user’s context, and based on this contextadapting the required authentication procedure and the prevailing authorizationrules. Moreover, some of the solutions can be applied to protect a subset of the IoTdevices managed by the user.


We are looking for enthusiastic candidates in the possession of a Master degree in computer science or similar.Applications should contain a C.V., a cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, names and contact information for up to three references (letters of recommendation can be included to strengthen further the application).


Full-time employment as a doctoral student starting April 1 (or later) for a period of one year with renewal after positive evaluation. In addition you are required to start with the Arenberg Doctoral School program and supervise students during the lab/exercise sessions of the Bachelor and/or Master in Engineering Technology.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Vincent Naessens, tel.: +32 9 331 66 13, mail: vincent.naessens@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than July 15, 2017 via the

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