Today, enterprise APPs are primarily written for cloud and the security of those APPs determines whether the enterprises hosting them are at risk of being hacked, their data held in ransomware or the APPs are under DDoS attack. What are we doing to protect that data? How can one track and trace such data? What data is going where in the cloud? Can we make data active and protect itself? Can we do something about ransomware? What is this the new DLP? These are just a few of the questions that need to be addressed for future applications.
We (University of Twente and Cisco jointly) are looking for Ph.D. students with a background in, or affinity with, (application) security, data management, and who wish to explore this problem statement. We expect such Ph.D. students to push the scientific boundary, provide practically realizable solutions, and finish their work with a Ph.D. dissertation. Candidates are expected to work at the University of Twente jointly in a larger team of other Ph.D. students and Cisco (Netherlands, France and USA) simultaneously while working with colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Paris.
- You are a MSc-level graduate in Computer Science, AI, electrical engineering or a related field;
- You have good communication skills and you have a strong interest in operating at the crossroads of different disciplines;
- You have an excellent command of English (C1; above IELTS 7 or equivalent) , and are fluent in languages such as Python, Go, Java, C/C++, etc;
- You have a strong interest and preferably experience in AI/ML, distributed systems, and cloud-native and shift-left paradigm;
- You are able to do independent research and have publication skills.
The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include:
- A fulltime PhD position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
- Full status as an employee at the UT, including pension and health care benefits.
- The salary will range from € 2.395 (1st year) to € 3.061,- (4th year) per month, plus a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
- A solid pension scheme;
- Excellent facilities for professional and personal development.
- As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the Twente Graduate School (TGS). Your work location is Enschede, but you will spend a part of your time at the Cisco offices (Amsterdam).
Bedrijfsprofiel Universiteit Twente
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the EEMCS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.
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