Research assistant (f/m/d) Institute for Computer Science Cybersecurity and AI Group
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik - Institut für Informatik Cybersecurity and AI Group (former Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group)
3 positions Research assistant (m/f/d)
Full-time job, Limited to 31.07.2024, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU Reference code: WiMi TinyPart
The Cybersecurity and AI Group at Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is directed by Gerhard Wunder and supported by Bundesdruckerei GmbH (former Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group). Main working areas are AI, deep learning and information theory for security, privacy and identity with application in IoT, 6G, block chains, post-quantum codes, deep fake detection, data base compression and many more.
You can find further details at http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/inf/groups/ag-comm/index.html.
Within the new German-French research cooperation “TinyPART” THREE PhD candidate positions are offered in the fields of either deeply embedded IoT software, or differential privacy und lightweight cryptography, or federated deep learning to create a comprehensive toolset for IoT data protection. The PhD candidates will contribute to the theoretical foundations, design, and experimental validation of mechanisms enabling (i) embedded software module sandboxing, e.g. provable memory isolation and containerization of possibly scripted code (e.g. Python), (ii) provably privacy-oriented pre-processing of IoT data as well as cyber-secure communication protocols, e.g. to provision updates over the low-power network, and (iii) privacy-preserving, federated deep learning, and distributed inference using low-power IoT devices. TinyPART will thus leverage a decentralized, open source IoT embedded software platform fitting low-power devices and architectured for privacy-by-design and cybersecurity. In addition, candidates can contribute upstream to collaborative open source software (RIOT) and to standardization (IETF). Candidates are expected to co-author articles published in high-quality academic venues such as IEEE/ACM conferences and journals.
This PhDs are financed by the project TinyPART, involving partners Orange, Inria, Freie Universität Berlin, PHYSEC GmbH, Lille University. TinyPART is co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and by its French equivalent (ANR).
The third-party funded research project provides an opportunity to do a doctorate.
Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or similar
Profound theoretical knowledge in any of the above fields and good coding skills in either C, Python, TensorFlow (or PyTorch), TinyML. Experience in programming microcontrollers (Cortex-M, RISC-V etc.) as well as low-power wireless radios and network protocols for the embedded software development. General understanding of software quality and solid practice of source code and project management tools (Git, GitHub, Travis-CI, etc) is a plus. Ability and willingness to work and cooperate with the members of group.
All applications (including a short cover letter outlining your background, a detailed CV including possibly some references, and all relevant certificates) quoting the reference code should be sent
by e-mail in PDF format (preferably as one document) no later than September 20th, 2021 to Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Wunder:
email@example.com (cc: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Informatik
Cybersecurity and AI Group (former Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group)
Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Wunder
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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