IoT/OT systems represent the fusion of cutting-edge technology with the critical operations of businesses and industries. The consequences of system outages due to cyberattacks can be financially devastating and jeopardize the very existence of enterprises. Ensuring the perpetual availability, reliability, and security of these systems is paramount, even in the face of determined adversaries.
Your research will center around the identification of anomalies in IoT/OT system execution, a complex task with far-reaching implications. These anomalies may stem from software glitches, sensor malfunctions, or security breaches, and your work will be instrumental in guaranteeing the trustworthiness of these systems. You will be tasked with monitoring intricate, heterogeneous, and autonomous modules, tracking their interactions to fortify the reliability, security, and performance of these systems.
Our project's goal is to improve the dependability of critical digital infrastructures. CAL strives to unravel the intricacies and complexities of IoT/OT systems, culminating in the development of early warning systems capable of detecting anomalies and quantifying their potential consequences.
As a PhD student, you will be part of a dynamic team, both within and beyond our department, collaborating closely with Cisco Systems Inc. across multiple locations (Netherlands, France, and the USA). Your mission is to push the boundaries of science, developing practical, real-world solutions that will form the basis of your doctoral dissertation.
Your PhD assignment is a unique opportunity to dissect the reliability challenges inherent in IoT/OT systems. Drawing from your analysis and groundbreaking research, you will craft a prototype system designed to overcome these deficiencies. Your journey will require a deep understanding of distributed systems, expertise in AI/ML techniques, and familiarity with operating system architectures.Your profile
We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified PhD student to contribute to our cutting-edge research in the security of IoT and OT systems. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and attributes:
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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.Want to know more? Bosch, H.G.P. (Peter)
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Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.Step 3
1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.Step 4
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The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.Your Colleagues Bosch, H.G.P. (Peter)
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