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Research Fellow (102898-0620)

Full time (36.5 hours per week) Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, with the possibility to extend for up to 3 more years.

We are seeking 1 Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in the area of Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for a period of 12 months, with the possibility to extend for an additional 1-3 years. The start date can be negotiated for the successful candidate.

The position is available in connection with an EPSRC research grant of Dr Florin Ciucu and the main objective is to pursue cutting edge research in the area of stochastic queueing networks, and in particular to develop novel methods and tools for solving some fundamental open problems with profound practical implications; project partners include IBM Research, Microsoft Research, and VMware.

You will have a strong background in (applied) probability and stochastic processes. You will have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD in the relevant area.

You should provide with your application form a CV, including a list of publications, and a short statement highlighting your suitability for this post.

You will be formally based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

For further information, please contact Florin
(Florin)

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

JOB DESCRIPTION

To undertake cutting edge research in the area of stochastic queueing networks.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To carry out high quality research in the area of stochastic queueing networks and to publish results in leading international conferences and journals in computer science and mathematics.

2. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic conferences.

3. To assist in the organisation of research meetings with project partners.


The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will require to be flexible in your duties.
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 16:04

Senior Research Fellow (102897 - 0520)

Full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term contract until 31 March 2024.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow, who will take a leading role in the investigation of improving security in telecommunication systems, in particular, preventing caller ID spoofing in telecommunication networks without trusted third parties. You will work with Prof Feng Hao and Dr Adrian von Muhlenen on the 4-year EPSRC-funded project entitled “End to End Authentication of Caller ID in Heterogeneous Telephony Systems”. This is a more senior role for the two post-doctoral posts in the project. You should have mature post-doctoral research experience as evidenced by a solid track record of publications in top venues. You are expected to take the lead in the project and work collaboratively with other members in the team. The primary aim of this project is to provide reliable authentication of the caller ID for both SIP and SS7 telecommunication systems (landline, mobile and VoIP phones) without requiring any trusted third party, e.g., Certificate Authority in a Public Key Infrastructure. Additionally, we aim to protect the privacy of the call contents between two phone ends. We expect this project will supplement and contribute to the ongoing IETF effort in addressing the caller ID spoofing problem, but in contrast to the IETF’s STIR/SHAKEN solution, we aim to investigate a different approach that does not require any trusted third party or modify the existing telecommunication infrastructure. We also aim to develop research impact, by engaging with the public, standards bodies, and the industrial partners.

You will possess a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related math or engineering discipline. You should have a strong background in one of the following areas:
• System security
• Applied cryptography
• Human factors in cybersecurity

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven experience of writing peer-reviewed scientific articles. If you have relevant industry experience, that will be highly desirable.

Candidates should provide with their application form, a CV and a short cover letter. For further information or informal enquiries, contact Professor Feng Hao at feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk.

The expected start date is 1 September, 2020, but this is flexible.
JOB DESCRIPTION

To take a leading role in the investigation of improving security in telecommunication systems: in particular, the reliable authentication the caller ID without requiring any public key infrastructure, and end-to-end protection of the privacy of call content for landline, mobile and VoIP phones across the heterogenous telephone networks. In addition, this project aims to develop impact through engagement with standardization bodies and with the telecom industry via our industrial collaborators.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and scholarship

• To take a leading role in the investigation
• To carry out cutting-edge research in telecommunication system security and related areas
• To collaborate with other members in the team on a broad range of security research topics.
• To be an independent researcher as well as a willing collaborator in a team
• To attend and present research finding and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department.
• To assist in the organization of research meetings and public engagement events in areas relevant to the project.

Teaching and Learning Support

• Support the project lead in teaching activities, and may be involved in supporting teaching more widely in the department.
• Supervise postgraduate research students as part of the project (in conjunction with the academic investigators)

Administration and Other Activities

• Participate in relevant professional activities, such as peer review.
• To engage in continuous professional development.
• Ensure compliance with ethical handling of data and health and safety in all aspects of work.
• To contribute to the management of the project, through documenting research and engaging in quarterly reviews.
• Assist with administration in the context of the project, particularly data collection and data management
• May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
• Participate in and develop external networks, for example to identify sources of funding, generate income, obtain projects, or build relationships for future activities.
• The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

Academic Qualifications

• Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or related math or engineering discipline, with a strong background in one of the following areas:
o System security
o Applied cryptography
o Human factors in cybersecurity

Skills and Experience

• Work experience in telecommunication or related industry
• Good written and verbal communication skills and proven experience of writing peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Knowledge & Experience

• Proven ability and achievements in research, demonstrated by a high quality publications record or equivalent output.
• Proven contribution to research grant applications and the ability to generate external funding to support research projects.
• Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content.
• Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.
• Engaged in continuous professional development.
Mon 18 May 2020, 14:00

Research Fellow (103016 - 0520)

Full time (36.5 hours per week) 36-months fixed term contract with the possibility of being extended until 31 March 2024.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work on preventing caller ID spoofing in telecommunication networks without trusted third parties. You will work with Prof Feng Hao and Dr Adrian von Muhlenen on the 4-year EPSRC-funded project entitled “End to End Authentication of Caller ID in Heterogeneous Telephony Systems”. The primary aim of this project is to provide reliable authentication of the caller ID for both SIP and SS7 telecommunication systems (landline, mobile and VoIP phones) without requiring any trusted third party, e.g., Certificate Authority in a Public Key Infrastructure. Additionally, we aim to protect the privacy of the call contents between two phone ends. We expect this project will supplement and contribute to the ongoing IETF effort in addressing the caller ID spoofing problem, but in contrast to the IETF’s STIR/SHAKEN solution, we aim to investigate a different approach that does not require any trusted third party or modify the existing telecommunication infrastructure. We also aim to develop research impact, by engaging with the public, standards bodies, and the industrial partners.

You will possess a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related math or engineering discipline. You should have a strong background in one of the following areas:
• System security
• Applied cryptography
• Human factors in cybersecurity

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven experience of writing peer-reviewed scientific articles. If you have relevant industry experience, that will be highly desirable.

Candidates should provide with their application form, a CV and a short cover letter. For further information or informal enquiries, contact Professor Feng Hao at feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk.

The expected start date is 1 September, 2020, but this is flexible.
JOB DESCRIPTION

To undertake cutting-edge research to improve security in telecommunication systems: in particular, the reliable authentication the caller ID without requiring any public key infrastructure, and end-to-end protection of the privacy of call content for landline, mobile and VoIP phones across the heterogenous telephone networks. In addition, this project aims to develop impact through engagement with standardization bodies and with the telecom industry via our industrial collaborators.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and scholarship

• To carry out cutting-edge research in telecommunication system security and related areas.
• To collaborate with other members in the team on a broad range of security research topics.
• To be an independent researcher as well as a willing collaborator in a team.
• To attend and present research finding and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department.
• To assist in the organization of research meetings and public engagement events in areas relevant to the project.

Teaching and Learning Support

• Support the project lead in teaching activities, and may be involved in supporting teaching more widely in the department.
• Supervise postgraduate research students as part of the project (in conjunction with the academic investigators)

Administration and Other Activities

• Participate in relevant professional activities, such as peer review.
• To engage in continuous professional development.
• Ensure compliance with ethical handling of data and health and safety in all aspects of work.
• To contribute to the management of the project, through documenting research and engaging in quarterly reviews.
• Assist with administration in the context of the project, particularly data collection and data management.
• May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
• Participate in and develop external networks, for example to identify sources of funding, generate income, obtain projects, or build relationships for future activities.
• The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

Academic Qualifications

• Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or related math or engineering discipline, with a strong background in one of the following areas:
o System security
o Applied cryptography
o Human factors in cybersecurity

Skills and Experience

• Good written and verbal communication skills and proven experience of writing peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Knowledge & Experience

• Proven ability and achievements in research, demonstrated by a high quality publications record or equivalent output.
• Proven contribution to research grant applications and the ability to generate external funding to support research projects.
• Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content.
• Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.
• Engaged in continuous professional development.
Mon 18 May 2020, 13:38

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