PhD student position in Secure and autonomous optical networks

PhD student position in Secure and autonomous optical networks

Arbetsbeskrivning

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrification.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs ”Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, ”Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and ”Communication Engineering”.

Read more at www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2

Information about the research
The Internet and the overall development of the digital information society is supported by the optical networks as the underlying critical comunication infrastructure. To enable the digital evolution and the emerging network services with stringent performance requirements, optical networks need to be programmable, flexible, agile and secure. To this end, the network should maintain a high degree of situational awareness and self-adaptability.

This project will investigate the achievable levels of secure and automated operation of optical networks by addressing the related theoretical and practical challenges. Cognitive network management based on data analytics and machine learning techniques will be at the center of this project. Security-enhancing optical network design and autonomous incident remediation mechanisms will be developed to guarantee security, privacy and trust. Multi-domain and multi-layer networking aspects will be investigated towards achieving end-to-end trustworthiness. Besides devising the novel solutions fundamental for achieving situational awareness and self-defense from malicious attacks targeting optical-layer security vulnerabilities, the project will also develop a framework for demonstrating and verifiying the autonomous optical network operation.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research in major journals and conferences.  Most of the research will be conducted in cross-disciplinary teams. In addition to the research responsibilities, the position includes teaching or other departmental duties of about 10 percent of full time.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
The applicant should have a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computing, Engineering Physics, or equivalent, with excellent knowledge of communication networks and mathematical modeling. High grades in the core courses are required (we generally accept only the top 10% of students, from well-ranked universities). Skills in mathematical modeling and analysis are essential. Experience in optical communications is not required, but you should have an interest in applying your skills to optical systems. Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential, as are good programming skills. Previous experiences in research, publications, and teaching are also advantageous.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
For more information and to apply, please go to: https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=7615&rmlang=UK

Application deadline: 1 st of May - 2020

The applications will be continuously screened and evaluated, so applicants are encouraged to submit applications at the earliest convenience.

For questions, please contact:
Assist. Prof. Marija Furdek,
Communication Systems,
furdek@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Sammanfattning

  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 2 platser
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 19 februari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 1 maj 2020

Besöksadress

412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg
None

Postadress

Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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