We invite applications for fully funded PhD positions under the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies (ADVANCE CRT: http://advance-crt.cs.ucc.ie/). The ADVANCE CRT is an interdisciplinary centre at the intersection of information and communication technologies and society.
We are motivated by a society where ubiquitous, high-speed communication networks enable, and increasingly dominate, our family, social and working lives. These networks enable an ever-increasing range of human-to-machine and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication applications in the Internet of Things. This expanding hyper-connectivity will create new communication, sensing and control services, and forms of interconnectivity and services between people and Things in ways we cannot yet fully envisage. Our vision is to train the next generation of researchers who will seek solutions to the technical and societal challenges of global hyper-connectivity between large numbers of People and Things. The ADVANCE CRT aims at increasing the number of female researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and has strong targets for gender equality.
Considering the importance of cybersecurity in today’s world and sheer amount of data we now produce each day on the web, there is an increasing potential for substantial contribution in cybersecurity using machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques. I am looking for candidate interested in topics related to Natural Language Processing /Machine Learning/Deep Learning for CyberSecurity. Below is a list of potential topics (however, I am open to other topics) for the Phd position.
1. Automatic Threat Intelligence Extraction from Unstructured Sources
2. Source Code Vulnerability Analysis
3. Phishing Identification in social Media and other platforms
4. Vulnerability Exploit Prediction
5. Cyber Event Forecasting by Discovering Signals from Web
6. Automatic Identification of Indicators of Compromise
7. Characterizing Activity on the Dark Web
8. Incident Response Facilitation using Automatic Text Processing
Basic Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours undergraduate degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Social Science. Other qualifications in disciplines related to listed research areas will also be considered. Non-native English speakers are required to hold a valid IELTS (or equivalent) certificate demonstrating at least a score of 6.5 overall with a score of not less than 6 in all parts.
Host Institute: RÍOMH Research Group, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland
The call deadline is Friday, 21st February, 2020 at 5pm
For further particulars on the studentships please refer to: http://advance-crt.cs.ucc.ie/
If you are interested in this position, please contact me with a detailed cv at firstname.lastname@example.org