5 Postdoc positions in Information Technology, Sweden

    5 Postdoc positions in Information Technology, Sweden

    Five postdoctoral researchers with a focus on “IT for a Sustainable and Secure Society”, at Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden


    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)5
    Research Area– Human-computer interaction
    – Computer Science
    – Scientific Computing
    – Computer Systems
    – Civil infrastructure systems
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Information Technology
    Uppsala University
    Sweden
    Contract Period2 years
    Starting dateAs soon as possible

    Qualifications

    To qualify for an employment as a postdoc you must have a PhD degree or a degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Proficiency in English (spoken and written) is required.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The position is focused on research in the described research project, and includes a limited amount of teaching and departmental duties, but not more than 20%.

    Research projects

    Project 1: The Division of Visual Information and Interaction

    (https://www.it.uu.se/research/visual_information_and_interaction?lang=en) hosts research activities ranging from social robotics, image processing, and human computer interaction (HCI), and the proposed postdoc will be instrumental in building the division’s profile in HCI and sustainability. Research will include fieldwork and critical analysis on topics such as online services, thermal comfort, smart devices, or rural communities.  Equally, the postdoc will contribute to the development of research at the intersection of digital technologies, everyday practices and energy demand/carbon emissions.
    Requirements: A PhD degree in human-computer interaction; or a PhD degree which addresses energy/sustainability from a related field such as design, sociology or human geography.  Direct experience using qualitative methods (e.g. interviewing) in your own research as well as experience from computer science and an IT perspective on sustainability are meriting.

    Duties/Project description:

    The Division of Visual Information and Interaction host research activities ranging from social robotics, image processing, and human computer interaction (HCI), and the proposed postdoc will be instrumental in building the division’s profile in HCI and sustainability.  Research will include fieldwork and critical analysis on topics such as online services, thermal comfort, smart devices, or rural communities.  Equally, the postdoc will contribute to the development of research at the intersection of digital technologies, everyday practices and energy demand/carbon emissions.

    Documents required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.


    Contact: Robin Strand (Robin.Strand@it.uu.se) or Mike Hazas (Mike.Hazas@it.uu.se)

            For complete advertisement and application info click here (UFV-PA  2021/1571)

    Project 2: The project at the Computing Science Division

    (https://www.it.uu.se/research/computing_science) addresses sustainability and security concerns computationally, for the social good. Each applicant must outline a project in one of the following areas: either (1) social data science for the analysis of online disinformation; or (2) cybersecurity using formal methods, e.g., mathematical modelling and specification, verification, protocol analysis, interactive or automated theorem proving, or language-based security.
    Requirements: A PhD degree in Computer Science or a related subject, or a PhD in a computational discipline related to Data Science. A requirement for employment is documented experience, depending on the choice of area for the research project, of either • formal methods and/or proof assistants; experience in cybersecurity is meriting OR • social media and online data research, either method development or computational analysis; experience in studying online information disorders is meriting.

    Duties/Project description:

    The project at the Computing Science Division addresses sustainability and security concerns computationally, for the social good. Each applicant must outline a project in one of the following areas: either (1) social data science for the analysis of online disinformation; or (2) cybersecurity using formal methods, e.g., mathematical modelling and specification, verification, protocol analysis, interactive or automated theorem proving, or language-based security.

    Documents required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.


    Contact: Joachim Parrow (Joachim.Parrow@it.uu.se) or Pierre Flener (Pierre.Flener@it.uu.se)

            For complete advertisement and application info click here(UFV-PA 2021/1572)

    Project 3: The area of the project is Scientific Computing

    (https://www.it.uu.se/research/scientific_computing?lang=en) in a broad sense and sustainability or security. We expect the successful candidate to suggest a project, e.g., in one of the following areas: energy efficient computational methods, computational methods for sustainable energy production (fusion, wind, solar), computational methods relating to sustainable technologies (carbon sequestration, spintronics), privacy-preserving machine learning methods for federated data analysis, computational methods for sustainable plant and animal breeding.
    Requirements: A PhD degree in Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics, or Computer Science.

    Duties/Project description:

    The project at the Computing Science Division addresses sustainability and security concerns computationally, for the social good. Each applicant must outline a project in one of the following areas: either (1) social data science for the analysis of online disinformation; or (2) cybersecurity using formal methods, e.g., mathematical modelling and specification, verification, protocol analysis, interactive or automated theorem proving, or language-based security.

    Documents required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.


    Contact: Emanuel Rubensson (Emanuel.Rubensson@it.uu.se)

            For complete advertisement and application info click here (UFV-PA 2021/1573)

    Project 4: Security aspects in hardware, software, or their combination

    This research project will focus on the security of computer systems, and connects to the ongoing research at the Division of Computer Systems (https://www.it.uu.se/research/computer_systems?lang=en). It can include, among others, research on security of hardware architectures with speculative execution, of computer networks, protocols, of the Internet of Things, of critical software, or of embedded systems. The precise research plan will be defined by the postdoc together with the researchers of the division.
    Requirements: A PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems, Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

    Duties/Project description:

    This research project will focus on the security of computer systems, and connect to the ongoing research at the Division of Computer Systems. The project can include, among others, research on security of hardware architectures with speculative execution, secure computer networks and protocols, the Internet of Things, critical software, or embedded systems. The research can cover modelling, design, analysis, or implementation techniques related to security. The mentioned areas are represented by the research groups of the division, and a precise research plan will be defined by the postdoc together with the groups; research that spans multiple groups is possible and encouraged.

    Documents required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.


    Contact: Philipp Rümmer (Philipp.Ruemmer@it.uu.se)

            For complete advertisement and application info click here (UFV-PA 2021/1574)

    Project 5: Civil infrastructure systems

    (https://www.it.uu.se/research/systems_and_control) comprise a physical network supporting material flow and a computer network that enables monitoring and control. Extreme weather and malicious actors threaten both. Depending on the applicant’s interest, the project focus may be on either (i) how security incidents propagate through the network structures and affect the physical system’s operation, or (ii) how machine learning can be used to improve extreme weather forecasts on time scales of weeks to months.
    Requirements: A PhD degree in Automatic Control, Machine Learning, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics, or Dynamical Systems.

    Duties/Project description:

    Civil infrastructures provide e.g. electricity, gas and oil, water and wastewater, communication and transportation. Civil infrastructure systems comprise two interlacing networked structures, where the physical one supports material flow (water, heat, electricity, etc), and the digital one carries the information flow as well as  enables the monitoring and control of the physical equipment and processes. Extreme weather and malicious actors threaten both. Digital networks are susceptible to cyber-attacks that corrupt the information flows and compromise the overall system performance. Extreme weather events such as flooding, landslides or fire can devastate the physical infrastructure.

    Depending on the applicant’s interest, the project focus may be on either (i) how security incidents propagate through the network structures and affect the physical system’s components and operation, or (ii) how spatio-temporal machine learning can be used to improve extreme weather forecasts on time scales of weeks to months, by using e.g. probabilistic programming or differentiable programming to create hybrid models that combine physics with machine learning.

    Documents required

    • A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
    • A curriculum vitae (CV).
    • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into Swedish or English).
    • A list of publications.
    • Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
    • A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
    • Contact information for two references.


    Contact: Stefan Engblom (Stefane@it.uu.se)

            For complete advertisement and application info click here(UFV-PA 2021/1575)

    About Research project

    To support research in these critical areas, the Department of Information Technology has decided to make a joint effort to recruit five postdoctoral researchers with a focus on “IT for a Sustainable and Secure Society.”

    We will employ up to five postdocs, one for each of the research projects specified below. The applications will be handled and ranked in relation to each project, and an applicant may apply for more than one project.

    About the Department

    The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education in a wide spectrum of areas, from construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4,000 students take one or more courses at the department each year.

    Official advertisement

    Up to 5 Post-docs in IT for a sustainable and secure society

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)