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Job Description

We have 2 PhD Positions open in Distributed Statistical Learning in IoT with Adversarial Environments

Job Description:

In the emerging paradigms of cyberphysical systems (CPS) and internet-of-things (IoT), large quantities of data are constantly collected by numerous sensors that are often geographically dispersed or, to make the matters even more challenging, mobile. This makes concentrating the data at a central processing hub unfeasible due to constraints imposed on the network infrastructure, e.g., the energy budgets of the sensors, as well as the capacity of the communication channels, and security requirements. Thus, distributed processing of data over networks of machines/agents is essential for solving inference problems related to many CPS/IoT-based applications.

Current methods for distributed inference and learning are not adapted for operation in IoT systems with malicious adversaries, vulnerable to data falsification and susceptible to privacy leakage. The goal of this project is to develop distributed signal processing and machine learning algorithms that preserve privacy and are resilient to malicious disturbances, while still maintaining the operational goal of the IoT system, i.e., to effectively convert the data collected by myriads of agents/sensors into actionable intelligence.

Qualification requirements:

We seek two highly-motivated individuals who have

* strong background in mathematics and signal processing, and a research-oriented master thesis in a related field, e.g., statistical signal processing, information theory, statistical machine learning, multi-agent networked systems, applied mathematics, or optimization

* experience with programming

* good written and oral English language skills

Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage but is not a requirement.

Salary and conditions:

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Application submission:

For more information on the application submission and a detailed list of required documents, please follow the supplied link.

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NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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O.S. Bragstads Plass 2, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Closing Date
May 6, 2019