The CS department at the University of Helsinki is building up a new secure systems research group in our NODES research unit. The initial focus of the group will be on mobile security. We want to explore security and privacy problems of mobile users and develop solutions that are simultaneously secure, easy-to-use and cost-effective to deploy. In particular, we are interested in figuring out how to use the wealth of contextual and historical information on mobile devices can be used in novel ways to solve these problems. Prof. N. Asokan, who recently joined the department after a long career in industrial research laboratories at IBM and Nokia will be leading the group.
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher who will play an active role in building up the research program of the group. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity of helping to shape the direction of a new research group as it is being set up. The researcher will be identifying potential research topics, helping to organize research seminars on those topics, carrying out research, and advising student research.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes: You have recently completed (or are about to complete) a doctorate on a system security topic (e.g., platform security, network and protocol security) preferably focusing on mobility and mobile devices and users. You have a strong publication record. You also have research experience in one or more of the following areas: cloud computing, usability evaluations, user interaction design or data analytics. You enjoy and take pride in prototyping your research ideas and experimenting with them. You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English.