2 PhD Positions: (SFI Personal Voice Assistant Security and Privacy (PVASec) 523 views

The School of Computer Science & IT (CSIT) at University College Cork (UCC) is inviting applications for 2 PhD Studentship Positions in (SFI Personal Voice Assistant Security and Privacy (PVASec).

About the project:
  • The project PVASec: Personal Voice Assistant Security and Privacy aims to advance our understanding of security and privacy issues in the PVA context. The project will make contributions in four closely related work areas:
  • PVA Privacy: methods for recording consent management, methods for recording tracking, new insights into information disclosure;
  • PVA Security: methods for speaker authentication, methods to detect voice command injection;
  • PVA Denial of Service (DoS): analysis of acoustic DoS and design of detection methods and countermeasures;
  • PVA Acoustic Sensing: acoustic sensing approaches, detection and countermeasures for acoustic sensing.
  • The appointed persons will be expected to make contributions to the progress of the project, working closely with the Principal Investigator Professor Utz Roedig, Post-Doctoral Researchers and with academic and industry collaborators.
  • Applications from candidates with expertise and interest in areas such as cybersecurity, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), signal processing or acoustic localisation. Ideal candidates will also have experience of experimental methods, laboratory testbeds and systems programming are encouraged.


  • Applicants should hold good honours undergraduate or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, or other relevant research areas.
  • Applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in both theoretical analysis and practical system design, with a keen interest in cybersecurity, signal processing, machine learning, automatic speech recognition, acoustics, localization and related areas.


Applications to be sent by email to Mary Noonan at m.noonan@cs.ucc.ie and must include “PhD PVASec Application” in the subject line and the applications must include, in PDF format only:

  • Full CV;
  • A transcript of results for all university level modules and courses;
  • Abstract describing final year undergraduate project or MSc project (One-page)
  • Abstract describing relevant work experience (if applicable)- One-page
  • Statement explaining interest in research- One-page
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University College Cork (UCC)
Country Ireland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 30 Sep 2020

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 19 Jobs
  • Address Ireland

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