2 PhD Student Positions: Computer Science, Umeå University 965 views

2 Ph.D. Student Positions in Computer Science with a focus on data privacy at the Umeå University.

Research topic: Privacy-aware transparent machine learning

Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking candidates for two Ph.D. student positions in Computer Science with a focus on data privacy.

Project description

  1. The Laboratory is developing machine learning algorithms that build data-driven models avoiding disclosure of private information and that are resistant to different types of attacks (t ex. transparency and membership attacks).
  2. The objective is to build statistical and machine learning models taking into account different types of privacy models (differential and integral privacy, k-anonymity), as well as different types of scenarios (centralized and decentralized data).

Required Qualifications

  1. The admission requirements for doctoral studies are a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits or have an equivalent education from abroad or equivalent qualifications.
  2. Good command of the English language, both written and spoken, are key requirements.
  3. Candidates are expected to have very good knowledge of programming, especially for implementing efficient algorithms, and of mathematics and/or statistics.
  4. Important personal qualities are, besides creativity and a curious mind, the ability to work both independently and collaborate in a group, and internationally.

Application Procedure

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  1. A cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information
  2. Updated curriculum vitae
  3. Reprints/copies of completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and other relevant publications, if any
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  5. Contact information for two persons willing to act as references
  6. Documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competencies.

Registration number: AN 2.2.1-1069-21

The deadline for application is August 22th, 2021.

Quick Overview—————
Organization Umeå University
Fellowship Level PhD
Country Sweden
Subject areas Mathematics, Statistics
Fellowship amount As per norms
Eligibility Master degree
Deadline August 22th, 2021
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