Research Assistant / Research Associates in Federated and Adversarial Machine Learning
Research Assistant/Associate to work on EU funded Musketeer project. Musketeer aims to create a federated and privacy preserving machine learning data platform, that is interoperable, efficient and robust against internal and external threats. Led by IBM the project involves 11 academic and industrial partners from 7 countries and will validate its findings in two industrial scenarios in smart manufacturing and health care. Further details...
Job listing information
- Reference ENG00916
- Date posted 19 July 2019
- Closing date 19 August 2019
Research Assistant/Associate to work on EU funded Musketeer project. Musketeer aims to create a federated and privacy preserving machine learning data platform, that is interoperable, efficient and robust against internal and external threats. Led by IBM the project involves 11 academic and industrial partners from 7 countries and will validate its findings in two industrial scenarios in smart manufacturing and health care. Further details about the project can be found at: www.musketeer.eu.
Duties and responsibilities
The main contribution of the RISS group to Musketeer project focuses on the investigation and development of federated machine learning algorithms robust against attacks at training and test time, including the investigation of new poisoning attack and defence strategies, as well as novel mechanisms to generate adversarial examples and mitigate their effects. The work also includes the analysis of scenarios where multiple malicious users collude to manipulate or degrade the performance of federated machine learning systems.
There will be opportunities to collaborate with other researchers and PhD students in the RISS group working on adversarial machine learning and other machine learning applications in the security domain.
To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong machine learning background with proven knowledge and track record in one or more of the following research areas and techniques:
- Adversarial machine learning.
- Robust machine learning.
- Federated or distributed machine learning.
- Deep learning.
- Bayesian inference.
Research Assistant applicants will have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e., Computing or Engineering. Research Associate applicants will have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e., Computing or Engineering.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, enjoy working in collaboratively and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in the relevant areas, including in prestigious machine learning and security journals and conferences.
The post is based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London on the South Kensington Campus. The post holder will be required to travel occasionally to attend project meetings and to work collaboratively with the project partners.
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In addition to completing the online application, you should also include:
- A full CV and list of publications
- A 1 page statement outlining why you think you would be ideal for this post.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum.
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