Research Associate DADA project

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position on Privacy Protocols and Machine Learning aspects of the home IoT environment on the EPSRC DADA (Defence Against Dark Artefacts) Project (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R03351X/1) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham, with a focus on edge computing, Internet of Things, and designing and implementation of...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00461
  • Date posted 15 October 2018
  • Closing date 29 October 2018

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position on Privacy Protocols and Machine Learning aspects of the home IoT environment on the EPSRC DADA (Defence Against Dark Artefacts) Project (http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R03351X/1) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham, with a focus on edge computing, Internet of Things, and designing and implementation of security and privacy protocols and machine learning algorithms.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Produce device traffic traces representative of the IoT-enabled home;

  • Apply statistical summarisation and machine learning techniques to those traces to produce compact

  • representations of each device’s profile,

  • Develop and prototype mechanisms for pseudonymously sharing and aggregating device profiles in a privacy-preserving fashion

  • Engage with the other team members in design and conduct of experiments assessing the interaction of Users with IoT devices

  • Engage with the open-source community for application development;

  • Publish original research in relevant journals and conferences

  • Assist with impact and public engagement activities involving industry, students, open-source community 

Essential requirements


  • PhD or DMA equivalent degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematic

  • Experience conducting studies with IoT and/or networked system

  • Development with C/Python/OCaml/iOS/Android/Go or other system/ML environments

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380-£35,061 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Hamed Haddadi at h.haddadi@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms Sarah Wissing at s.wissing@imperial.ac.uk

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