Prevent attacks of resource allocation functions in dynamic networks such as 5G/6G
Position Details (PhD)
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
The doctoral student shall perform research and teaching within the computer security area. Especially, the doctral student shall perform research on attacks of resource allocation functions in dynamic networks such as 5G/6G. This means to investigate how machine learning based resource allocation functions might be influence by different types of attacks. In the next step, the student will investigate how to detect and/or prevent such attacks. The research method will be a combination of system studies, simulations and experiemental research.
The research project is funded by ELLIT and a research project which is a collaboration between Lund and Linköping Universities.
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Electrical Engineering if the applicant has:
- at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical engineering, or
- a MSc in Engineering in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering mathematics, nanoengineering, engineering physics or information and communication engineering.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
- Very good programming development skills and to work with complex computer and communication systems.
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:
- Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
- An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
- Written and oral communication skills
- Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.
Other assessment criteria:
- Completed courses and/or master thesis work within computer security and/or cryptology.
- Industrial experience.
- Documented software development skills.
- Machine learning skills.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.
Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years.
A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).