PhD Position in IAM and Access Analytics for Cloud-Native Applications

Catholic University of Leuven Department of Computer Science

Belgium

 
DistriNet is an international research group with extensive expertise in secure & distributed software. Embedded in the department of Computer Science of KU Leuven, DistriNet brings together a substantial critical mass of +/- 90 researchers, including 12 full-time professors, 10 permanent research staff members, 11 postdoctoral researchers, and about 60 PhD researchers. The conducted research is systems-centric, always application-driven and often performed in close collaboration with industry (e.g. in industrial automation, healthcare, transport & logistics). The know-how of DistriNet formed the basis of multiple spin-off companies (https://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/spinoffs/). Within DistriNet, a team of researchers focuses on application-level access control, authorization, auditing, and access analytics, etc. We are now looking for new colleagues to work on any of the topics mentioned below.

Project

Your research will focus on Identity and Access Management (IAM), as well as on access control analysis with a focus on access analytics in next generation distributed applications and cloud-native applications. 

The specific topic is to be agreed and can include any of the following:
  • Detection and analysis of use, overuse, misuse and abuse of privileged accounts
  • Analysis and assessment of application-level access control
  • Development-time, deploy-time and runtime-time analysis of application-level access control
  • In-line and out-of-band analysis of access control decisions and audit trails
Your research may lead to a PhD trajectory in computer science, but this is not a mandatory objective. 

Profile

If you share our strong interest in this research topic and if you have
  • a master in computer science or equivalent
  • optionally some industry experience
  • an analytical mind and strong technical skills
  • a team player attitude and the capability to work in an international research team
  • excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

then you might be the researcher we are looking for.

Offer
  • a supportive and collaborative team in which you can develop know-how and expertise in state-of-the-art technologies
  • the opportunity to build up research and innovation skills that are essential for a future career in industrial as well as academic research and development environments
  • support in the further development of your competences to analyze strategic research problems and to architect and evaluate innovative solutions with industrial applicability
  • an international and multicultural working environment at the KU Leuven High Tech Campus
  • the foreseen start date is between April 1 and October 1

Interested?

For more information please contact Mr. Bert Lagaisse, tel.: +32 16 32 78 55, mail: bert.lagaisse@kuleuven.be or Mr. Davy Preuveneers, tel.: +32 16 32 78 53, mail: davy.preuveneers@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than April 30, 2020 via the
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: April 30, 2020
  • Tags: Computerwetenschappen


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