Professor of Secure Software Design

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/). DistriNet has a solid track record in Secure Software Design, and is looking for new colleagues on several topics in this research domain.

Project

Security is an important software quality that must be addressed from the very start of the software development process, even before the first line of code has been written, to avoid the high costs associated to fixing severe secure design flaws later on. Important activities in this regard are eliciting security requirements and creating a secure software architecture and design, through techniques such as threat modeling, model-based security, the use of secure design patterns, and relating these with the source code of the software system.
The topic of your research is to be agreed and can include any of the following:
  • threat modeling
  • model-based security
  • secure design metrics
  • architectural reconstruction¬†
  • security requirements engineering
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 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. Koen Yskout, tel.: +32 16 37 26 08, mail: koen.yskout@kuleuven.be or Mr. Dimitri Van Landuyt, tel.: +32 16 32 76 50, mail: dimitri.vanlanduyt@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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