Monday, 7 July 2014

UNB - Post-doctorate in Information and Network Security

The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment and mitigation planning. Within this toolset a risk management methodology will be provided to support a process of identifying system threats and assessing the corresponding risks. The risk management toolset will also be equipped with means to trace and analyze roots of these threats for proper selection of follow-up mitigation strategies. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in one or both of following research areas:
  • Information and Network Security, and network technologies and tools.
  • Machine learning and data mining techniques and tools.


The following skills and experiences are very helpful:
  • Development under Linux operating system
  • Malware detection and analysis concepts and tools


Successful applicants will assist in one or more of following tasks:
  • Developing novel learning and mining techniques for malware detection and analysis
  • Develop security data-mining approaches for risk mitigation, automated understanding and predictive analytics.
  • Preparing technical documents and writing and submitting the research results for publication.


The post-doc appointment is for two years and can be extended for two more year depending upon the availability of funding.

Applications will be considered until the available position is filled. To apply send your curriculum vita that includes: 1) Research experience; two representative publications; proof of language proficiency (international applicants); and, contact information (email, address, phone) of three references to:

Ali Ghorbani
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566

Email: ghorbani@unb.ca

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