We are seeking a Research Associate/Post Doc in the Department of Computing and Cyber Security to assist in research with a focus on two main research areas - Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) research is entrenched on smart autonomous cars. Next generation cars will largely depend on V2V and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications. The communication protocols and technologies for secure and reliable communication between V2V, V2I, and V2Cloud, basically Vehicle to Everything (V2X) need significant research. However, for conducting impactful research in this complex area where Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles intersect together as Internet of Vehicles (IoV) require cutting-edge technology and computing resources.
Another research area associated with this position is Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) which provide much richer functionality, efficiency, autonomy and reliability than manually controlled and loosely coupled systems. However, they also create inherent vulnerabilities related to privacy, security, robustness and reliability of the underlying components and as a whole system. In the coming years, cryptography will become integral to CPS; from the controller of a braking system, to server and client computers, to handheld, portable, and wireless devices, all interacting devices will have to be capable of encrypting and decrypting or signing and verifying messages. That is to say, without exception, all networked computers and devices must have cryptographic layers implemented, and must be able to access cryptographic functions in order to provide security features. Furthermore, general-purpose (platform-independent) as well as special-purpose software implementing cryptographic functions on embedded devices are needed. The research associate will conduct research in the CRI grant research areas, with a main focus on areas specified above.
Internal Number: R-037228
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