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PhD student project FORWARDT

PhD student project FORWARDT

The section Cybersecurity of the department Mathematics & Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening for a PhD student.
Position
PhD-student
Department(s)
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
FTE
1,0
Date off
13/05/2020
Reference number
V32.4332

Job description

The Forwardt project aims to improve the resilience of audio-video watermarks against so-called collusion attacks, where multiple attackers hold differently watermarked versions of the same content. We focus in particular on the challenges in real-world content delivery systems, e.g. multi-channel attacks and dynamic tracing.

The cat-and-mouse game of attack and defense gives rise to some highly nontrivial mathematics, involving combinatorics, coding theory, information theory and cryptography. The practical side is equally complex, with much work in progress on attack strategies, signal processing attacks, optimal code constructions, efficient decoding algorithms, and embedding methods.

The task of the PhD student will be to (i) design dynamic tracing algorithms to counter multi-channel attacks; (ii) attack and analyze these algorithms; (iii) try out untested approaches such as machine learning and countermeasures at the embedding layer.

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • a MSc in Mathematics, Computer Science, Theoretical Physics or a related discipline;
  • affinity with probabilistic methods;
  • good communicative skills in English, both written and oral.

Conditions of employment

We offer a PhD position on an exciting research topic taking place in a stimulating environment. Gross salary ranges from € 2.325 per month in the first year increasing up to € 2.972 in the fourth year. Eindhoven Technical University offers a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities).
 

For more information about the project or about the working conditions, please contact Dr. Boris Skoric by mail b.skoric[at]tue.nl

Information and application

The application should consist of the following parts:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copies of diplomas and a list of grades of your studies;
  • Names and addresses of two referees;
  • Proof of English language skills (if applicable).

Deadline for application: May 13, 2020.

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