The Semantics, Cybersecurity and Services (SCS) group at the University of Twente is looking for a researcher/postdoc to join the research team, working at the intersection of AI and cybersecurity. The position is embedded in a project, in collaboration with Accenture Labs, that aims to investigate the adoption of AI and semantic analysis techniques for threat analysis, detection, and response. Within this project, the candidate will research, design, and develop novel AI-based approaches to automatically analyze cyberthreats, assess their semantics and risks, and reason about response actions. The candidate will be appointed full-time for a period of one year, after which a contract extension will be evaluated. There are also possibilities to be appointed for a shorter amount of time, e.g., six months.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application before April 15 via the ‘Apply now’ button below and include:
- A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for a research position in this area.
- A detailed Curriculum Vitae, including any publications if applicable, academic awards and your working experience.
- An academic transcript of MSc education, including grades.
For more information, please contact dr.ir. Andrea Continella (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Giancarlo Guizzardi (email@example.com).
About the department
Digitalization brings many new opportunities for businesses and governments by fostering the development of innovative online services. However, this development also brings new challenges, notably in terms of intelligence, interoperability, security, and privacy. The mission of the Semantics, Cybersecurity and Services (SCS) group is to advance the development of innovative online services with improved quality through context-alignment and with reduced security and privacy threats.
SCS is part of the Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR), a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity. The mission of TUCCR is to strengthen the security and digital sovereignty of our society by performing top-level research on real-world data, systems, and network security challenges. To achieve significant societal impact, TUCCR combines technical, socio-economic, and ethical know-how and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from security labs, testbeds, and data lakes.
About the organisation
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.