PhD Position in mobile privacy, security, and transparency

Internet Analytics Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The Internet Analytics Group headed by Dr. Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ invites applicants for two fully funded PhD positions.

At IAG, we do impactful and exciting research in the areas of privacy and security, regulatory compliance (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, COPPA), and network measurements. Our primary goal is to understand the Internet as a first step towards making it a better and safer place for everyone. We are passionate about doing research as we are driven by our own curiosity as Internet users.

Our studies have real-world impact. Our work has been featured in international media outlets (e.g., New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, WSJ, and many others) and has influenced several regulatory actions against abusive developers and tracking services, and patching several security and privacy vulnerabilities present in major mobile operating systems. As a member of the group, the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with top researchers from all over the world in a multi-disciplinary and international environment.

Candidates can contact Prof. Vallina-Rodriguez by email for additional information.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, software engineering, or a related field.

Skills Required:

  • Interest in making the Internet a safer and better place.
  • Good development skills (you might need to build innovative systems for getting empirical data!)
  • Experience in network measurements or software analysis are a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem solving skills.
  • Very good organization and communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.

The selected student will be supervised by Dr. Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

This contract is cofounded by the project “TRUST aWARE: Enhancing Digital Security, Privacy and TRUST in softWARE” (Grant Agreement number 101021377), funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 program call H2020-SU-DS-2020.
This contract can be cofounded by the ESF only during those periods in which the contract is not funded by other European funds that may be incompatible with the ESF.

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2023].
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: June 14th, 2023 23:59 AoE (15 June 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ