PhD Position on FPGA Design for network security in KU Leuven, Belgium

Designation/Position- PhD Position

KU Leuven, Belgium invites application for PhD Position on FPGA Design for network security from eligible and interested candidates 

About- KU Leuven, located in Belgium, is among the top European universities, ranked as the top university in the Reuters ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, international university that performs both basic and applied research. It is a highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary institution focused and committed to international excellence. KU Leuven actively works on this together with its research partners in Belgium and abroad. The university offers an academic education that is based on scientific research of high quality.

This project will be carried out as a PhD project within the group of Associate Professor dr. Nele Mentens. The applicant will be a member of the ES&S (Embedded Systems & Security) group on Campus Diepenbeek and the COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography) group in Leuven. This is the perfect setting to benefit from the decades of experience in data security and hardware design in both groups.

Research/Job Area- Electronics engineering or computer engineering

Project Title- FPGA Design for network security

Location- KU Leuven, Belgium

Eligibility/Qualification– Candidates must hold a master’s degree in electronics engineering or computer engineering, have good grades, experience in FPGA design and a keen interest in security. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate that they have developed their research skills during

their master’s studies. Adequate English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions is required.
The successful candidate will be offered a PhD fellowship to become part of our team to work towards a PhD. This full-time mandate has a duration of four years based on yearly contracts. The final goal will be obtaining a PhD after four years.
Job/Position Description- The applicant will participate in the FWO research project ESCALATE (Efficient and Scalable Algorithms for Large Flow Detection) in cooperation with and coordinated by ETH Zurich. The project starts on February 1 and has a duration of 4 years. The objectives of the project are two-fold:

(1) to develop novel algorithms for efficient in-network large-flow detection. This is important for QoS (Quality of Service) schemes and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) defense mechanisms.
(2) to decrease the detection overhead through FPGA acceleration, and to enable dynamic adaptation to flow distribution at run-time.
The applicant will mainly work on objective 2 in collaboration with the PhD student at ETH Zurich that will be working on objective 1.

How to Apply- You can apply for this job no later than November 09, 2018 via the online application tool.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [email protected]

For Contact- For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Nele Mentens, tel.: +32 16 32 50 63, mail: [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 09 November 2018

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