[Air-L] POST-DOCTORAL POSITION at University of Technology of Troyes, France

Babiga Birregah bbirregah at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 16:02:01 PDT 2012

Joint Research Unit in Sciences and Technologies for Risk Management

Université de technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie – BP 2060 – 10 010
Troyes Cedex


*Title: *Modelling and Simulation of Security for Mobile devices

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*Desired profile: *Doctorate in Computer Science/ Applied Mathematics

*Skills: *graph theory, algorithms, mathematical modelling (probabilistic
and statistical approaches, etc.),* *and information system security

*Organisational assignment*: The postdoctoral fellow will work in the
department HETIC (Man, Environment, Information Technology and
Communications), and the CNRS Joint Research Unit in Sciences and
Technologies for Risk Management (STMR).

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*Position availability*:  starting in October 2012

*Type of contract*:  1 year (with renewal possible based on performance)

*Type of funding*:  *European Regional Development Fund* (*ERDF*), project
CyNIC (Cybercrimes, Nomadism and eConomic Intelligence)

*Monthly salary*:  €2,190 gross

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*Context*:  Security for Mobile devices

For several years now, the use of mobile information devices has increased
on a major scale at both the corporate and private level. The problem of
information system security is a renewed concern. In fact, information
system security has long been based on a perimeter defence, focused on a
defined and controlled geographic area for a given information system.
However, with the massive advent of mobile devices and systems (portable
computers, mobile phones, smart phones, wireless networks and forthcoming
broadband service for mobile devices), companies will see a large portion
of their information system operations going beyond their physical borders.
This loss of data perimeter control, combined with the massive advent of
outsourcing systems such as cloud computing, virtualisation or green IT, is
forcing us to rethink security as it is today.

The CyNIC project funded by the Champagne-Ardenne region and the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to provide innovative solutions to
the problem of mobile devices security, and specifically for the new
generation of mobile phones named smart phones. The topics for research
involve preventing data leaks in the context of mobility, the design of
monitoring and diagnostic applications and software.

*Job responsibilities: *

-          Security for mobile terminals

-          State of the art for methods (statistics, fudging,
probabilistic, etc.) to detect the hacking of mobile terminals

-          Modelling of the interactions between the on-board applications
and the terminal, and between the applications themselves

-          Proposal of an approach to hacking detection

-          Tests and validations

The approach to be proposed as part of this post-doc position will be
integrated into an auditing and diagnostic application for mobile equipment

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*Other tasks depending on experience:*

-          Participation in related research projects.

*Contact: *

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Please send your application (detailed research CV and cover letter) by
e-mail to: marc.lemercier at utt.fr
to rida.khatoun at utt.fr

Interviews may be conducted via Skype or in person. Applications will be
reviewed until the position is filled.

For any information, please contact these address.

Université de technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie – BP 2060 – 10 010
Troyes Cedex

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