Openings

One Post-Doctoral and Multiple PhD Positions at Stevens Institute of Technology

The Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology in New York City is seeking applicants for multiple Postdoctoral Researcher and PhD Student positions in the area of systems security and formal methods. Stevens Computer Science is a rapidly expanding department and we are looking for talented young researchers to join. Successful applicants are expected to participate in a rigorous research program on topics such as software & network security, program analysis, formal verification, hardware & language-based security, and IoT security.

RESEARCH

Successful applicants will primarily work on a new research project, lead by Prof. Georgios Portokalidis: Attack Surface Reduction and Protection of Software Binaries. This project aims to develop novel methods and tools that can effectively and comprehensively reduce the attack surface and secure deployed applications. Successful applicants should have a combination of creativity, self-motivation, strong programming skills, and a desire to understand how systems and software work to devise practical solutions for improving their security and reliability. While we encourage all interested candidates to apply, knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Analysis methods for binaries (dynamic or static)
  • Software exploitation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Operating systems
  • Compilers & linkers

HOW TO APPLY

Postdoctoral Researcher applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. The term of the position is one year with an option to renew for up to three years. Starting date is negotiable (a preference will be given to those who can start immediately). Interested applicants should email a CV, and the names of three references with their email addresses and phone numbers to gportoka@stevens.edu or

PhD applicants must have BS degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. An MS degree is not required and students can start in the fall or spring semester. All PhD students are fully funded, including their tuition and a generous stipend. Interested applicants should email a CV to gportoka@stevens.edu and submit an application via http://www.stevens.edu/ses/cs/graduate/doctorate.