Vacancy Details

Research Associate-Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (10342) - External Vacancy

DescriptionResearch Associate-Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
Salary£32,958 - £36,001 per annum
Faculty/DepartmentFaculty of Technology
Closing Date12-Jan-2017

Summary of Role

In this EPSRC-funded project, we will investigate how privacy can be measured when designing new privacy-enhancing technologies. To achieve this, we will create a framework for the systematic evaluation of privacy metrics and evaluate privacy metrics in four application domains: vehicular networks, smart metering, social networks, and data publishing. We will evaluate the quality of existing privacy metrics, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and build on this evidence to propose new much stronger privacy metrics. We envision that our metrics will be used to evaluate new privacy-enhancing technologies and to analyse the trade-offs between privacy and utility or security.

You will be responsible for implementing the open source framework, including privacy metrics, metric strength indicators, adversary models, and user actions. In addition, you will be responsible for designing and executing experiments to evaluate privacy metrics and analysing the resulting data.

Please submit a DMU Application form to apply for this position with a CV and a supporting statement. The supporting statement should explain how you meet the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).

Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.

For more information, please contact Dr Isabel Wagner:

For the job description, person specification and further details please click on the Job Details link.

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