The Internet Technologies and Systems Chair headed by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, is seeking a PhD student to join his team of researchers working on data security and privacy.
The position is open to applicants interested in working on a PhD thesis on streaming data anonymisation in the personal healthcare area. The focus is on developing algorithms to protect against private data exposure scenarios that emerge in this context.
The PhD studentship will provide a tax-free stipend for 3 years. It also includes a budget to support publication at leading international conferences and journals, research equipment, as well as excellent working conditions.
The opening is suitable for a candidate with a Master’s degree with distinction (or equivalent university degree) in Computer Science. Candidates must have good skills in programming, linear algebra, and statistics. We also expect an eagerness to participate actively in teamwork, outstanding analytical skills, and a strong interest in current data security/privacy research.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. Fluency in German is desirable but not required. However, commitment to learning German is expected.
Complete applications must include:
- A research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the studentship (1-2 pages)
- Transcripts and degree certificates
- A detailed resume (CV) with contact details of 2 referees
Candidates need to meet all the prerequisites for admission to the PhD in IT Systems Engineering.
The position is available immediately. Complete applications should be submitted no later than 15 July 2019 as a single PDF file to Dr. Anne Kayem (anne.kayem(at)hpi.de).