[TYPES/announce] PhD and Postdoc Positions, Computer Security, George Washington

Michael Clarkson clarkson at gwu.edu
Thu Dec 15 14:14:54 EST 2011

The George Washington University
Department of Computer Science
PhD and Postdoctoral Positions

The Systems & Security Group at The George Washington University in
Washington, DC, is looking for scholars with a desire to advance
the field of computer security.  We have funded PhD and postdoctoral
positions available starting in Fall 2012.

The successful applicant will work with Prof. Michael Clarkson and the
large cybersecurity community in DC to advance the state of the art in
the scientific foundations of computer security.  See
http://faculty.cs.gwu.edu/~clarkson for more information.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Science of security
- Foundations of security policies
- Quantification of security
- Implementation of secure systems
- Information flow
- Authorization logic
- Language-based security
- Electronic voting
- Applied cryptography

GW is enjoying an exciting time of substantial growth.  The university
is investing about $400 million in science and engineering, including a
new 500k sq. ft. research complex and 32 new engineering faculty hires
since 2008.  Cybersecurity is a major priority at GW.

Applicant profile:
- Strong programming and mathematical ability
- Excellent spoken and written English
- For PhD position:
    1) Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics,
       or a related field
    2) Exposure to security, programming languages, or systems
- For postdoc position:
    1) PhD in computer science (completed or about to be completed)
    2) Strong research background in security, programming
       languages, or systems

Location and salary:
- Downtown Washington, DC, USA, just four blocks from the White House
- Research will be conducted at the Systems & Security Group lab
- Salary is extremely competitive

PhD application:
- First, applicants must apply to GW:
- Second, send the following materials as a single PDF by email to
  Prof. Michael Clarkson <clarkson at gwu.edu>:
     1) brief cover letter describing your background
     2) curriculum vitae
     3) one-page statement of future research interests
- Deadline:  January 15, 2012 for admission in August 2012
- More information about the GW CS PhD program can be found here:

Postdoc application:
- Send the following materials as a single PDF by email to
  Prof. Michael Clarkson <clarkson at gwu.edu>:
     1) cover letter describing your background and research experience
     2) curriculum vitae
     3) research statement
- Arrange to have two letters of reference emailed to the same address
- Deadline:  February 15, 2012 for full consideration
- Start date:  July 1, 2012 at the earliest
- Duration: 1 year or more, depending on funding availability

Michael Clarkson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
The George Washington University
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.seas.upenn.edu/pipermail/types-announce/attachments/20111215/d6629ce2/attachment.html>

More information about the Types-announce mailing list