Research Fellow in Machine Learning for Cyber Security

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Ref
0050872
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

  • Bring your expertise in Machine Learning and Cyber Security to an exciting, collaborative research project
  • Join Australia’s top-ranked Computer Science School and grow your research career
  • 2.5 year fixed-term contract, located in our world-leading innovation precinct

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen MSE’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) We are international research leaders with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations.

At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find curious people, big problems, and plenty of chances to create a real difference in the world.

The Opportunity

Melbourne School of Engineering is seeking an emerging academic with a strong record of research in Machine Learning to contribute to an exciting ARC project focussed on cyber security. The role joins a collaborative team including investigators from RMIT and Deakin University and will conduct independent and co-operative research. There may also be opportunities to undertake teaching and contribute to other departmental activities.

The project is titled Learning the Focus of Attention to Detect Distributed Coordinated Attacks, the focus of this project is to devise a suite of novel attention mechanisms that can focus the search of machine learning techniques for cyber security. There are 3 key aims to the project:

  • Develop methods that incorporate threat intelligence to provide a temporal focus of attention in the search for emerging network-based attacks;
  • Devise algorithms for dynamically sharing evidence between different networks to provide a spatial focus of attention in the collaborative detection of large-scale distributed attacks;
  • Develop a theory for embedding a focus of attention explicitly in deep representation learning for event clustering and correlation in security analytics.

The role will be located in our world-leading digital and data science innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect - working from home in the first instance.

About You

You will be passionate about your research area and motivated to produce high-quality outcomes for the project. You will bring an outstanding background in Machine Learning and ideally exposure to cyber-security, especially network-based attacks. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable to you to develop relationships with both internal and external partners.

You Will Have

  • A PhD in computer science or a relevant discipline; either completed or submitted;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research in machine learning and security analytics;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following areas will be highly regarded - deep representation learning and other deep learning methods, graph neural networks, anomaly detection and clustering (especially for graphs), attention-based neural networks;

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, upload your CV and complete the application form.

Please note that we are only able to accept applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions.

While we review your application, get to know us by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-mse/why-join-mse

Position Description

Applications close: 19 Aug 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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