Associate Research Fellow, School of Computing and Information Technology

Wollongong, Australia
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed term, full-time appointment (three years)

The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) as a part of the School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is seeking for a full-time associate research fellow position to research Pro-Resilience: Game Theory and ML/AI-driven Data Analytics for Cyber Security project, which is jointly funded by SCIT and CSIRO Data61.

iC2 is one of the largest cybersecurity groups in Australia. As a leading research institute, iC2 conducts state-of-the-art research in cybersecurity and contributes to the enhancement of the security. UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. The University has established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade. Particularly, UOW is top-ranked among Australian universities in the ERA (2018) ranking with ERA score 5.

The applicant is expected to be equipped with good knowledge of ML/AI and self-motivated to solve real cybersecurity problems using their knowledge. Applicants who are willing to conduct interdisciplinary research in ML/AI and cybersecurity are encouraged to apply. The knowledge of cybersecurity is a plus but not mandatory for the position. Having a strong publication track record such as papers published in top rank cybersecurity or AI/ML conferences is an advantage.

The potential research topics include but not limited to the followings:

Autonomous Vulnerability Analysis: Vulnerability analysis using AI/ML and Game Theory with a minimum (or no) human intervention.

Adversarial Machine Learning: Identifying vulnerabilities in machine learning algorithms and developing feasible defence methodologies.

This position will be predominantly residing in Wollongong campus.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. 

For further information about this position, please contact Head of School, Senior Professor Willy Susilo at

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and believe gender equality is fundamental to achieving our goal of being in the top 1%. The University seeks to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) to address gender imbalance. As a recognised leader in gender equality, we offer professional development programs and promote a healthy work life balance.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 05/11/2019, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A: $78,470 - $91,934 + 17% superannuation
HR Contact: Ugo De Gori
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