Research Fellow, Hardware Security and Trust Assurance

03 Nov 2020
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03 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

A Research Fellow position is available in the Centre for Integrated Circuits and Systems (CICS), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work on a project to conduct the research on exploring and analyzing the security weaknesses of deep learning models and their hardware accelerator implementation 
  • Develop attack vectors to poison or extract sensitive DNN parameters, propose and develop effective countermeasures against adversarial attacks on edge DNN implementation
  • The work requires expertise and good knowledge in hardware security, VLSI/FPGA implementation, DNN model and security leakage analyses for development of attacks and countermeasures
  • Implement, analyze and test hardware/software to evaluate effectiveness of DNN accelerator attacks and countermeasures
  • Present and report findings to funding agency and during progress review meeting
  • Publish research results in top-tier international conferences and journals

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant research experience or thesis work related to hardware security, system security, machine learning, hardware implementation of deep learning model and adversarial attacks and defences 
  • Expertise in hardware security and security analyses
  • Experience in FPGA/IC design, and familiar with Synopsys and Cadence design tools   
  • Knowledge in deep learning model and digital image processing or computer vision preferred
  • Good publication track record in the above areas
  • Proficiency in basics of programming languages such as C, C++, Python and Matlab
  • Proficiency in popular machine learning frameworks such as Caffe, TensorFlow and PyTorch
  • Proficiency in Linux and Embedded development
  • Proficiency in English and technical communications

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