NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Research Fellow, Hardware Security and Trust Assurance

Location
Singapore
Posted
03 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2020
Ref
R00003030
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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