Research Associate

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Research Associate in the area of OT and IT Cybersecuity and Machine Learning to join our one-year internal funding. The project title is "Cyberthreat Mitigations for OT and IT Environments in the National Critical Infrastructure Sectors” and supervised by the primary investigator, Dr. Chan Yeob Yeun. This project requires designing, developing today’s nuclear cybersecurity program needs to be inclusive—that is, builds in all the regulatory, human/organizational, and technical elements—for a strong, multi-layered defense. This mission can be reflected in NCI-CyberRange.

Also, the use of multimodality signal data for personal identification and internal threat detection of the NCI Internet of Things can achieve near-perfect accuracy in an ideal condition. However, real-life galvanic skin response, facial expression, EEG and ECG data are often exposed to various types of noises and interferences. A reliable and enhanced identification method could be achieved by employing additional features from other biometric sources. This project, thus, proposes a novel robust and reliable identification technique grounded on multimodal biometrics, which utilizes deep learning to combine fingerprint, ECG and facial image data, particularly useful for identification and detection of intruders.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.

Operational Responsibilities

  • The research associate will be assigned the standard operational responsibilities which will include (as necessary): involvement in research center activities, arrange for meetings, searching e-libraries to identify books, articles or other publications; compiling, organizing, summarizing and/or presenting requested information; and conducting any other explorations, investigations, and studies relevant to furthering the research project.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The research associate will be asked, as necessary, to be involved in guiding a MSc student within the project.


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • MSc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering or a related filed.
  • One or more International Certificates is preferable on Machine Learning, Software development, Hacking

Required Experience

  • Excellent programming skills in Pythons, Java, and C++.
  • Excellent background in AI and Cybersecurity.
  • Good communication skills and work ethics.
  • Some industrial experience is desired but not required.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Research Associate
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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