Research Associate in the Center for Interacting Urban Networks CITIES, Dr. Saif Eddin Jabari

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Center for Interacting Urban Networks at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a research associate to work on certifiable defenses against adversarial attacks (namely, backdoors) on graph neural networks, specifically those used by autonomous vehicle classifiers.

The successful applicant will work on developing defenses with theoretical guarantees and testing them against state-of-the-art techniques in the literature and those used in practice.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in applied mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related field with demonstrable expertise in neural networks and software security. Candidates with expertise in information are particularly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email:


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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