Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Interacting Urban Networks, Dr. Saif Eddin Jabari

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 May 2023
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14 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Center for Interacting Urban Networks at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on robust defenses against adversarial and backdoor attacks on different types of neural networks, especially graph neural networks, which can be used in transportation modeling and connected autonomous vehicles.

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

The appointment will be for two years, and extensions to longer terms are possible upon review.

The terms of employment for these positions include a very competitive salary with additional attractive benefits, including generous housing allowance, medical insurance with access to world-class facilities, annual home leave allowance, and (if applicable) dependent private school fees. Salaries are tax-free in the UAE (for US tax, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be used). The researchers will have dedicated funds for traveling, computing, publications, and access to excellent world-class research facilities. 

The preferred starting date is Summer 2023, but earlier dates are also possible based on the excellence of the candidate and the processing steps. The review of applications will start on January 30, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.

For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format.

Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed to Prof. Saif Eddin Jabari ( ) and Prof. Muhammad Shafique ( ).


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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