Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on Data Privacy
There is an exciting postdoc (research associate) opportunity at UNSW Canberra, Australia, to conduct cutting-edge research on data privacy, at the cross section of information theory and computer science. The postdoctoral fellowship is offered for 18 months and comes with an attractive salary package.

Qualified PhD graduates with relevant expertise and a strong research track record are encouraged to apply for this exciting fellowship opportunity with the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. 

A main research thrust in this project will be extending and meaningfully connecting different notions of privacy in computer science, most notably differential privacy, with notions of privacy in information theory, namely mutual information, information density, alpha-mutual-information leakage and maximal information leakage under a unified umbrella. Such unified treatment will crucially enable joint optimization of privacy and utility, providing system-level design guidelines on how to choose different system parameters to dial up and down the resulting privacy and utility performance. This project aims to develop new theories and novel privacy-preserving mechanisms in this active research domain. It will also consider complex real-world practical scenarios where data is longitudal (exhibiting time-dependence or other types of cross-correlation) or is dynamic (gradually added or changing in behaviour).

The postdoctoral research fellow will be supervised by Dr. Neda Aboutorab and Prof. Parastoo Sadeghi. Please visit the following link for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Inquires can be directed to: [email protected] or [email protected]

Note: applications close on Sunday 25 April, 2021, 11:30 pm AEST.