Overview

A Research Fellow position is immediately available at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). This position is part of a corporate lab initiative involving NTU and Delta Electronics, a leading electronics manufacturing company. Successful candidate will conduct research to improve the resilience of industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things against dynamic environment conditions and cyber-attacks.
The candidate will work with a team of five researchers, multiple NTU faculty members and Delta engineers. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to perform both basic and translational research in close collaboration with industry. Other advantages of the position include: (1) stable multi-year fund subject to satisfactory performance, (2) various opportunities in Singapore’s strategic cyber resilience research cluster, e.g., Temasek Fellowship (http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/trf/index_trf.html), (3) high-quality living and low tax rates in Singapore.

Project Overview: Computer systems that control physical environments like manufacturing processes, known as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), have transformed significantly. Due to device proliferation and large-scale connectivity, a variety of functionalities are now feasible in CPS. However, connectivity also means that these systems operate in unreliable open environments, and hence resiliency to faults (reliability), malfunctions (safety) and attacks (security) become important. This resiliency is fundamentally dependent on the resiliency of the cyber-infrastructure of CPS (communication network and computation nodes), which plays a central role of data delivery and execution of control. The objective of this project is to design a resilient cyber-infrastructure for such emerging CPS. The project will design and prototype a resilient cyber-infrastructure including hardware platforms, middleware solutions and communication protocols. The developed solutions are expected to be used in real industrial systems.

Company:

Nanyang Technological University

Qualifications:

The candidate should have obtained a PhD degree in computer science or computer engineering (or relevant disciplines) and demonstrated strong research ability by publications on prestigious venues in the areas of sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, and/or security. The candidate is expected to have good hands-on and programming skills. Knowledge and experiences with industrial systems are strong plu

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 50 and ranked 39th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts and social sciences, and medicine. Its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

With 400 partnerships including joint PhD programmes with top academic institutions and joint laboratories with industry leaders such as BMW, Rolls-Royce and Robert Bosch, NTU is also ranked No. 1 globally for industry income and innovation.

Helmed by Professor Bertil Andersson, winner of the 2010 Wilhelm Exner Medal, NTU is known for its cutting-edge research and revolutionary technological innovation. NTU is the No. 1 Asian university in terms of research citation impact (Thomson Reuters Incites 2012).

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