Open PhD positions in Browser or Mobile Security

The Cyber Security Lab at the Computer Science Department of Saarland University has several open PhD positions starting in early 2016. The CSL group is part of Saarland University's Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA), which actively supports collaborations with other research centers worldwide, and offers young researchers an ideal working environment. The close connection of CISPA to the department of computer science, the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Informatics, the MPI for Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI), the Saarbruecken Graduate School of Computer Science and the Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI) is crucial for the success of the location. All of these institutes are in close proximity to the newly constructed CISPA building.

The CSL group conducts research in various aspects of mobile and browser security and privacy. Topics of particular interest include information flow control, static program analysis, dynamic reference monitoring, programming language design as well as foundational and applied research for Android and JavaScript.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or closely related areas with outstanding grades. Top candidates will exhibit knowledge in most of the following areas, but candidates with expertise in at least two areas are encouraged to apply:

  1. program analysis (static/dynamic),
  2. compiler/VM technology,
  3. programming language semantics,
  4. language-based security, or
  5. interactive theorem provers
Please note that PhD applications are possible and welcome immediately after obtaining a Bachelor's degree, as part of the Saarbruecken Graduate School of Computer Science. The working and teaching language is English. PhDs at Saarland University receive competitive salaries or stipends as teaching and/or research assistants.

Please send your application to Prof. Christian Hammer via e-mail. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, and names of references. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled.

International Master Studies at Two Excellent European Universities

Saarland University is an Affiliate Partner in the European Institute of Technology (EIT).

The EIT Digital (formerly known as EIT ICT Labs) Masters Programme is a two-year programme with a technical major in Security & Privacy and a minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Our students are building a curriculum based on their skills and interests. European top universities, renown researchers and leading businesses are partnered with EIT Digital to provide technical excellence leading to two master's degrees, the EIT Digital Master's Certificate and hands-on experience.

The first year will be at our S&P entry point university, namely, the University of Trento with basic courses on Network Security, System Security, Information Security Management, Cryptography, and Privacy.
The specialization coursework and master's thesis will be provided at Saarland University in the second year.

Please refer to the Admission Instructions of the EIT Digital Master School.

Student Projects

There is a number topics available in several projects. In particular, we offer Research Immersion Labs for the preparatory phase of the graduate school, Bachelor and Master theses and PhD positions. Please stop by my office to discuss these or alternative topics further.

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