CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trustworthy Machine Learning for Multimodal Systems
- Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Job Number: 7123470 (Ref #: cj_91529)
- Posting Date: Feb 8, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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- Do you have a PhD in distributed system security or AI security and privacy?
- Keen to address the challenging problems in cyber security?
- Join our Data61 team in this exciting 3-year postdoctoral role
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
The role will contribute to Data61’s vision of driving the development and adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Australia, with a specific digital technology focus on AI and Cyber Security. The Autonomous and Application Security (AAS) team of the Distributed Systems Security group leads and delivers research projects with the vision of protecting society, government and industry from highly advanced malicious cyber actors using machine intelligence. The role will develop robust machine learning (ML) techniques that empower organisations and people against sophisticated cyber-attacks.
The fast pace of digital transformation has been producing cyber systems and applications at increased complexity and scales. Cyber users with low cybersecurity maturity levels are no match for competent and cooperating malicious actors. Hence, the role will deliver research projects and activities with three primary focus areas:
(i) developing novel methods relevant to the trustworthy machine learning for multimodal in sensitive applications,
(ii) developing robust machine intelligence to make cybersecurity decisions when faced with complex security problems, and
(iii) developing defences such as differential privacy to mitigate privacy inference attacks in sensitive applications.
The CERC Fellow will collaborate in developing a stream of research and development that contributes to high-quality articles acceptable to high-rank conferences (IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security, ICLR, NeurIPS, ICML, CVPR, or similar) and high impact journals (IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, or similar).
Data61 envisions a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security industry with greater resilience to cyber threats in business, to enhance confidence in the digital economy by bringing together exceptional people from research and industry. Data61 is building a network with industries, academic and government communities, both nationally and internationally. Data61 provides a good supporting environment for commercialising research results and building innovation through start-ups and active community engagement.
Your duties will include:
- Carrying out innovative, impactful cyber security research of strategic importance to CSIRO Data61 that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
- Actively participating in strategic and external R&D projects by undertaking project specific research, implementing software, and communicating with internal and external partners.
- Helping build strategic relationship with Data61 industry and academic partners.
- Interacting with clients in a professional manner and deliver client reports on time.
- Attracting PhD students and supervising them independently within the Data61 scholarship programme.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues within the team, Data61 and across CSIRO.
Location: Sydney, NSW
Salary: AU$92k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as distributed system security or AI security and privacy. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
- Demonstrated experience in in conducting research activities in robustness of artificial intelligence, trustworthy machine learning, differential privacy, and having the ability to undertake research in trust and privacy.
- Proven ability to conduct high-quality research, development and implementation in AI and Cyber Security with publications in the top tier security conferences IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security, or similar level conferences in AI/CV domains.
- High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
- A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
For full details about this role please view the Position Description
Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
Flexible Working Arrangements
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How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
12 March 2023, 11:00pm AEDT
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