PhD Fellowship in Malware and Financial Fraud

A PhD scholarship is available in computer science at TU Delft. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to February 28, 2015.

The candidate will participate in a project studying malware-based attacks on payment services, led by Michel van Eeten at TU Delft and Herbert Bos at VU Amsterdam. The project is a close collaboration with the Free University of Amsterdam, the High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch Police, internet security company FOX-IT, and three large banks. The candidate will help unravel the criminal ecosystem around financial malware. The candidate will work alongside another computer scientist working on reverse engineering the malware and a criminologist studying the underground markets.

The PhD candidate will collect and analyse malware and botnet data to understand the value chain of payment attacks and identify effective countermeasures. In Delft, the candidate is part of a larger research team working on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, technology and economics.

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the IKA'). are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Application Requirements
We are looking for someone with an MSc in computer engineering/science or an adjacent field. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The PhD needs to understand malware-related tools, techniques and data as well as processing and analysing large datasets.

Some background in econometric techniques, such as regression modelling, is helpful, but more so is a willingness to learn them. The PhD needs to be able to co-author research papers for leading conferences. There are also opportunities to teach and supervise students.

How to apply?
- For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Prof. Michel van.
- To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and list of publications along with a letter of application by 28 February 2015 to Jamila Eddini,
- When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM 15.003.

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