Postdoctoral Position in Online Intrusion and Anomaly Detection for Smart Grids

Chalmers University of Technology is delighted to offer a postdoctoral associate position in computer science. The initial contract for this position is three years and posible to extend. Applications should be sent before January 15, 2019.

Information about the department

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has about 70 faculty members and enrolls about 90 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry all around the world.

Information about the research group

The Networks and Systems division at Chalmers University of Technology consists of 9 faculty, 4 postdoctoral and 12 doctoral researchers. The division is active in a wide range of research topics in the fields of systems security, distributed computing, networked systems, parallel and multicore computing, data streaming, and cyber physical systems. In addition, the division contributes to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of ICT, transportation, energy, e-science and built environment. The group is running several national and international projects in collaboration with both academia and industry.

Major responsibilities

As postdoctoral researcher you will join the Networks and Systems division and work at the intersection of cyber-physical Systems, security and Big Data Analysis in distributed systems.

The research will focus on adaptive and continuous intrusion and anomaly detection methods in the context of modern cyber-physical systems such as smart grids and advanced metering infrastructures. State of the art big data processing paradigms such as data streaming will also be one of the core aspects taken into account in this research.

The core of the research will be to the study of state-of-the-art solutions as well as to the design and implementation of new solutions that investigate how an adaptive and autonomous security system can maintain up-to-date profiles of producers and consumers and detect possible threats leveraging the grids' ICT infrastructure. In this context, the rich analysis of producers' and consumers' behavior learning, which demands computational power that is found in central data centers, will need to be shared and synchronized with the one in charge of timely detecting critical situations, which will be run by edge devices deployed in the grid. The ultimate goal is to shape solutions that can be deployed in distributed architectures leveraging their underlying parallelism and the distributed nature of their data. The research project will be funded by the H2020 project United-Grid.

Your major responsibility as a postdoctoral researcher is to pursue research in collaboration with PhD students and faculty, towards the goals of the project. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours. The salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for postdoctoral researchers. The position is intended to start in the beginning of 2019 (February or March).

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


Applicants should have an outstanding record of research, especially appreciating the value of combining foundational/analytical aspects and engineering practice. To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher, you must have a PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering or in a related discipline. The degree should generally not be older than three years. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in security, distributed computing and networked systems, including both algorithmic aspects and programming and system development. Scientific excellence and successful synergies with industry are very important. Further experience with interdisciplinary projects or background in cyber-physical systems and data analysis is helpful. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree but expect to do so before the position starts.

Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180664 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 15 January, 2019

Associate Professor Magnus Almgren


Tomas Olovsson,Head of the Division Networks and Systems


Phone: +46 31 772 1688

Associate Professor Marina Papatriantafilou,


Phone: +46-31-772 5413

Associate Professor Vincenzo Gulisano



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