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PhD position in smart grid cybersecurity

30 Septembre 2021


Catégorie : Doctorant


We are seeking to recruit a joint PhD candidate between the University of Warwick and CY Cergy Paris Université (ETIS laboratory) in the Greater Paris area. If you know any interested candidates, I would be very grateful if you can forward this message to them. Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to: subhash.lakshminarayana@warwick.ac.uk. The description is as follows:

 
The project is funded by the EUTOPIA (European University) PhD cofund program and will investigate the cybersecurity risks posed by the growing integration of IoT-enabled appliances on power grid operations. The research will apply state-of-the-art machine learning and game-theory techniques for power grid security. The student will be jointly advised by Dr. Subhash Lakshminarayana from University of Warwick and by Dr. E. Veronica Belmega from CY Cergy Paris Université (ETIS laboratory) and will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Vincent H. Poor and his research group in Princeton University, with whom the two advisors are already working on this topic.
 
In this European program, the student is expected to spend at least two years at the home institute, University of Warwick, and at least one year at the host institute, CY Cergy Paris Université (ETIS laboratory).
 
The funding covers full payment of tuition fees (home or international) and a tax-free maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (currently £15,285 per year). In addition, they will have access to a Research Training and Support Grant of up to £2,475 per year. This grant provides funding to support travel (to Princeton University for instance), accommodation, and other research costs. Students will be exempt from tuition fees at CY Cergy Paris Université.

Starting date: As soon as possible with a contract of 4 years.

How to Apply: Please send: CV + grades + copy of degrees + motivation letter to Dr Subhash Lakshminarayana, subhash.lakshminarayana@warwick.ac.uk
 
Eligibility and Conditions: The candidate is expected to have an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline with research experience in power grid security/optimization, and/or application of machine learning to power grids/cyber-physical systems.
PhD candidates need to meet minimum eligibility criteria of both universities. In particular, for University of Warwick, please refer to the following links for details:

The successful candidate will also be expected to make occasional trips to visit the industrial project partners within UK, and present research results at international conferences and workshops, etc.
 
References:
S. Lakshminarayana, E. V. Belmega, and H. V. Poor, "Moving-Target Defense Against Cyber-Physical Attacks in Power Grids via Game Theory", accepted paper, IEEE Trans. on Smart Grids, Jun. 2021.
S. Lakshminarayana, E.V. Belmega, and H. V. Poor, "Moving-Target Defense for Detecting Coordinated Cyber-Physical Attacks in Power Grids", IEEE SmartGridCom 2019, Beijing, China, Oct. 2019.