PhD Position on Biometrics, Human Behavior, Privacy, Security, HCI, Machine Learning

Oct 11, 2020
Nov 09, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The specific research topic of this position is to develop theory and methodologies to quantify privacy in the context of data (traditional biometrics as well as touch and movement patterns, soft biometrics, and context information) acquired through the interaction of the user with mobile devices. The candidate is expected to carry out a systematic study of the state of the art. Multimodal datasets containing mobile user interaction data will be collected. New methods and metrics to better quantify privacy will be proposed and applied to the biometric data under consideration in continuous authentication schemes.

- Extraordinary salary (ca. 50k EUR/year (40k gross salary + family allowance + travel allowance)).
- 3 year contract.
- World-class research group (BiDA Lab) at top University (UAM @ QS World Universities 2019, Top 50 under 50 ranking: #1 in Spain, #3 in Europe, and #9 in the World.)
- Excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.
- Excellent PhD training in cooperation with a strong EU-wide Consortium including multiple training activities across top EU universities.
- As an employee in Spain, you will have access to an excellent health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, etc.
- A green and lively campus, with excellent sports facilities and many other activities.

Applicants must have less than 5 years of experience and they need to have obtained their MSc Degree after December 2015.