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TUDelft, Netherlands, Postdoc Position – Computer Science, Toward Secure, Private and Trustworthy Edge AI

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Netherlands, TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) seeks Postdoc Position: Toward Secure, Private and Trustworthy Edge AI at the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management -2022



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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: € 2,836.00 - € 4,474.00/month

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Qualification Details

The candidate is expected to have PhD degree (or soon to obtain it) in computer science, information science, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the PhD degree in engineering. Excellent academic records in analytical, mathematical and programming (Python/Java/C++) are preferred. Good command of spoken and written English is required. Project management and development experience with AI are a plus.

The position (30-month contract) entails the following tasks: 1) Scientific development for the project tasks in collaboration with academic and industrial partners; 2) Support and contribute to project management; 3) Contribute to education activities.

As part of H2020 project consortium, you will have the opportunity to conduct practical research in close cooperation with world leading industrial companies through the consortium network.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This Postdoc project is part of EU project on trustworthy AI. The offered position is to explore secure, private and trustworthy AI by designing mechanisms for tuning AI systems to be robust in a decentralized environment and developing an explanatory platform that accounts AI systems based on its quantified quality.

Currently, AI schemes applied in security solutions focus mainly on accuracy and performance (e.g., precision, recall, resource utilization) but lack effective accountability from explainable and transparent perspectives. Existing solutions mainly rely on empirical methods (i.e. on the observation of responses to sampled test data) for evaluating system performance, with limited underlying formal methods or guidelines to support the validity of the system behaviours, especially in terms of legal and ethical obligations. Given such challenge, you will investigate explainability features to quantify the different properties of an AI system, such that it is possible to account its overall execution pipeline. In the context of IoT edge and 5G security and privacy domain, you will contribute to the development of a dedicated platform and a set of metrics to evaluate if the explanations make sense to the end-users or developers of the existing intelligent systems.

The hired Postdoc will conduct the work in this exciting consortium by coordinating research activities and publishing high-quality scientific articles.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: TUD01805
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Documents Required

Are you interested in this vacancy? To apply, please send a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, as well as study transcripts, copies of diploma, English language certificate, names and contact details of 2-3 references.

Please apply before 15 January, 2022 via the application button and upload your documents.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

The ESS department is committed to IoT, trustworthy AI, edge computing, cybersecurity research by regarding them as important and growing areas for building the resilient, accountable, transparent, and interoperable cyber-physical infrastructures. In this context, we are looking for a candidate interested in research to advance the state-of-the-art trustworthy AI technologies.

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Note or Other details

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Aaron Ding, Assistant Professor, email:, tel: +31 15 278 5659

For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR advisor, email:

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