www.oggiespatrio.it phd students norwayL’università di Gjøvik, in Norvegia, offre una posizione presso l’Ateneo per un PhD che si svolgerà nel Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab). E’ richiesta una Laurea in Computer Science o Ingegneria.

La borsa di studio è valida per 3 anni e consta di 3200 Euro al mese (versati in Corone Norvegesi). Il candidato selezionato deve essere disponibile ad iniziare il lavoro presso l’Ateneo il più presto possibile

La deadline per la presentazione delle domande è fissata per il 31 Gennaio 2013.

1 PhD position in Process Tracking for Forensic Readiness in OS

Gjøvik University College has 1 available PhD position in within the area of process tracking for forensic readiness in OS at the Norwegian Information Security Laboratory, NISlab.

Forensic analysis of computer systems suffers from a sparseness of logging of events. It would be desirable to have a log of all state changing activities of important processes, analogous to a flight data recorder used to investigate plane crashes.

Growth in computational power and storage capacity appears to make comprehensive traceability feasible. Traceability provides evidence that can be used in a legal process to achieve accountability of entities. Logging and versioning is a feature increasingly being integrated into platforms and is also mentioned as part of the CRA Grand Research

Challenges that should be addressed by the research include:
• What are the state-changing activities of processes?
• How effective, efficient, and expensive is comprehensive process activity tracking?
• Which hardware/software architecture facilitates process activity tracking?
• What are privacy implications for users of systems that support comprehensive traceability?
• How does comprehensive traceability affect evidence gathering and the legal process?
• How can traceability be generalised to a “unified theory” of database transactions, configuration changes in system management, and event recovery in forensic investigation?

Methods that can be applied are modeling of operating system and protection mechanisms, architectural analysis of system designs, reasoning about traceable state changes, vulnerability analysis of logging infrastructure, feasibility study of comprehensive traceability by prototypical development.

Job description

The grant may be offered for a period of 3 years where 100% of this time is assigned to the PhD study and research, alternatively 4 years at 75%.

Applicant profile

Specific background and skills in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:
• Degrees in Computer Science or Engineering with a solid background in operating systems and their APIs, i.e., intimate familiarity with Windows and/or Linux;
• Software development skills;
• Willingness and ability to communicate with people who do not have a technical background.

The public workforce strives to reflect the diversity within the population as far as possible. It is therefore a personnel policy to acquire a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit persons with immigrant background. We would particularly welcome female applicants.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Salary: Nok 416.600 (approx. Eur 55.000) Gross PA for a 100% position. Tax and medical insurance are deducted at approx. 30%. Net salary is approx. Eur 3200/month.

Living and working in Gjøvik:
• Gjøvik University College: www.hig.no
• Living in Gjøvik: http://english.hig.no/about/about_gjoevik
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• Map of Gjøvik University College: http://english.hig.no/map
• About Campus Gjøvik: http://english.hig.no/about/campus_gjoevik

To apply

The application – a single zipped file – must include:
• A covering letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the announced position
• CV
• Transcript of Grades, Diplomas and Certificates.
• A description of MSc work (1 page)
• List of publications
• List of 3 references with contact details
• GRE scores or similar (Optional)
• An answer to: How did you get to know about the vacancy?
• GUC uses a electronic application process. Please register your application at www.hig.no “Vacancies”.

For further information please contact associate professor Hanno Langweg: hanno.langweg@hig.no

Application deadline: 31/01/2013