Research Positions in Cyber Security at NUS

The National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks Research Fellows and Research Assistants in cyber security starting in September 2016.

The researchers will be working as part of the new NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research Laboratory that was established at the end of June 2016 with funding from the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF), NUS and Singtel.

Project Overview

Singtel and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are partnering in a corporate research lab hosted at NUS and focusing broadly on cyber security.

The Singtel Group is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary Singtel Optus), the Group provides a wide spectrum of multimedia and infocomms technology (ICT) solutions, including voice, data and video services over fixed and wireless platforms. The Group has presence in Asia Pacific and Africa with about 630 million mobile customers in 23 countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

The National University of Singapore is a leading global university generally recognized as the top university in Asia. It has existing peaks of strength in several areas relevant to cyber security within its School of Computing (SoC), Faculty of Engineering (FOE) and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and it has identified cyber security as a strategic growth area for research impact, technology translation, and interaction with industry.

The lab is bringing together these two leading organizations in Singapore with complimentary capabilities in cyber security to address a broad array of the most critical challenges in cyber security for Singapore industry and society. The lab will be directed by Prof David S. Rosenblum from NUS along with Mr Ho Pun from Singtel. The research activities of the lab will be supervised by two dozen PIs from SoC, FOE and CQT, in collaboration with engineers and researchers from Singtel. The result will be the creation and commercialization of a significant and diverse body of new technologies in cyber security, along with the training of significant numbers of new PhDs, researchers and engineers in cyber security. Researchers with good performance will have the opportunity to join Singtel after their stints with the Lab. There is also a possibility for researchers to receive a share of royalties for the IP they produce.

Project Details

The lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s business:
   (1) Predictive Security Analytics
   (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security
   (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems
   (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems
In addition, the lab will opportunistically expand its research to cover other emerging important problem areas and Singtel business objectives as appropriate.

Requested Background

Applicants should have a demonstrated successful track-record of prior research work, and have a keen interest in participating in high-impact research within a large, multi-disciplinary corporate lab, and expertise in at least one of the research areas of the lab mentioned above. A keen interest in experimentation and system-building is beneficial, as is specific expertise in security and privacy, mobile computing, cloud computing technologies, networked and distributed systems, the Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and/or quantum technology. Research Fellows (RFs) must hold a PhD in a relevant area, and Research Assistants (RAs) should have completed their first degree or ideally a Masters degree in a relevant area.

Application Process

If interested, please send your application including a cover letter, CV and a brief statement of prior research. The initial term of appointment will be one year, extensible to more years upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Selected candidates will be offered competitive salaries and benefits, with support to travel to conferences for dissemination of research results. Singapore is a vibrant, well-connected city with low taxes and is a global research hub centre in Asia. NUS is a world-class university that provides an outstanding, supportive research environment.

To Apply

E-mail your materials to nus-singtel@comp.nus.edu.sg. Informal inquiries about the position may be directed to that address.