This project aims to develop practical defender attestation techniques that can be applied to the iTrust testbeds in SUTD and eventually to real-world systems. Industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and operate critical infrastructures via logic implemented on their component devices — e.g., programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The PLC code may be maliciously modified in different ways, e.g., through runtime memory modification or tampering with the binary code. Once the PLC code is modified, the safety and security of CPS can be easily compromised.

The successful applicant will work closely with a team of researchers and engineers to design and develop practical attestation techniques that can be applied to secure industrial control systems (e.g., those used in modern power grid systems).

Qualifications and Requirements for the position of Research Fellow:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, with expertise on cyber security
  • Proficiency in high level programming
  • Good working knowledge of cyber-physical system
  • Past research experience and technical skillset in the area of system security, network security, software security, or industrial control systems
  • Willing to commit to a 2-year contract

How to apply:

Interested individuals may kindly submit their complete resume, cover letter and contact information of up to three references to Binbin_chen@sutd.edu.sg with the subject “NSoE-CBB Recruitment”.  We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. All positions will remain open until filled.