University of Luxembourg – 2 open PhD positions

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University 
of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the European Union devoted to fund two 
PhD positions:

PhD position #1:

Title: Security and privacy of resource constrained devices

Objectives: Recent hackers' attacks have shown the vulnerability of Internet-of-Things 
(IoT) devices due to their limited computing power. Given also their ubiquitous 
presence, lower costs and limitations in keeping security measures up to date, 
they represent a growing risk for the security of IT infrastructures.

Expected Results:

1. Analysis of the weaknesses of resources bounded IoT devices.
2. Analysis of legal frameworks regulating IoT security
3. Security framework and best practices for resource constrained devices


PhD position #2:

Title: Risk analysis and regulatory compliance of distributed ledger technologies 
for transaction and management of securities

Objectives: Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are fairly new. An in-depth risk 
analysis is therefore needed. The aim of this research track is to provide a 
comprehensive account of the risks associated with the use of DLTs in transacting 
and managing securities. The research will assess the risks, advantages and 
drawbacks of DLTs in this specific domain in comparison with other existing 
technologies for managing and transacting with securities.

Expected Results:

1. Identify pitfalls, security problems and vulnerabilities of DLTs systems
2. Compare existing platforms of security management with new DLTs systems
3. Asses the advantages (if any) and the feasibility of building a DLT architecture for managing securities


Candidates interested in one of the two PhD positions should communicate their
interest to Livio Robaldo (<>). The full CV of 
the candidate must be sent in attachment. Candidates will then have to prepare a 
3-pages document describing their PhD project proposal.

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