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Cyber Physical Systems Security Researcher

Palo Alto, CA

Posted: 11/04/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Healthcare Job Number: j-3006

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About the Job

The Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPSS) area has an opening for a research scientist.  Both recent Ph.D. graduates and well-established scientists are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should be familiar with the basics of security technologies, have a strong publication record in research areas related to cyber-physical security, desire to work on problems with real-world impact, and have strong implementation skills to create early-stage prototypes. Prior experience with industrial research, technology transfer and preparing grant proposals is a plus. Candidates with interest in all areas of cyber-physical security will be considered, however, those with experience in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest:

  • Distributed systems security
  • Configuration management for embedded devices and IoT devices
  • System identification and control-theoretic modeling for security diagnostics and prognostics 
  • Machine learning and modeling to diagnose or predict security issues in cyber-physical systems
  • Graph theory and graph analytics in security settings


  •  Formulating research problems based on real-world needs and independently conducting high-quality research
  • Working with existing research and development staff in CPSS and other groups on a broad range of research topics
  • Identifying new promising research directions and contributing them to the group’s long-term research agenda
  • Leading new research proposals to funding agencies and industry
  • Working with business development teams in identifying important business opportunities with industry and government agencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field; and at least one year of experience as a Software Engineer, Software Engineer Intern, or Research Intern
  • Strong publication record in at least one of the following areas: cyber-physical system security, distributed systems security, system configuration management, use of control-theoretic approaches to system security
  • Strong system development skills
  • Strong mathematical skills; familiarity with optimization theory
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US

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