The System Security Group at Indiana University Bloomington has openings for multiple research assistant (RA) positions and 1 or 2 Postdoctoral positions. IU security is among the best in the nation (7th according to CSRankings) and the world (8th). Our group is known to be one of the most productive system security teams in the past 17 years in terms of publishing at leading security venues (System Security Circus).
In the past 14 years, IU system security has graduated 11 PhD students, all joining reputable universities (UC Irvine, IU, CUHK, King Saudi U) or prominent IT companies (Microsoft Research, Google, Samsung Research, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, etc.). We have also unofficially advised students from UIUC, Georgia Tech, who joined the faculty of USC and IU, and students from Tsinghua and Peking University, who joined Alibaba and Baidu (USA), and hosted two postdoctoral fellows, who are now Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences, and principal software engineering manager at Microsoft. More information about the past group members can be found here. The group now has 11 PhD students (including 5 joining the group 2018) and 1 postdoctoral fellow and several visiting students and scholars.
The group is led by three IU faculty members: James H. Rudy Professor XiaoFeng Wang, Assistant Professor Xiaojing Liao and Assistant Professor Luyi Xing. Dr. Wang is a well-known system security researcher, the elected Vice Chair of the ACM SIGSAC and the PC Co-Chair of ACM CCS (the flagship security and privacy conference of the ACM) 2018 and 2019. Dr. Liao graduated from Georgia Tech and is the runner-up of 2018 ACM SIGSAC Dissertation Award. Dr. Xing just moved from Amazon to IU. He is known for his high-impact discovery and analysis of vulnerabilities inside popular computing systems, including Android, OS X, iOS, AWS. Our work has been reported by mainstream media (e.g., CNN, Times, Forbes, Yahoo, 163, sina, etc.) for thousands of times and changed the way the industry built secure systems.
We are looking for motivated and capable applicants to fill 3-5 RA positions and 1-2 Postdoctoral positions in the following areas: (1) Large-scale, practical secure computing (based upon crypto and/or hardware TEE like Intel SGX), (2) Cybercrime study and (3) system security (vulnerability and code analysis on IoT, OS, blochchain, Web, cloud, fuzzing, etc.). Successful candidates are expected to have backgrounds in one or more of the following domains: applied crypto, architecture/OS, statistics/machine learning, network or other relevant system security experiences. We also encourage both graduates and undergraduates with good academic records, solid programming skills and strong interest in security research to apply.
For those interested, please send us your resumes. IU requires all applicants to take TOEFL but GRE can be waived for outstanding applicants.
Also for those who are seeking MS degrees, you are encouraged to apply to IU SICE. IU has historic strengths in Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, HCI, Data Science and Information Science. Now, the new Intelligent System and Engineering (ISE) program also provides a unique opportunity to apply AI to real world computing systems.
James H. Rudy Professor XiaoFeng Wang
Professor Xiaojing Liao
Professor Luyi Xing