The candidate will join the Communicating Systems Laboratory of CEA LIST based in
Saclay (south of Paris, France). The laboratory researches into and develops advanced
wireless IP networking technologies for machine-to-machine (M2M) and multimedia
communications, inline with the Future Internet. The laboratory aims at designing innovative
technologies addressing emerging needs of various industries including telecom,
transportation, energy, and defense & security.
The candidate will be in charge of carrying out research in the field of network security. Most of the research topics will be related to security of wireless communication systems, ranging from ad-hoc sensor networks to large network infrastructures. The technical activities will typically include design of novel security architectures, protocols, and techniques, as well as their validation and evaluation through simulation or software prototyping. As part of his/her mission, the candidate will:
· Contribute to national and European collaborative projects, or to technology transfer projects with industrial partners,
· Develop innovative technologies and intellectual property (e.g. patents, software, etc.),
· Participate in the dissemination of research results (e.g. publications), and
· Possibly, participate in standardization activities (e.g. in the IETF).
The candidate will be offered a 2-year minimum contract (CDD) as researcher.
Expected start in summer 2011.
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in telecommunications, networking, computer science or related discipline. (s)He should have expertise in security of networks and communications (including
cryptography, protocols, and architectures). In particular, knowledge of the following
technologies is expected: usual symmetric and asymmetric authentication and encryption
algorithms, 802.11i, IPsec, IKE, EAP, PKI and AAA. Experience in the following domains
would be a plus: threat analysis, identity-based cryptography, crypto-generated identifiers,
multi-factor authentication, elliptic curves and security paradigms applicable to ad-hoc/sensor
networks, security of multicast/group communications, cloud networking security. The
candidate should also have excellent software development skills, and excellent knowledge of
the Linux environment. (s)He should have experience in using or extending network
simulators, as well as experience in software prototyping of networking technologies.
Knowledge in other technical fields is appreciated, including advanced IP networking,
routing, mobility, ad-hoc/sensor networks, QoS, transport protocols, group communications,
session management, cellular systems architectures, embedded software prototyping, etc.
Experience in collaborative research projects, and/or standardization will be a plus.