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Integrated Symbolic execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code (ISSTAC)


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist to be part of research team in the Verification Laboratory (VLab) in the areas of symbolic verification techniques for cyber-security. The Assistant Project Scientist will work on a research project titled ?Integrated Symbolic execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code (ISSTAC)? involving symbolic execution of Java Bytecode for automatically identifying (1) denial of service attacks (by determining worst case complexity of a program in terms of both time and space usage) and (2) side channel attacks (by determining if observations about the execution time or memory usage of a program can leak secret information). This is a multi-year collaborative effort with researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University, the Vanderbilt University and the Queen Mary University of London. The appointment will be full-time (100%) for one year, with the possibility of renewal, depending upon funding for the project.

Research directions within the scope of this project include novel constraint solving techniques, heuristics for scalable symbolic program analysis, automated worst-case behavior analysis, quantitative information flow using symbolic execution, etc. The Assistant Project Scientist will join the Verification Laboratory (VLab) lead by Professor Tevfik Bultan and will conduct research in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and Professor Bultan on these research areas.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are a PhD degree in Computer Science.

Additional qualifications: Prior experience demonstrating significant, original, and creative contributions to research projects in the field of symbolic execution techniques and SMT-solvers, and string constraint solvers.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 4/1/2017
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University of California, Santa Barbara (Lead)

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Academic Disciplines:
Computer Sciences

Keywords:
Computer Security
Software Engineering

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Defense


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