KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoc in Self-learning Systems for Automated Cybersecurity

2024-05-10 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Job description

The research involves mathematical and algorithmic modeling and analysis, as well as system design, implementation, and experimentation.

The research follows an approach where cyberattacks and response actions on an IT infrastructure are modeled as a game between an attacker and a defender and where strategies of attackers and defenders co-evolve through self-play. The game model is based on attack graphs and system architecture models. Reinforcement learning techniques are studied to approximate optimal control strategies. In addition to analytical modeling and analysis, a testbed and a simulation environment is available and further developed for experimentation, training, and evaluation of control strategies. Cyber ranges hosting realistic IT infrastructure environments are also available. The successful candidate will join a group of researchers that work on topics related to this project. 

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature

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  • A doctoral degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, in computer science or a related
    area. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • You exhibit research expertise, collaborative abilities and independence.
  • Expertise in the following areas is required: statistics, machine learning, cybersecurity, and programming.
  • You are aware of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.
  • For the position, it is required that you have good oral and written communication skills in English in your daily work. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Good teaching abilities. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2024-0927
  1. Mathias Ekstedt, rekryteringsansvarig, mekstedt@kth.se
  2. Lilly Engfeldt, HR, lillye@kth.se
Published: 2024-03-22
Last application date: 2024-05-10

Job details

Postdoc in Self-learning Systems for Automated Cybersecurity
Brinellvägen 8 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-05-10 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-05-10 23:59 (CET)
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