Postdoc in Privacy and Machine Learning

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Deadline: 15 Sep 2021

Postdoc in Privacy and Machine Learning
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen has an open research position in the domain of privacy preserving machine learning, initially with a focus on secure multiparty computation and deep learning. The postdoc will be located at DIKU, which is part of the Copenhagen ELLIS unit. The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers in cryptography from Aarhus University.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within machine learning and cryptography and participation in the Digital Research Center Denmark (DIREC ).  

The position requires a solid background in cryptography. Knowledge in machine learning and multiparty computation is a plus. Successful candidates must have demostrated their ability to publish in top tier venues in machine learning (NeurIPS, ICML, KDD, COLT, CVPR) and/or cryptography (Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security).

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Christian Igel.

The position is for 24 months and open from November 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440,935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75,399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at .

Interviews will be held on October 1, 2021.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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