Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 24 Sept 2021 (first round applications); will be advertised until filled
We are delighted to offer a 4-year paid (salary + full fees) PhD position in the area of Artificial Intelligence as part of a new initiative between IBM Research and Trinity College Dublin at the ADAPT Centre. The PhD projects will be jointly supervised by Prof. Declan O’Sullivan at the ADAPT Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the AI Privacy and Security research team at IBM Research Europe – Ireland supervised by Dr. Stefano Braghin.
The selected student will be employed by IBM for the duration of the PhD and be registered a PhD student in TCD, resulting in the following benefits:
Potential PhD topic:
The general area for the PhD focus will be Data Security and Privacy.
Topics of interest include: proactive and (semi-)automated data privacy compliance; vocabularies, ontologies and knowledge graphs for semantic representations and reasoning over compliance frameworks (e.g., GDPR); just-in-time generation of datasets in zero-trust environments; recommender systems for data privacy compliance; novel measures for data privacy risks and vulnerabilities; customisations for specific industries (e.g., healthcare, finance, insurance).
Informal inquiries can be sent to Prof. Declan O’Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stefano Braghin (email@example.com)
How to apply
As part of your application, you will be required to submit the following via https://forms.gle/Cgtax1SiuHhTgs4PA
Position is open until filled, but to be considered in the first round of applications, apply by close of business September 24th 2021.