PhD position on BPF Security and Safety in Linux, Karlstad University, Sweden: Deadline coming up

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Anna Brunström

Aug 25, 2021, 7:24:43 PM8/25/21


*  Still a  few days left to apply: Deadline August 31!  *



A fully funded PhD position in Computer Science focused on BPF Security and Safety in Linux is available at Karlstad University, Sweden. The position is offered in collaboration between the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) and Privacy and Security (PriSec) research groups at Karlstad University and Red Hat Research.


High-performance programmable networking solutions use technologies such as eXpress Data Path (XDP) and Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF). The usage of BPF in the context of Linux is rapidly evolving and expanding with a growing community. In parallel, efforts to improve the security of Linux (e.g. kernel lockdown mode) pose challenges to the secure and safe use of user-space provided BPF. If you like to work with cutting edge technologies in a collaborative industry-driven research project and have a strong background/interest in security and practical work with Linux/Unix this is the position for you.


For further information and instructions on how to apply, please see



Professor Anna Brunstrom

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Karlstad University

651 88 Karlstad, Sweden

Phone:   +46 54 7001795




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