Postdoc position on Formal Verification for Zero-Trust IoT Systems at Kyoto University

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A. Igarashi

Mar 1, 2023, 9:49:41 AMMar 1
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We are seeking a postdoc researcher, who works at Kyoto University,
Japan for a project "Zero-Trust IoT Systems by Collaboration of Formal
Verification and System Software" by Japan Science and Technology
Agency.  This is a great opportunity for programming language/verification
researchers who wish to pursue novel real-world applications.

We'd appreciate you spreading the word to interested candidates.

* Project Description

The project aims at the construction of formally verified secure IoT
systems that follow the concept of "zero trust architecture", dubbed
ZT-IoT systems.  It consists of four research teams, and one of the
teams is led by Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, investigating
applications of formal verification or programming language techniques
to the construction of secure IoT systems: more concretely, the design
and theory of security policy engines for ZT-IoT systems, including
the design of a language to describe security policies and policy
enforcement algorithms and the techniques for verifying policy
enforcement algorithms against given security policies.  Other team
members are Kohei Suenaga and Masaki Waga at Kyoto University. 
The team closely collaborates with another team, led by Taro Sekiyama,
National Institute of Informatics, Japan (NII), together with Ichiro
Hasuo and Shin-ya Katsumata at NII.

The appointment can start as early as May 2023 (the starting date is
negotiable).  The contract will initially run until the end of March
2024, with the possibility of annual renewal until the end of the
project, which is March 2027 at maximum.  The salary will be about
360,000–550,000 JPY/month.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields, and
have a strong background in formal verification and/or programming
language theory.  Due to the project's nature, they are required to have
strong interests in applying theory to practice; they should also be
(self-)motivated, dedicated, and able to work both independently and
collaboratively.  Strong communication skills in oral and written English
are required.

* Workplace

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

(Living costs in Japan are not very high nowadays.  An estimate is found here

* Applications and inquiries

Inquiries can be sent to application-zt-iot [at],
with the subject CREST Job Inquiry.  Feel free to ask us any questions on
relevance, topics, compensation, etc.  We will reply when we see enough

Applications should be made electronically via the following JREC-IN
Portal websites.

Please upload a pdf, including

- your brief CV,
- short description of research interests (can be very informal and short),
- the list of papers (a dblp or Google scholar link will do, for example),
- a couple of representative papers (in pdf), and
- (preferably) the contact of two references.

We will contact you for further material and an interview, provided that we
find sufficient relevance in your application.  Starting dates are
negotiable.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Atsushi Igarashi
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