David Lie

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

The Toronto Systems Security Group is searching for talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows to become part of our team working on exciting scientific research projects. Researchers in computer engineering or computer science, or similar discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. A successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Toronto Systems Security Group performs novel and innovative research in the areas of computer security, digital privacy and system reliability, and is funded by a variety of government programs, industry sponsors and non-profit groups. The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and a vibrant and diverse metropolitan center.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform research, development and implementation of new and existing algorithms, systems and tools that will improve the security and reliability of computing systems, including novel hardware/software architectures for security, mobile smartphones, Trusted Computing technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
  • Work in a collaborative environment advising junior graduate students, organizing research meetings and managing research projects.
  • Author peer-reviewed scientific articles and contribute to grant proposals.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or related field.
  • Established record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience implementing and evaluating large to moderate software systems, and familiarity with a variety of software packages and programming languages such as C/C++, Java and Python.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with development and administration of open-source software tools, such as Linux, LLVM, Z3, QEMU, Angr/Manticore, Soot, and others.
  • Experience with security analysis and vulnerability detection tools, such as AFL, Wireshark, Scapy, IDA Pro, SGX and others.
  • Background in computer architecture and hardware design, including Verilog or other HDL tools for FPGAs implementation, as well as cycle accurate simulators such as SimpleScalar, Simics or Gems.
  • Experience and familiarity with source control and collaboration systems such as Git, SVN.

General information for Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto can be found here.

Application Instructions

Applicants are encouraged to apply by filling out this form. Please direct questions to lie@eecg.toronto.edu.


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