National University of Singapore, Computer Architecture Lab

Position ID:NUS-Computer Architecture Lab-SSC [#12336]
Position Title: Research Fellow (Postdoc) in Computer Architecture and Secure Systems-on-a-Chip
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering / Edge Computing, Security/privacy
Computer Science / Architecture and embedded systems, Security, Computer Architecture, modeling and simulation, system security, Systems
Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering / Computer Systems/Architecture
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering / Security
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/10/10)
Position Description:    

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The National University of Singapore invites applications for the position of Research Fellow (postdoc) in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing. The School of Computing is strongly committed to research excellence in all its dimensions: Searching for fundamental results and insights in developing novel computational solutions to a wide range of applications, building large-scale experimental systems, developing theories and policies for effective management of information systems in organizations, and improving the well being of society. We seek to play an active role both internationally and locally in the core and emerging areas of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The Research Fellow (postdoc) will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigators (PIs) on a recently started 5-year research project funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation called SOCure, involving more than 10 PIs from Singapore and overseas, in collaboration with industry.  The grand-goal of the SOCure project is to assure hardware security by design in SoCs, introducing the unprecedented capability of withstanding the presence of untrusted on-chip Intellectual Properties (IPs), as well as physical attacks including advanced invasive attacks. On the architectural side, the SOCure framework pursues HW security with minimal area/energy overhead to be scalable and adoptable in systems with a wide range of complexity, from secure SoCs down to simpler systems such as secure Microcontroller Units. On the physical side, a thorough set of innovative techniques with low overhead and seamless integration with design flows is introduced to protect physical integrity and confidentiality of on-chip data. For the first time, in SOCure the HW security challenges are investigated by explicitly coupling architectures and physical protection. Such a holistic approach raises the level of security, and at the same time reduce the typically substantial silicon area and power overhead due to the security requirements.

The Research Fellow (postdoc) will work to develop secure, isolated hardware platforms (for small, IoT-style systems) while maintaining efficiency and performance. This is done through the development of novel designs that enable isolation and security, even in the presence of shared hardware resources. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least one of the following research areas:

  • Hardware and Systems Security
  • Computer Architecture
  • Energy Efficient SoC Design
  • Simulation Methodologies (Cycle-level Microarchitecture Simulation)

The appointment is for a 2 year position, and can be extended.

Please include a research statement that details your past research experience, and future research directions (approx. 1 to 2 pages). Please also include at least two references (email addresses) with your application. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Job Requirements:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant area;
  • Strong publication record;
  • Software and/or hardware development experience (for example, RTL, C++ etc);
  • Simulation experience (for example Sniper, gem5, etc.);
Project PIs are Li Shiuan Peh and Trevor E. Carlson.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
National University of Singapore
School of Computing
Computing 1
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417

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