The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Cybersecurity. This position will work toward the development of a framework of “CYBEX-P: Helping Organizations to Share with Privacy Preservation” funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF). The incumbent will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple Professors and PhD students belonging to this project on similar research focus. The position is up to two years contingent upon funding.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related areas in Cybersecurity by the time of appointment. In addition, applicants must be strongly committed to excellence in research and grant writing. They will be expected to supervise undergrad and graduate students.
Compensation Grade: Postdoctoral Scholar
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is dynamic and is rapidly expanding: Twelve positions have been added in the last five years and more will be added in upcoming years. The Department has several faculty with NSF CAREER awards. Numerous faculty play lead roles on multiple state-wide and national, multi-million dollar NSF awards. Apart from NSF, research in the department is also supported by DoD, DHS and NASA, and by companies such as Google, Microsoft, Ford, AT&T, Nokia and Honda. With strong research and education programs in Cybersecurity and Network Systems; Intelligent and Autonomous Systems; and Data and Software Systems; the department's average annual research expenditures exceeded $2.5M over the last three years. The department currently offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and engineering; minor and graduate certificate in cybersecurity; Minor in digital interactive games; and Minor in unmanned autonomous systems. We expect strong growth in research funding and student enrollments over the next several years. For more details, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/cse.
In the last five years, the College of Engineering has witnessed an unprecedented growth in student enrollment and number of faculty positions. The College is positioned to further enhance its growth of students, faculty, staff, and facilities as well as its research productivity and its graduate and undergraduate programs.
Thanks to substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions, the College of Engineering has received funding to build a new engineering building, scheduled to be completed in 2020. The new engineering building provides both additional space critically needed by the College and the modern facilities capable of supporting high-tech research and laboratory space. This building will allow the College to pursue its strategic vision, serve Nevada and the nation, and educate future generations of engineering professionals.
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