Research Assistant / Associate - Machine Learning in Cybercrime
Requisition ID : 8641 Location :
Contract Type : Fixed Term Working Pattern : Full Time Posted Date : 08-Jun-2021
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Salary : £28,331.00 - £40,322.00
Closing Date : 22 June 2021
The School of Computing is seeking to appoint three exceptional individuals with a keen interest and expertise in applied machine learning (including but not limited to deep learning) to join the Northern Cloud Cybercrime Centre (NCCC) at Newcastle University.
NCCC seeks to understand the different types of criminal behaviour that can be both facilitated by and conducted within the Cloud and then build systems that will allow the detection of such crimes and the collection of digital evidence that can aid in the prosecution of Cloud-based criminals.
The current research efforts in the machine learning strand of NCCC has focused on integrating network / cloud-related time series data of very diverse and heterogeneous nature, developing innovative strategies for estimating the 'state' of a cloud system and natural language processing.
Now we are looking for two researchers that extend this work to cybercrime prediction with a specific emphasis in (Strand a) interpretable machine learning strategies - as assisting in the process of developing evidence for prosecutions is a crucial aspect of this work and (Strand b) Natural Language Processing - to aid in the detection of individuals moving towards a position where they would be willing to engage in cybercrime.
All positions are available on a full time, fixed term basis, to start immediately and is ended on 31st August 2022.
For any informal enquiries please contact (Strand a) Dr J Bacardit, Reader in Machine Learning, jaume.bacardit newcastle.
ac.uk and (Strand b) Dr Stephen McGough, Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning, stephen.mcgough newcastle.ac.uk
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Contributing to University, School of Computing, its research groups relevant to this project and the Centre’s public engagement activities (including School and University open days)
The Person (Essential)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
g., HPC clusters, GPUs, Cloud resources)
Attributes and Behaviour
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Requisition ID : 8641