PhD scholarship in Safety and Security Risks for Cyber-Physical Systems
DTU Management Engineering invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position starting as soon as possible and at the latest 1 September 2017. The project will be based at DTU’s Engineering Systems Division and is part of the division’s research in the field of management of engineering risks and innovation safety in the context of digitalisation. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and will lead to a Double Doctorate Degree by DTU and NTNU. While having DTU Management Engineering as the home institution, the PhD student will spend a significant amount of time (approximately one year) at NTNU.
This PhD project will be closely linked to a related PhD project hosted by NTNU. Both PhD projects constitute a DTU-NTNU tandem project that will investigate different methods to make holistic and cost-effective risk analyses of cyber-physical systems heavily dependent on new information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Cyber-physical systems are characterised by their highly complex multi-layered nature, where software, hardware, humans, multiple interfaces, and technical components are deeply interwoven and where failures and threats can propagate from one layer to another. Manufacturing (Industry 4.0), transportation, energy production and distribution, healthcare and banking are all the sectors that have adopted and make extensive use of new ICTs. This results in a noticeable trend in the development of modern engineering systems: from being physical and socio-technical into cyber-physical systems. The safety and security risk management of these systems requires significant improvements in order to achieve the same level of results as in traditional industries.
Candidates should be highly motivated and hold a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. Some of the following areas are the prerequisite qualifications: computing, ICT, data processing, software development or similar.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Researcher Igor Kozine and Professor Anja Maier.
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
- DTU Lyngby Campus; Denmark
- NTNU Trondheim Campus, Norway(appr. 1 year)
Please submit your online application no later than 15 May 2017. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
- A letter motivating the application, including your research activities and ideas for the research project (cover letter, max 3 pages)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and copies of your original BSc/MSc diploma, certificates, and lists of subjects with your results as well as their official translation into English
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system
- Two reference contacts who may be contacted by the assessment committee
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.