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Distributed Systems


Work description

The purpose of this grant is to explore, design and implement protocols that conciliate privacy and confidentiality guarantees to handle increasingly more input data sources, both from edge or cloud environments, with the extraction of valuable information from the data that can be trusted, an issue exacerbated considering multiple data owners or across administrative domains. In detail, the protocols should be able to work with anonymized data, as well as provide secure data exchange between the different processing elements in distinct environments, centralized (e.g. cloud) towards the edge. Specifically, if anonymization is not applicable, data encryption may be an alternative, e.g. taking advantage of trusted execution environments and related technologies. This includes the exploration of emergent federated machine learning techniques that will reinforce the analytic capabilities.

Academic Qualifications

MSc Degree in Informatics Engineering

Minimum profile required

- Solid knowledge on distributed systems and edge computing.- Solid knowledge in security- Solid knowledge in systems benchmarking

Preference factors

- Experience in secure data storage and processing systems

Application Period

Since 26 Jun 2020 to 09 Jul 2020


Cluster / Centre

Computer Science / High-Assurance Software

Scientific Advisor

Ricardo Pereira Vilaça