Postdoc Position in Security for Multi-agent Learning

Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Postdoc Position in Security for Multi-agent Learning

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The Division of Network and Systems Engineering at the Department of Computer Science, in the EECS-school is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of vulnerability analysis of multi-agent networked systems, focusing on impact assessment and threat mitigation. With a focus on multi-agent systems and learning, we are in particular interested in addressing fundamental problems related to security risk management, learning equilibrium and equilibrium-performance under adversarial behavior.

Our work includes developing models of the interaction between adversarial and benign autonomous nodes, and developing computationally tractable game theoretical models for analyzing various learning algorithms and the emergence of equilibria in the presence of adversarial behavior. We will then use the developed models for the design of topologies and learning algorithms that are resilient to adversarial behavior and allow to reach good equilibrium performance. The methodological results will be applied in a variety of critical infrastructures, from smart grids through building automation to railways.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Extensive national and international contact network with industrial and academic stakeholders.

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • The candidate should have a very strong research expertise from at least one of the areas security, communication networks, machine learning or game theory.
  • The candidate should also be prepared to collaborate with faculty and students at the division and at cooperating research groups at KTH.
  • The successful applicant should have an outstanding publication record. Well developed analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently.
  • Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge and skills that are meritorious for the position:

  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • 3 research publications authored by the candidate and relevant to the position.
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve us the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-0978
György Dan, Professor,
Natasha Kapama, HR,
Published 12.Apr.2021
Last application date 17.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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