Doctoral Candidate Position in Trust Management Aalto University Department of Communications and Networking

Doctoral Candidate Position in Trust Management


The Department of Communications and Networking invites applications for Doctoral Candidate Position in the area of Trust Management


The candidate will join a research project about social network security, trust and privacy aiming to work out a series of algorithms, protocols and schemes to overcome the security and privacy issues of pervasive social networking. The candidate is responsible for fulfilling project tasks about social network security innovation and research.


Site of Research:  Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) (, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University


Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology)


Study time: Four years


Supervisor: Prof. Zheng Yan (


Starting date: March 1st, 2018 or any other mutually agreeable date


Research area: Information and Network Security, Trust Management, Privacy Preservation


Optional topics:  trust, security and privacy in pervasive social networking and IoT, D2D communication security, etc.


Skills and qualities required to apply:

  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages

  • good written and oral communication skills in English

  • good organization skills

  • rigorous and critical thinking

  • ability to work independently

  • research experience in the field of information security and trust management is considered as a plus

  • previous scientific publications are considered a plus


The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in information security, computer science, telecommunication engineering or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.


For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral studies will be accomplished. Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled:


Application (in English) should consist of: 

  • Application letter 

  • CV 

  • Transcripts of studies

  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employer

  • Proof of English proficiency


The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply for this job' below) no later than December 25, 2017.


Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.


Further information

  • Professor Zheng Yan at e-mail "" (research related information)

  • HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi e-mail "" (application process, practical arrangements)


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