Postdoc (Research Fellow) in Computer Security & Deep Learning
National University of Singapore, School of Computing (SoC)





The Computer Science Department at National University of Singapore is seeking a research fellow (RF) or senior research fellow (SRF) with expertise in deep learning and security, starting immediately. The position is for a 3 year project that aims to develop new mechanisms for analyzing deep learning models, and develop new ones for binary reverse engineering.


The project aims to develop a robust platform for using deep learning, as well as traditional program analysis techniques, for the task of machine code (binary) analysis. The project aims to establish experimental benchmarks to compare existing techniques. The end deliverable may include robust binary analysis infrastructure with a mix of deep learning and classical program analysis techniques. The investigator is Asst. Prof. Prateek Saxena.


Applicants will be selected based on their research ability and prior expertise in security / deep learnig related work. Candidates are expected to have a strong technical background in deep learning or binary analysis, and preference is given to candidates in both.


The cyber-security group at NUS offers a vibrant and collaborative environment. Candidates should be prepared to collaborate with the strong research team comprising of over 20 graduate students and staff working in a wide range of topics in cyber-security. A keen interest in system-building or developing theoretical foundations is beneficial.




* Having completed all requirements for a PhD degree. The candidates track record in publication, and strengths as an independent researcher are valued.


* Expertise in deep learning or binary analysis is strongly preferred. If the candidate has past systembuilding, security or applied cryptography research work to demonstrate, this will be considered favorable.


* Committed to full-time employment at NUS, Singapore.


* Preference to candidates with strong research background relevant for the project, determined via interviews.




If interested, please send your resume to Prateek Saxena ( and Cheryl Lee ( including a cover letter, CV and a brief statement of your work undertaken in previous work. The initial term of appointment will be 1 year extensible to 2 years, upon review of satisfactory performance. The selected candidates will be offered competitive salaries and benefits.


NUS is a reputed world-class university that provides an outstanding and supportive research environment. Its School of Computing is highly ranked (within the top 15) among the computing departments of the world.


Singapore is a vibrant, well-connected city with low taxes and research hub in Asia.

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