Visible to the public Imperial College London: Research Associate (or Assistant) in Resilience and Safety to Cyber Attacks in ICS and CPSConflict Detection Enabled

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Closing date: 18 July 2023

This post of Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research, under the direction of Professor Emil Lupu, on the resilience and safety of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) to cyber-attacks. In particular the work will seek to deliver novel contributions that enable such systems to safely continue to operate even when they have been partially compromised and facilitate: a) continuous risk analysis in the face of adversarial threats taking into account the impact of security events across cascading interdependencies; b) characterising the attacks that can have an impact on the safety of the system, identifying the paths that make such attacks possible; c) identifying countermeasures that can be applied to mitigate threats and contain the impact of attacks; and d) ensuring that such countermeasures can be applied whilst preserving the system's safety, operational constraints and maximising its availability.

These contributions will be evaluated across several test beds, digital twins, and a number of use-cases across different industry sectors.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with the research staff at the University of Bristol (project partners), as well as to work with the extensive group of project academic and industry external collaborators.

The post is based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. This is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. The department has achieved top results in each of the research assessment exercises undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The successful applicant will join the Resilient Information Systems Security group, led by Professor Emil Lupu,