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PhD Position: A Privacy-by-design Middleware for Urban-scale Mobile Crowdsensing, France


We are offering a 3 years PhD position at INRIA starting November 2016.
The research work will focus on the design of a secure and Privacy-by-design Middleware with data management support. Potential applications and use cases are in urban-scale social sensing and quantified-self contexts. The PhD student will work in the Inria SMIS & MIMOVE team and be part of the
CityLab@Inria initiative, which studies ICT solutions toward smart cities that promote both social and environmental sustainability.

More information on the PhD topic on:

Applicants should have a strong background in computer science, good
programming skills, and be particularly interested in distributed data
management, middleware and data privacy aspects.

The salary amounts is around 2000 Euros gross income per month.

Please send your application including CV, cover letter and recommendations to
Nicolas Anciaux ( & Valerie Issarny (

Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied
mathematics, promotes “scientific excellence for technology transfer and
society”. Graduates from the world’s top universities, Inria's 2,700
employees rise to the challenges of digital sciences. 

MIMOVE : MiMove's research has a strong focus on mobile distributed systems and
supporting middleware, with special interest in the aspects of emergence and
evolution, very-large-scale mobile sensing, and mobile social crowd-sensing.
Our research results can have an impact on various application domains; we focus
in particular on the application area of smart cities, due to its growing
social, economic and technological interest.

SMIS : SMIS is a core database team which aims to design and validate Secured
and Mobile Information Systems. The research contributions of SMIS focus on data
management techniques for constrained smart objects, access and usage control
models to help individuals to better control the sharing of their data, and
decentralized data management techniques towards privacy-preserving management
of sensitive/personal data.

About INRIA@CityLab
CityLab@Inria studies ICT solutions toward smart cities that promote both social
and environmental sustainability. Toward that goal, the  Lab undertakes a
multi-disciplinary research program through the integration of relevant
scientific and technology studies, from sensing up to analytics and advanced
applications, so as to actually enact the foreseen smart city Systems of Systems
while fostering citizen participation.
For more information see:

Application Deadline : 31 December 2016

PhD Position: A Privacy-by-design Middleware for Urban-scale Mobile Crowdsensing : PDF

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Posted on 2016-09-06 12:55:16

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