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CeBIT 2017: CISPA Exhibits 7 Selected Research Projects

April 5, 2017

CISPA presented a selection of their research projects at this year’s CeBIT. Due to the continuing growth of the Saarbruecken Center for IT-Security, the projects

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Strong media reaction after spying doll “Cayla” has been forbidden due to privacy concerns raised by S. Hessel (CISPA)

March 1, 2017

Stefan Hessel, a student of CISPA researcher Prof. Sorge, has expressed legal concerns on the children’s doll “My friend Cayla” in his article (in German)

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CISPA’s Parliamentary Evening in Berlin

February 20, 2017

On February 13, 2017, CISPA organized a Parliamentary Evening on “Autonomous Systems” in Berlin. More than 150 people accepted CISPA’s invitation to “Landesvertretung des Saarlandes”.

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Career @CRC1223

The collaborative research center has multiple openings, mostly for PhD students in the areas of security & privacy, trustworthy information processing, real-time & embedded systems, distributed & mobile systems, and programming languages & verification.

The center provides a stimulating, competitive, yet collaborative environment for research and graduate education. The graduates of CISPA, of which the collaborative research center is a part, are highly sought after by academia and industry worldwide.

Qualified candidates can pursue doctoral degrees under the supervision of CISPA faculty and work as members of one or more of the collaborative research center’s projects. Graduate students receive individual training and mentoring from our faculty, preparing them for leadership in world-class academic or industrial research.

CISPA, the coordinating institution of the collaborative research center, is located in Saarbruecken, Germany, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. The area offers a high standard of living, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to major metropolitan areas in central Europe.

Graduate positions

Qualified candidates who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in a research area covered by CRC1223 faculty may apply at any time. The PIs of the individual projects will accept applications throughout the year for exceptionally strong candidates. Admitted applicants will have an opportunity to visit the center and its partner institutions and interact with faculty and students before making their decision.

Admission to the graduate programs of Saarland University and the Max Planck Institutes is highly competitive. A successful Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree from a top-tier, research-oriented institution of higher education is required. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record (at or near the top of their class), proficiency in spoken and written English, and strong letters of recommendation from their academic advisors.

The collaborative research center maintains an open, international and diverse work environment and seeks applications from outstanding students regardless of their national origin or citizenship. The working language is English. The center is committed to increasing the representation of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities in Computer Science.

Admitted students are advised by CRC PIs and conduct their research at the respective partner institute of the collaborative research center.

Admitted students either are paid employees of one of the partnering institutions or receive a scholarship from the Graduate Schools to cover fees, living expenses and health insurance. Additional financial support is provided for students with dependent children. Successful applicants from non-EU countries may be sponsored for a student visa.