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Opening for PhD student
July 21, 2010, 4:59 pm
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This is probably not surprising if you’ve been reading the last several posts on this blog, but I have an opening for a PhD student that I would like to fill soon.  I’m circulating the following announcement about it.

I have one opening for a PhD student with a keen interest in CS theory research and a strong mathematical background to work on a game theoretic project in network security. The project entitled “Beyond Tit-for-Tat: New Techniques for Collaboration in Network Security Games” will focus on how to enable collaboration on the Internet, where populations are highly fluctuating, selfish, and unpredictable. This project will explore a new algorithmic technique for enabling collaboration in network security games which will improve on past approaches such as tit-for-tat in the following ways: (1) it works even in single round games; (2) it works even when the actions of the players of the game are never revealed; (3) it works even in the presence of churn, i.e. players joining and leaving the game.

The position will cover tuition and also pay a stipend of $1,780/month. The position can start in either spring or fall semester of 2011

New Mexico is a hot spot for research in complex systems and interdisciplinary research. The Computer Science department at the University of New Mexico benefits from strong ties with the Santa Fe Institute, and Sandia Labs and Los Alamos Labs. The theory group in our department is particularly strong, having graduated students in the past several years who have performed very well in a challenging job market. Permanent Positions secured by these students include: Asst. Prof. at University of Colorado, Boulder; researcher Sandia Labs; engineer at Microsoft. Post doc positions secured include: University of Waterloo, Technion and University of Victoria.

Interested? Please contact me about the position at: <my last name>@cs.unm.edu

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