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May 11, 2018

Doctoral GRA Position Available

The Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University has a Doctoral GRA opening to work on a project aimed at designing Interoperable Representations of Biometric Data through machine learning strategies. This research will provide interoperable solutions in high security applications and extend the range of applications of the biometric technology based on the three primary modalities (i.e., fingerprint, iris and face).

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience related to image processing. Candidates are expected to be capable of working under limited supervision, be well organized and have strong communication skills. Actual work is expected to involve a mix of conceptual design, experimentation, software development, and empirical evaluations (including human subject experiments). The successful candidate is expected to publish papers in top-tier conferences and journals along with other faculty and students. Initial appointments will be for one year with option of renewal for an additional one or two years. The successful candidate will perform research in the area of Applied Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. A primary area of work will be on deploying state of the art machine learning solution for to enhance computer system security, included and not limited to identify potential challenges of applying existing machine learning methods, improve existing data analysis methods or develop novel learning algorithms, perform evaluation of learning algorithms.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned Bachelor, or have it completed by the start date of the position, in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or statistics.

The start date is negotiable with a preference for people who can start by August 2018. To be considered for this position, interested candidates should forward their resume along with the names of 3 references to emarasco@gmu.edu.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

Equity Statement: George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.