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PhD position in Analysis and mitigation of the risks of biometric profilingPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2020-Jan-13
The chair for Biometric Pattern Recognition seeks an early-stage researcher pursuing a PhD qualification in the area of biometrics and deep learning. The specific research topic of this position is to analyse and mitigate the risk of biometric profiling based on features extracted in deep-learning-based face recognition. The researcher will investigate: (1) The risk of biometric profiling by attributes that can be inferred from features, such as profession, age, gender, health condition. (2) The characteristics of the facial image that contribute to profiling. (3) Methods to reduce the risk of profiling that can be integrated in the face recognition system.
This vacancy is part of the EU-funded project PriMa. PriMa stands for Privacy Matters and is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN). PriMa will train a next generation of researchers to define, investigate and implement solutions that ensure secure and efficient privacy protection whilst keeping the advantages of a digitalised society. The PhD students in PriMa will work together on the analysis of privacy risks stemming from the digitalisation of society, the protection of privacy against these risks, and the impact assessment of proposed privacy protection solutions.
ITNs pose the following additional requirements on the applicants:
Besides this vacancy there are 13 other open PhD positions in PriMa. Potential applicants are invited to review these positions. For more information about PriMa in general and the other vacancies, including links, can be found here: www.prima-itn.eu.
Conditions of Employment
We offer a PhD position for four years (38 hrs/week).
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.