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Automation in Privacy Engineering Leuven Belgium,  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 18 May 2017

Project Description

As privacy engineering methods are maturing, the need to optimize and automate these solutions is growing. Nevertheless, an automation toolset for privacy engineering is far from straight-forward as there are still many open issues. We currently focus on a number of related research challenges, including: 
  • Automated decision support for privacy threat analysis
  • Extraction of data flow diagrams based on existing architectural diagrams
  • Identification of suitable architectural views for privacy analysis and engineering
  • Guidance for selection of suitable privacy mitigation solutions (PETs)
  • Automated generation of privacy impact assessment documentation
  • Interactive guidance through the privacy knowledge base for privacy threat analysis and mitigation
  • These research topics are applied and require, in addition to the core research, outstanding technical work (to implement the tool suite).
  •  In addition, we closely collaborate with industrial partners and apply our findings in case studies in innovative application domains, including e-health, e-finance, e-media and e-government. This is also part of this versatile job.

If you share our strong interest in software engineering and in the development of software tools, and if you have
  • a master in computer science (or equivalent),
  • an analytical mind and technically skilled,
  • strong affinity to software engineering research, 
  • optionally some industry experience, 
  • and fluent English communication skills,

  • a supportive and collaborative team in which you can develop know-how and expertise in state-of-the-art technologies,
  • the opportunity to build up research and innovation skills that are essential for a future career in industrial as well as academic research and development environments,
  • support in the further development of your competences to analyze strategic research problems and to architect and evaluate innovative solutions with industrial applicability,
  • industry and market value in the field of software security and privacy,
  • a modular and dynamic growth path triggered by your own interests and skills,
  • an international and multicultural working environment


3000 Leuven Belgium

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