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Post-Doctoral Associate in the the Division of Engineering (Computer Engineering) - Dr. Sandra Siby

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NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.


The laboratory of Dr. Sandra Siby, in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate position in security and privacy.

The lab's mission is to provide individuals with control over their privacy and protection from digital threats. We aim to do this by (1) developing technological solutions that ensure user security and privacy without compromising on their online experience (2) working with different stakeholders to drive the adoption of policies that prioritize user protection. We want to work towards a future where digital services are inherently designed with user privacy and security at the forefront. Currently, the lab's focus is on web/IoT/other emerging technologies, and private and trusted machine learning on end devices. More information on Dr. Siby’s research is available at

The successful candidate will engage in research that includes applied machine learning, systems building, and internet measurements. This role is especially suited for individuals eager to contribute to the initial research directions and culture of a newly established lab.

Key Responsibilities:

• Contribute to defining the lab's initial research directions and methodologies.

• Lead and collaborate on high-impact research projects in applied security and privacy.

• Mentor Ph.D./Master's/Bachelor’s students, providing guidance on research projects.

• Participate in developing coursework and organizing academic and community outreach events.

• Engage with academic and industry partners to advance the lab's research goals.


• A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline

• Demonstrated research experience in areas corresponding to the lab’s directions.

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, transcript, and at least two recommendation letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. The appointment will be for a duration of 2 years with a possibility for renewal. This position will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and the candidate must be ready to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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