PhD Student Opening at SPriTELab


Security, Privacy, Trust and Ethics in Computing or SPriTELab at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has an opening for one PhD student researcher in the broad area of systems security and privacy. This fully funded position will provide an exciting opportunity to work on challenging and practical problems in mobile, wearable, IoT and Cyber-Physical systems security and privacy. We are looking for a candidate who has a strong systems & development background and programming skills. Experience in machine learning and statistical analysis is also required. The candidate should possess excellent communication (reading, writing and oratory) skills and proficiency in English. A bachelor’s in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related areas is required, although a master’s is preferred. Besides everything, the candidate should be passionate about security and privacy research and strongly committed to publishing research results in top-tier security venues such as IEEE S&P, NDSS, ACM CCS and USENIX Security.

SPriTELab provides an excellent collaborative environment for conducting cutting-edge research, significant latitude/independence in choosing research directions/topics and personalized attention from senior researchers/faculty in the lab to grow one’s professional career. SPriTELab has state-of-the-art computing and IoT equipment to conduct systems and security research, and significant budget for investing in new devices/equipment as per researchers’ requirements and research directions. This position provides an annual stipend between $22-24K, full tuition and fee reimbursement and health insurance coverage. Click here for information about the PhD program in the CS department at UTSA.

Interested students/researchers can apply by sending an email to SPriTELab director Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala <murtuza(dot)jadliwala(at)utsa(dot)edu> with the email subject line "SPriTELab PhD application". Please include the following in the email application:
  • Latest CV/resume clearly outlining past research experience, including, publications, past research projects and technical skills.
  • An unofficial bachelor’s and master’s (if applicable) transcript, translated in English..
  • Recent GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores and test dates.
  • A list of at least three references (containing email addresses and contact information).
  • A short research/personal statement.
  • Title and a brief critique of Dr. Jadliwala's most recent NDSS paper

Email applications that DO NOT contain this information or incorrect subject line may not be reviewed!

For any additional questions or information, send an email to: murtuza(dot)jadliwala(at)utsa(dot)edu.