Research Fellow in Secure Multimedia Communications


Institute for Communication Systems

Location: Guildford
Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 20 November 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 053023

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) home of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is looking to recruit a research fellow in Secure multimedia communications.

The succesful candidate will work on a new project which proposes a novel solution to optimise mobile network performance in High Demand Density (HDD) environments such as music festivals, sporting events, and major public gatherings. We aim to design and deploy the system with Open RAN technology, offering reliable connectivity in crowded venues.

The particular contribution from university of Surrey is focused on the security provisioning. It includes starts with a threat analysis for HDD applications, architecture, and its components such Open RAN, Core and Multicast Broadcast Services (MBS). The security design aims to cover the various architectural components in 5G such as Open RAN, core networks including MBS elements. The design also will include end-to-end multicast security to provide security and privacy for multimedia data. The work will also analyse various secure multicasting scenarios and demonstrate proof of concept for secure unicast and multicast key management and access control using simulation tools.

Finally a proof-of-concept demo of secure multicasting over the 5G system and within the 5GIC testbed will be deployed.

ICS is the largest academic research institute in Europe specialising on all aspects of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It is home to over 200 researchers with expertise in all communication and broadcasting systems and has developed a large scale testbeds for research and innovation and enjoys the state of the art lab and computing facilities.

5GIC established in 2012, is the world’s first dedicated centre in researching end-to-end aspects of 5G and works closely with national and international leading academic institutes and key industrial partners.

Applicants should have a graduate degree related to network, computer sciences or engineering with specialisation in cyber security. Good simulation skills for proof of concept and programming skills are required for the realisation of secure IP multicasting within the 5GIC testbed. Research experience in related areas would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be joining a very strong and vibrant research team and will be supported by academic staff and PhD students working on the programme, although he/she will be expected to coordinate as well as contribute to the research.

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr. Haitham Cruickshank (email: [email protected]  )

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£35,308).

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.