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PhD position in the area of database privacy
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Department of Network Engineering (Spain, Barcelona)

The SISCOM Research Group ( within the Department of Network Engineering ( at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) ( welcomes and encourages applications for a PhD position in the area of database privacy to start in fall 2020.


The PhD position has a duration of 3 years and is made available through the research project “Big Data Anonymization” funded by “la Caixa”, a top Spanish financial institution. The main objectives of this project are to pioneer advance beyond state of the art on the design of anonymization algorithms and to develop a comprehensive understanding of privacy in a context of big data. The ultimate aim is to contribute to making big data compatible with the right to privacy. For the scholarship, we are looking for a candidate who is qualified to undertake supervised independent research in the area of database anonymization, in particular in the protection of dynamic data under popular syntactic models (e.g., l-diversity, t-closeness) and differential privacy.


We seek a highly motivated PhD student

  • who has completed or is about to complete by summer 2020 a Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or telecom engineering;
  • with excellent academic record;
  • good analytical skills;
  • strong oral and written communication skills.


Candidates should send to Prof. Jordi Forné ( the following information:

  • their CV (including list of publications, if any);
  • their academic record (with marks);
  • a certificate of English (TOEFL, Cambridge or similar).


September 15, 2020.

Contact: Prof. Jordi Forné
Last updated: 2020-07-10 posted on 2020-07-10