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CS - Summer Research Assistant 

Location Princeton, NJ  
Department Computer Security 


The Computer Security Department of NEC Research Labs at Princeton has multiple spring/summer intern openings in the areas of systems and security with a focus on big-data enabled enterprise security for advanced persistent threats (APT). Have you heard about the cyber-attacks against Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and Sony Pictures? Are you interested in coming up with ideas and building solutions to defend against those attacks and to make the world a safer place? Come and join us for an internship! The internship typically produces high quality publications, patents, and the implementation of a research prototype. Our previous intern works have been incorporated into NEC product prototypes and resulted in publications in top conferences such as USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, ACM SIGMETIRCS and VLDB etc.

Position Requirements

Candidates should be pursuing a PhD or be engaged in active research and have strong system design and building skills. We have multiple intern positions that cover a diverse set of research directions. Previous hands-on experience on any of the following topics is a plus:

• Big-data system design and implementation
• Big-data storage/database systems, data management and data engineering
• Strong system building skills
• Attack forensics and dependency analysis
• Distributed information flow analysis
• Program analysis and domain specific language design
• Graph algorithm and graph querying
• Security big-data analytics (data mining, machine learning for security)
• Static/dynamic binary analysis and reverse engineering
• IoT, embedded system, and security focused pervasive computing
• Real-time streaming processing and security analytics in big-data context


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