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DSSS - Research Intern 

Location Princeton, NJ  
Department Data Science and System Security 


NEC Laboratories America ( conducts research in support of NEC's US and global business. Our lab has a broad research program that covers many areas and maintains a balance of fundamental and applied research.

The Data Science and System Security Department has multiple spring/summer internship openings in the areas of security with the focuses on advanced persistent threats (APT), Internet of Things (IoT) security, critical infrastructure security (e.g., ICS, SCADA systems), web application security, and automotive system security. We are solving real world problems and building research prototypes to defend against cyber-attacks in hot research areas. If you have interest or have been working on these areas, please apply for our internships! 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 SIGMETRICS, CIKM 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:

• Attack forensics, causality/dependence analysis on forensic graph
• IoT, embedded system, ICS, SCADA, automotive, web security, critical infrastructure security
• Experience with Web vulnerability analysis, access log analysis of web applications, and network traffic analysis with payload
• Real-time streaming processing and security analytics in big-data context
• Recent hardware features such as Intel SGX, Intel PT, ARM TrustZone, Intel MPX
• Software protection and anti-analysis techniques
• Real-world hacking/pen test experiences, such as experiences with metasploit
• Static/dynamic program analysis and domain specific language design
• Binary program analysis using angr or BAP for vulnerability and bug detection
• Application of deep learning and NLP techniques to binary program analysis
• Strong system building skills

NEC Laboratories America is located in Princeton, NJ, home of the Princeton University and one of New Jersey's most beautiful and idyllic towns. The area offers many exciting cultural, entertainment and outdoor activities. The office is minutes away from Princeton University and an hour from New York, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic Ocean. For more information about NEC Labs, access, and submit your CV and research statement.


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