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PhD in CyberAttack Attribution

Applications are invited to apply for a PhD position in computer security at the IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain. Selected candidates will work with Dr. Juan Caballero on cyberattack attribution. The research will be application-focused and will involve a combination of data collection, data analysis, and prototype development.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates have earned (or are in their last year of) a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, have a strong commitment to research, are passionate about computer security, enjoy coding, and have some experience and interest in at least one of the techniques and application areas described above.

Good programming and tool building skills are required. Good command of English both spoken and written is also required.

Working at IMDEA Software

The IMDEA Software Institute is ranked among the best European research institutions in the area of Computer Security. Located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park, it perfectly combines the sunny and vibrant city of Madrid with cutting edge research and an inspiring working environment.

The institute provides an internationally competitive stipend, access to an excellent public health care system, unemployment benefits, retirement benefits, and support for research related travel. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.


The ideal starting period is October 1st, 2023.

Deadline for applications is September 18th, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at selecting option PhD Student and using reference code 2023-09-phd-attribution.

For enquiries about the position, please contact directly Juan Caballero ().