King Saud University (KSU) is the premier
institution of higher education in Saudi Arabia and the region, and was
established in 1957. It has large faculty and student (both undergraduates and postgraduates)
bodies. It receives its funding from government's allocation, own endowments,
and research and consulting services.
The detection of anomalies in network traffic, such as
low volume attacks and abnormalities, has become a pressing problem in today's
large volume of Internet traffic. To this end, various anomaly detection
techniques have been developed. Network traffic analysis is a powerful tool the
enables such detection with high scalability and efficiency. Of particular research
interest to this project towardsanalyzing network trafficfor anomaly detection are
the following tools: pattern recognition for advanced network attacks, machine
learning and statistical algorithms, distributed algorithms and game theory.
Development and research on some of these tools will be the “heart” of the
The successful applicantwill perform
high-quality research within the Networks and Signal Processing team at the
Electrical Engineering Department at King Saud University in topics related to
computer networks and network security. The post is for 1 year; however it is
renewable each year based on the researcher's performance. The post is
partially funded during the first two years by the British Council and is in
the area of Computer Network Security. The successful applicantshould be
prepared to travel to the partner university at UK, i.e., Loughborough
University, for meetings, short term visits and for forging collaboration ties.
In addition, the project will follow a practical/demonstrable
approach, rather than restrict in theoretical approaches, and therefore,
network traffic analysis and vulnerability exploration are going to be elements
of the project.
Applicants should be highly motivated and have
at least an MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar related fields. Candidates must
also have experience in publishing research findings in international journals
and conference proceedings.
Research experience in computer network
monitoring and analysis, knowledge of the principles of computer network
protocols, their capabilities and restrictions, and machine learning is
essential. Moreover familiarity with Matlab, Python, C or similar programming
language and experience in Linux configuration is required.
The position's monthly salary will be based
on the applicant's qualifications, research experience, and publication record.
The salary will include an annual housing allowance. The total monthly
compensation will approximately range between SAR 8,100 and SAR 8,900 (Note:
There is no income tax in Saudi Arabia). Medical care at the university's
hospital is provided along with air tickets including family members to the
county of origin.
Name: Dr. Basil AsSadhan
Contact Dr.Basil at “bsadhan [at] ksu.edu.sa” with email
subject “NTA 2018”.Please send the following: Cover letter, CV, BS and MS
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
SAR97,200 to SAR106,800
£18,821.52 to £20,680.43 converted salary*
5th January 2018
5th March 2018