Advertised: May 1st, 2017
I'm currently recruiting a researcher (a postdoc or a graduate with suitable experience), to work on the application of concurrent separation logic for verifying information flow security of seL4-based, security-critical embedded systems. Verified information flow security has seen something of a renaissance over the past 5 years, with success stories such as seL4 [IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland" S&P) 2013 ] or the more recent mCertiKOS; but concurrency remains an open challenge and one that this project aims to address for the first time.
This research will:
Ideal applicants will have prior experience with an interactive theorem prover like Isabelle or Coq, and either knowledge of verification techniques for shared memory concurrent programs (e.g. rely guarantee, concurrent separation logic, etc.) or information flow security (noninterference, declassification, etc.).
The successful applicant will be based at the School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne and work in collaboration with project partners at Data61's Trustworthy Systems Group in Sydney and the Defence Science and Technology Group in Adelaide.
The position is currently funded for one year, with possible extension beyond 12 months contingent on additional funding.
Applicants are encouraged to contact me in the first instance.