Positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

See a separate page for postdoc positions.

Ph.D. studies

There are two Ph.D. student positions available at the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering (LERSSE). Ph.D. students are accepted with full support in the form of research assistantships and positions are available for starting in September of every year. Application deadline is in December of the previous year.

LERSSE is a world-class international multidisciplinary research group specializing in the following areas of computer security:

  • Usable security (i.e., application of HCI methods to security)
  • Web security
  • Security and privacy of online social networks
  • Distributed systems security
  • Mobile device security

We welcome you to read more details about individual projects.

Besides usual training in computing, we are particularly interested in those applicants who have background or interest in applying methods of social science, cognitive science, psychology, and HCI to the domain of computer security.

LERSSE graduates commonly go on working for top hi-tech R&D and consulting companies in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Middle East.

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently highly ranked, including the most recent rank of 22nd in the world by Times Higher EducationUBC attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world.

Vancouver, Canada, is the great place to live, study, and work. It consistently ranks in the top 4 cities in the world. A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found that Vancouver is the world’s best place to live.
For further details and application instructions, see http://lersse.ece.ubc.ca/apply

Masters studies

LERSSE does not usually accept applicants for Masters program, unless the candidate is exceptionally bright and mature. If you believe you are such a person, you are welcome to apply. Support for Masters students is usually not provided.

How to apply

Follow these instructions to apply.