The main focus of the working group is resilient network infrastructure including the assessment and handling of threats, vulnerabilities  and risks for existing IT infrastructures. Aspects are anomaly detection and mitigation and the use of machine learning in the context of networked system resilience.Dealing with threats includes the development, testing and use of security mechanisms in order to ensure the authenticity, data integrity, reliability and availability of the IT infrastructures. In particular, the group explores how the mechanisms are embedded in their operational infrastructures. One current research field is how resilience mechanisms (e.g. machine learning based methods) are themselves are the subject of manipulations and attacks.

Please note: The lectures of the Working Group will mainly take place online in the summer semester 2021, with certain events (e.g. internships and seminars) having presence elements where possible.
Further information on teaching during COVID will be announced accordingly by the university management.



We are looking for a: Research Associate (f/m/d) (1,0 EGr. 13 TV-L, until 30.11.2025)
The project deals with security and resilience of AI based methods (e.g. machine learning), and how this can be conveyed to students of different disciplines. The research comprises topics such as vulnesrabitliy analysis, attack scenarios and Adversarial Attacks (e.g. in machine learning). The research should also cover, different application areas and how attacks and manipulation manifest themselves. Alongside there should be research on how this could be prevented respectively mitigated against. Further, ethical and legal aspects in the use of AI in different application areas, specifically with a view on data protection should be investigated. As well as research the teaching of these topics to students from different areas is integral part of this position. 
For further questions please contact Prof. Andreas Mauthe (mauthe@uni-koblenz.de <http://koblenz.de>, Tel.: +49 261 287-2547).



Within the project “AI and COVID: Explainabity and Decision Support through AI in Pandemics”, which is part of a wider project initiative of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to strengthen the digitalisation at universities, we seek three Post-Doctoral researchers (m/f/d). Application closure date: 30th June 2021.