Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)

2 Early Stage Researcher positions in law for H2020 MSCA ITN TreSPasS

 
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2 Early Stage Researcher positions in law for H2020 MSCA ITN TreSPasS

3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the Marie S. Curie Innovative Training Networks regulations for early stage researchers

Trespass (TRaining in Secure and PrivAcy-preserving biometricS) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Framework (2020-2023). TreSPasS is a collaboration between 7 research institutions, including KU Leuven, and  industrial partner organisations with a focus on the delivery of privacy preservation through effective design of privacy-enhancing technologies for the protection of biometric data. The project will investigate security protection, including generalised presentation attack detection capabilities, and will deploy these new technologies to commercial-grade systems in full compliance with the European GDPR legislation.

The overall objectives of TreSPasS are:

  • To train 14 creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative researchers as privacy protection experts.
  • To contribute to a full understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of the needs and advantages  of privacy preserving biometrics.
  • To contribute to the development of solutions that address this important societal challenge.


TreSPasS will train a next generation of researchers equipped with the necessary multi-disciplinary skill set and capacity to define, investigate and implement solutions that ensure that suitable privacy preserving biometrics are developed and used. This new community of biometrics researchers will be capable of innovating the next generation of biometric technology designed to preserve privacy and to protect security simultaneously. The network will provide them with transferable skills to enable effective planning, management and communication of research ideas and outcomes. This will give them excellent career opportunities.  

More informationabout TreSPasScan be found at  (link to TreSPasSwebsite to be provided)

The KU LEUVEN Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) is a research unit of the Faculty of Law founded to develop legal knowledge in the field of ICT, digital media and intellectual property. The Centre is affiliated to imec (research group on security & privacy) and is part of both the Leuven Centre on ICT (LICT) and Leuven.AI. CiTiP has over thirty years of experience conducting research into the legal and ethical aspects of innovative information and communication technologies, privacy and security, intellectual property and biotechnology, in both the public and private sectors. The Centre currently consists of over forty full-time researchers involved in interdisciplinary projects financed through programs such as H2020, Marie Curie, FWO and ICON as well as through bilateral contracts. For more information regarding the Centre, please refer to the website.

The KU LEUVEN Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) is a research unit of the Faculty of Law founded to develop legal knowledge in the field of ICT, digital media and intellectual property. The Centre is affiliated to imec (research group on security & privacy) and is part of both the Leuven Centre on ICT (LICT) and Leuven.AI. CiTiP has over thirty years of experience conducting research into the legal and ethical aspects of innovative information and communication technologies, privacy and security, intellectual property and biotechnology, in both the public and private sectors. The Centre currently consists of over forty full-time researchers involved in interdisciplinary projects financed through programs such as H2020, Marie Curie, FWO and ICON as well as through bilateral contracts. For more information regarding the Centre, please refer to the website.

TreSPasS has 14 open positions for PhD candidates, 2 of which are at the KU Leuven. 

ESR 13, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium: Conceptual framework for use and regulation of new biometric data

The Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property Rights (CiTiP)  hires a legal researcher in biometrics and body-machine interactions and seeking a PhD  qualification. The Marie Curie fellow researcher will investigate the need for new legal concepts and principles for the use of human characteristics, such as emotions, but also electrocardiograms (ECGs) and electroencephalograms (EEGs), in particular in an Internet of Things or more advanced robotics context. The research will look into the need of (new) norms and regulations, in particular in the field of privacy and data protection  but also from a fundamental rights point of view.

 

ESR 14, KU Leuven,Leuven, Belgium: Catalogue of risks of biometric data use and assessment of protective technical measures

The Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property Rights (CiTiP) hires a legal researcher seeking a PhD  qualification, eager to investigate the qualification of the risks of current and new biometrics in present and future applications. The Marie Curie fellow researcher will investigate these risks and categorize them. This will be deployed to assess as to whether the legal framework is ready to cope with these risks and to update the obligatory risk assessments. The analysis will further be used to review current protective measures and to identify future protective measures for implementing privacy and data protection by design.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR [at] kuleuven[.]be.

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In your application, please refer to myScience.be and reference JobID 3043.

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