Software Developer Ref 6398
School/department: School of Engineering and Informatics/Department of Engineering and Design
Hours: part time considered up to a maximum of 60% FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 4 January 2023
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 16 July 2021
Closing date: 2 August 2021 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible.
We are recruiting a research assistant to develop and evaluate interactive visualization tools for a project entitled Cybersecurity visualization: collaborative graphical tools for security policies. The project is a collaboration between the University of Sussex and Qatar University.
The project is inventing novel approaches to supporting collaboration between managers who devise access control policies for computing resources and IT specialists who implement those policies digitally. Communication between managers and IT specialists is a substantial problem, because they use different technical languages and are unfamiliar with each other’s systems.
To solve this problem the project is developing innovative graphical tools, interactive information visualizations. The visualizations will serve as a common medium for managers and IT specialists to share precise and detailed specifications of access control policies and to explore the implications for the security of digital resources. The tools will be underpinned by rich databases of simulated users and computing resources.
The post-holder’s primary role will be to implement research-prototype interactive visualization tools and the database of simulations users and resources, and to conduct rigorous evaluations of them. The post-holder will also contribute to the team effort in the overall design of the visualizations and user studies.
You will be based at the University of Sussex, work under the supervision of Prof Peter Cheng, and be a member of the Representational Systems (RepSys) Laboratory within the Creative Technology Research Group. Locally you will work closely with members of the RepSys Lab, and at a distance you will collaborate with the team members in Qatar University. See here for the RepSys lab web pages:
Please contact Professor Peter Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org for informal enquiries.
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