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Post-Doctoral Associate in the the Division of Engineering (Computer Engineering) - Dr. Sandra Siby

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The laboratory of Dr. Sandra Siby, in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate position in security and privacy.

The lab's mission is to provide individuals with control over their privacy and protection from digital threats. We aim to do this by (1) developing technological solutions that ensure user security and privacy without compromising on their online experience (2) working with different stakeholders to drive the adoption of policies that prioritize user protection. We want to work towards a future where digital services are inherently designed with user privacy and safety at the forefront. Currently, the lab's focus is on web/IoT/other emerging technologies, and private and trusted machine learning on end devices. More information on Dr. Siby s research is available at   

The successful candidate will engage in research that includes applied machine learning, systems building, and internet measurements. This role is especially suited for individuals eager to contribute to the initial research directions and culture of a newly established lab.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to defining the lab's initial research directions and methodologies.

  • Lead and collaborate on high-impact research projects in applied security and privacy.

  • Mentor Ph.D./Master's/Bachelor s students, providing guidance on research projects.

  • Participate in developing coursework and organizing academic and community outreach events.

  • Engage with academic and industry partners to advance the lab's research goals.


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline

  • Demonstrated research experience in areas corresponding to the lab s directions.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, transcript, and at least two recommendation letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:  

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. The appointment will be for a duration of 2 years with a possibility for renewal. This position will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and the candidate must be ready to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.


NYU's agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world. As the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi has been built on the following principles:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor. It fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection. At NYUAD, students extend themselves and the frontiers of knowledge.
  • The residential life of students is central to the University's academic mission. Learning takes place across the campus, not only in classrooms, but also in residential houses, through participation in clubs and sports, during informal campus gatherings, and being engaged with the wider community.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi stimulates advanced research. The NYUAD Institute is a major research center. Research is integral to the undergraduate experience at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it will also drive the University's graduate programs.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a fully connected global network university. As one of the two major hubs in the global network, NYUAD creates a unique capacity for faculty and students to access the assets of the entire university system.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi advances the city of Abu Dhabi as a magnetic center of ideas and human talent.


NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it will move to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and the first class of students, who arrived in the fall of 2010, is one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

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