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[liberationtech] Two open postdoc positions @ Inria on "User discrimination on the Web"
arnaud.legout at inria.fr
Thu Jul 21 07:27:12 PDT 2016
We are looking for two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on the
project “User discrimination on the Web: measurement, causation and
With the first Postdoc, we shall be investigating how machine learning
techniques can be used to automatically identify discriminating features
of the web user’s profile. For instance, one goal is to implement
automatic user profiles using a deterministic or probabilistic
generator, and automatically classify the response signal of a set of
Web sites. We will then use crowd-sourcing measurements to collect the
user data and build a browser extension that will be used as a prototype
to validate the accuracy of the techniques.
With the second Postdoc, we shall be analyzing how web tracking affects
user discrimination. For this, we will be developing solutions against
persistent web tracking techniques, such as cookie and pixel tracking,
then analyze how web tracking protection influences user discrimination
by incorporating these mechanisms in the browser extension developed by
the first Postdoc.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in internet measurement, online
privacy, web technologies, or a related discipline, and should have
international publications in top conferences in these fields (Usenix
Security, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, ACM IMC, WWW, etc.)
You will work with Nataliia Bielova and Arnaud Legout as a part of INDES
and DIANA teams at Inria, Sophia Antipolis, France.
Don't hesitate to contact us informally to discuss this position.
Nataliia and Arnaud.
Arnaud Legout, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Inria
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