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Mälardalen University, Sweden has two Post-Doctoral researcher positions on topics related to Safety and security  Assurance of Cyber Physical Systems.
Application to be made online following the link provided below each position. Deadline : December 15, 2018
 
Postdoc in Safety Assurance of Collaborating Cyber Physical Systems
The focus of this post-doc position is to conduct research into efficient safety certification of collaborating cyber physical systems, with specific focus on autonomous construction machinery.
The selected researcher will work in the project “SUCCESS’ which aims to make significant contributions to the assurance of the safe design and operation of industrial robotics and automation systems (RAS), and is part of the ‘Assuring Autonomy International Programme’ (AAIP) initiative funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York to spearhead research, training and standards in the safety of RAS.  The SUCCESS Project at MDH is selected as a demonstrator project for AAIP and has Volvo Construction Equipment and Safety Integrity AB as partners.
You will develop new risk models and assurance rules (some of which are amenable to automation) for updating risks and confidence pre-deployment as well as during operational phase, thereby realising the notion of dynamic safety cases. You will validate the project deliverables via the demonstrator developed in collaboration with project partners, mainly Volvo CE. You will disseminate the project results through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; and you will contribute to a future Body of Knowledge comprising state-of-the-art techniques, methods and processes for the engineering, assurance, regulation, deployment and operation of RAS.
 
 
Postdoc in Safety and Security Assurance of Fog/Cloud based Future Factories
The focus of this post-doc position is to conduct research into safety and security assurance in the context of reconfigurable future factories involving autonomous robots and humans.
The selected researcher will work in the project Future factories in the Cloud (FiC) funded by the Swedish Foundation for strategic Research and involves MDH (Project leader), Chalmers University of Technology, Uppsala University and the University of York (UK). We envision future factories being designed by compositions of smart connected components, with a large part of the intelligence residing in the Cloud. This will enable increased flexibility and evolvability of manufacturing, as well as pave the way for new business models where production facilities can be accessible as cloud services.
Moving a large part of the production complexity to the Cloud has benefits in cost, energy efficiency, sharing of resources, increased flexibility, adaptability and evolvability, and provide in general a strong basis for innovation. There are however associated challenges, including providing efficient and predictable (safe and secure) computation and communication, and coping with the huge amounts of data needed to provide the envisioned intelligence. These challenges are particularly demanding in safety-relevant systems, such as transportation and manufacturing.
The selected researcher will perform research on identifying threats to security as well as safety in futuristic factory contexts and develop methods and tools for assuring safety and security through appropriate mitigation strategies. Failure modes of technologies such as Fog and Edge computing needs to be appropriately characterized and modelled into assurance frameworks. The research will be based on real usage scenarios and results demonstrated and evaluated in industrial contexts.
 
 
 
MDH in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s largest university colleges with 14 000 students and 900 employees. It has a long tradition of cooperating with society and has entered strategic agreements with both the public and the private sector. Most study programs fall into one of four main areas: economy, health and welfare, education, and engineering. The MDH research often takes the form of co-creation with external partners on the regional, national and global levels, with the aim to generate useful solutions for societal development.
The position is to be hosted by Embedded Systems (ES), which is the most research-intensive research environment at MDH and a national leader in embedded-systems research. Research at ES has a dominating focus on embedded software, with world leading competence in embedded-software development and real-time systems modelling and analysis. Internationally, ES has extensive co-operation and is known for its research as well as its strong links with industrial partners, such as ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania and Volvo, as well as many smaller companies. ES provides a stimulating international research environment, characterized by its cooperative atmosphere, openness, and team spirit – a great environment for a researcher to grow in; with a mix of established and young researchers, several of which are employed or funded by industry.

 

FED4SAE 2nd Call opens 27th of May

Could 60K€ boost your innovation projects? Are you an innovative SME in the domain of Cyber Physical Systems or Industrial IOT that have an awesome business idea that could need a boost in the right direction? Then it could be a perfect opportunity to apply for a FED4SAE Application Experiment.

Read more about FED4SAE here.

If you get approved, the IOT Hub THINGS are happy to give you a nice deal on office space at their location in Stockholm. Just to put you in the centre of the action.

KTH is, as one of the Networking partners, proud to represent the FED4SAE Project in Sweden. And our role is to guide and help you apply.

The FED4SAE Project aims to bring innovations to the market by offering a combination of funding, technical platform, domain expertise as well as access to a pan-European network.

The expected duration of an Application Experiment is from 9 to a maximum of 18 months. The average funding per applicant is 50k€ with a maximum of 60k€ for one, at a funding rate of 70% of the budget.

What you need to apply;

1. A clear plan and budget for what you want to achieve.
2. An understanding of the business potential that the result could bring.
3. Selected one of the Industrial Platforms that you need to include in your experiment.

The call is closeing 18th of September so you should have plenty of time to apply. And the KTH Innovation HUB is happy to coach and support you in writing your application so don’t hesitate to contact us. But please don’t wait until the last moment.