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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
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  • Job Type
    Employee, Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Research program title: Proactive Security for Attack-Resilient Microgrids: Detection, Mitigation and Recovery
Supervisor(s): Dr. Mourad Debbabi and Dr. Jun Yan

Reference Number: 5006

Program description: The primary intent of the proposed program is to investigate a proactive strategy for the security of microgrids. In this respect, we target the design and implementation of efficient and scalable techniques to identify, detect, and mitigate cyber-physical attacks against microgrids. A high-fidelity testbed will be designed and set up in order to: (i) experiment with various attack scenarios, (ii) characterize their cyber-physical impact, (iii) elaborate prevention/detection algorithms and deploy them to assess their effectiveness, and (iv) propose and evaluate mitigation schemes to counter the aforementioned attacks. As such, mathematical models will be elaborated and solved to prove the feasibility of various attacks. Besides, data will be collected, in real-time, from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and communication traffic and subjected to big-data-analytics algorithms to prevent and detect such attacks. Moreover, we will design and implement various control strategies for mitigation purposes. The proposed program will establish a long-term research thrust at Concordia University in microgrid security, which will nicely complement the existing strengths in smart grid security, attack-resilient control, and smart city technologies.



Academic qualifications required: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with solid expertise in Power Systems, Microgrids, Smart Grid, Control, and Cyber-Physical Security

Eligibility requirements:

• Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
• Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
• Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

Timeline and Application Process:

Application deadline: open until the position is filled but no later than September 1, 2018
Fellowship start date: no later than January 1, 2019

Submission process:
• All documents must be submitted to Courtney MacDonald at (Horizon.Postdocs@concordia.ca)
• Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist:
 One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
 Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
 Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Courtney MacDonald at (Horizon.Postdocs@concordia.ca)


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