The Joint Research Centre is the European Commission's service that employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.


UL FRI and JRC Collaborative Doctoral Programme


The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) at Ispra, Italy and UL FRI are calling for applications for a fully funded doctoral studentship in the area of IoT security. The candidate is expected to spend approximately two years in Ispra, Italy, while the rest of the time will be spent in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The research carried out by the doctoral student would include areas:


IoT security

  • Machine learning modelling and analysis of sensory data and wireless network traffic, with the goal of deducing activities and interactions in the smart environment, profiling users, inferring private and sensitive information.
  • Developing possible countermeasures and mitigation techniques to the identified security threats.
  • Devising an automated system for security policy adaptation governing the behavior of the smart devices.



  • Tackling unconstrained recognition challenges.
  • Utilising local descriptors and convolutional neural networks.
  • Focusing on surveillance scenarios and forensic investigations.
  • Carrying out research related to de-identification and spoofing detection.


All information about the call are available at the Collaborative Doctoral Programme page.