Research Associate Professor

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 28, 2021

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate Professor position (non-tenure track) with the Systems Software Research Group (http://www.ssrg.ece.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech. The position involves conducting research on program analysis and verification, in particular, on the topic of verification of machine code, targeting architectures such as x86 and ARM. The project vision involves formalizing ISA semantics, decompiling program binaries, and investigating scalable and automated techniques to reason about program behaviors. Additional directions including static and dynamic program analysis techniques, especially at the binary level, for automatic exploit generation with an underlying basis in semantics and logic.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- conducting independent research in these spaces
- developing publications for journals, conferences, and workshops,
and presenting papers at conferences and workshops
- conducting technology transitions to production systems of sponsors
(in relevant projects)
- developing research proposals for obtaining externally sponsored research

Required Qualifications

- Computer science or computer engineering PhD graduates with background and expertise in program verification are required.
- Credentials that align with a research associate professor rank.
- Candidates must have a well-established track record of published research at program verification conferences and journals.

Preferred Qualifications

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

7/12/2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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