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Are you interested in bringing the beauty of advanced mathematics, cybersecurity, machine learning and control into infrastructure networks? Can you help in transforming the critical infrastructures into smart, secure, effective, reliable and efficient networks? Do you like to make sense of big data in utility infrastructure? Do you think renewable and intermittent sources can be managed more reliably? Are you interested in analytics and enhanced security solutions for the future cyber-physical systems?

The focus of Secure Next Generation Resilient Systems Lab (SENTRY) is in the areas of Cybersecurity, Resilience, Cyber-Physical and Industrial Control Systems, Smart Grid, and Embedded Systems. We are always looking for postdocs, PhD and MS/PhD students, internship and visiting students (all are fully funded). The prospective candidates will work on the security of cyber-physical systems and embedded devices, operational challenges, computational innovation in power systems area, real-time simulation and modeling tools for utility networks, and cutting-edge technologies and techniques for the future cyber-physical systems. If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out this unified interfolio application form.

Post Docs Positions

We are recruiting bright Post-Docs who have completed their Ph.D. in the past five years, or will complete soon, willing to address the challenges of SENTRY, supported by a very substantial funding landscape.

Should your application get shortlisted, a Zoom interview will be arranged.

MS/PhD & PhD Positions

We are recruiting Graduate Students: If you have a BS degree, apply to the combined MS/PhD program. If you have an MS degree already, apply directly to the PhD program. Every admitted student earns the KAUST Fellowship, which grants them: Full Free Tuition Support, Monthly Living Allowance, On-Campus Housing, Medical and dental coverage, and Relocation Support. KAUST accepts students for entry in Fall (August) and Spring (January). However, most students start in the Fall. There are several application rounds throughout the year, and hence you can essentially apply at any time. Prof. Konstantinou can supervise students in the CS and ECE programs of the CEMSE division.
Study at KAUST

Desired Qualifications for students:

  • First and foremost: strongly motivated and critical thinking.
  • Have a degree (BS or MS) in Computer Science, Electrical or/and Computer Engineering, Applied Math, Cybersecurity or a closely related field (Minimum GPA is 3.5/4 or 83/100). Prof. Konstantinou has different topics for students with different backgrounds.
  • Team working skill and high proficiency in written and speaking English (TOFEL IBT 79 or IELTS 6.0).
  • Good programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Python, Matlab).
  • Knowledge of computer security and electric power systems is a plus.
  • Publication(s) is/are preferred but not required.
Shortlisted applicants are interviewed via Zoom. Should I decide to make you an offer, I will guide you through the rest of the formal process (e.g., in the case of MS/PhD and PhD students, a formal application to KAUST is also required).

Undergraduate Interns

If you would like to visit the lab as an Intern, follow also the application link below. Interns can spend anywhere between several weeks to 6 months at KAUST. KAUST has several internship programs, including the VSRP (Visiting Student Research Program), Visiting Student, SSI (Saudi Summer Internships). Should Prof. Konstantinou get interested in your profile, he will direct you to the right program. Internships come complete with a salary/stipend, flight ticket, free on-campus accommodation, health insurance, and visa fee reimbursement.