PostDoc: ATOM project

Currently I am part of the ATOM (Attack Tolerance using Machine Learning and Big Data) project, hosted by the Paris Saclay University. We are looking for a talented and motivated postdoc for a 1-year contract, with the possibility of being extended for another 2 years. The salary is about 40 000 euros.

ATOM is a joint project between University Paris Saclay, Telecom SudParis Engineers school and University College London. This project extends different artificial intelligence techniques to make systems more robust to attacks. The aim is to automatically generate alternative versions of the systems that are robust to adversarial attacks. These diverses versions will make the system adaptable, guaranteeing the quality of its services even under attack. The project will apply and extend a series of existing tools based on adversarial machine learning and genetic programming.
The postdoc will need to get familiar with these concepts, researching on how to connect them to deliver high quality standards software.

The position is for one year starting 1st October 2019.

Expected profiles

We are looking for candidates with research interests and expertise in a combination of formal methods and machine learning.
The successful candidates is expected to :
– Engage in advanced research, maintain an outstanding track record of published research at a level of international excellence and lead activities promoting research impact.
– Engage in professional development as appropriate
– Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the project.

Applications are welcomed from international candidates. Please make sure that your work experience, education and qualifications are clear in your CV, and skills are clear in your statement.
Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science at the time they start the position, be fluent in english.
Successful candidates should commit to be available to travel to present their results to conferences.


The project is a joint effort between three institutes: University Paris Sud, who leads the project, Telecom SudParis and University College London. The candidate will keep contact with the main researchers of the three institutes.

About the University Paris Sud:

The Université Paris-Sud is among the 50 top universities worldwide in the 2017 Shanghai ranking, and is one of the two best French research universities with about 31400 students, 1800 permanent teaching staff and 1300 permanent research scientists from national research organisations (CNRS, Inserm, INRA, Inria), it is the largest campus in France. Since 2006, scientists from the University were awarded four Fields medals, two Nobel Prizes and a number of other national and international (European Inventor Award 2013, Wolf Prize 2010, Holweck Prize 2009, Japan prize 2007) prizes. The Université Paris-Sud offers a complete range of qualifications, ranging from the purest of exact sciences to clinical practices in medicine, covering life and health sciences, legal sciences and economics. The University is located on the Plateau de Saclay, the largest cluster of public and private R&D institutions in France (with ca. 16000 research staff), and is one of the core members of the University Paris Saclay – a world class university and a world-renowned research and innovation hub.

Interested candidates are requested to contact Dr. Fatiha Zaidi ( <>) and/or Pr. Ana Cavalli ( <>) and/or Dr. Héctor David Menéndez Benito ( <>. with a CV or for any questions.