Date: Mar 6, 2021
Location: Lexington, MA, US
Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Internet of Things devices, critical infrastructure, and sensor and communication systems all have one thing in common: they interface the digital and physical domains. The Cyber-Physical Systems Group conducts research to understand the cybersecurity implications of these physical interfaces and use the results of our research to develop prototypes that serve as pathfinders for future technological solutions.
The Cyber Physical Systems Group tackles key problems in the convergence of cybersecurity and the physical world in an interdisciplinary research and development environment. We focus on developing new capabilities in the areas of hardware security and cyber-EW for the DoD, intelligence community, and federal agencies. Key technology development thrusts include novel sensors, testbed development and introspection, and unconventional methods of system exploitation.
In this role, you will work with a multidisciplinary team to support existing efforts in the cyber-physical domain. Prospective candidate may:
- Conduct research and development in Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum analysis
- Reverse-engineer hardware and/or software systems and develop capabilities against them
- Prototype new capabilities using various hardware sensors such as Software Defined Radios (SDR’s)
- Prototype novel hardware defenses, sensors, and analysis techniques
- The co-op will work closely with a mentor from the Cyber Systems and Operations Group technical staff. Successful candidates are interested in the inter-disciplinary nature of the cyber-physical problem space and are willing to develop new expertise in the pursuit of solving unconventional problems.
Degree and experience requirements:
The successful candidate will be a degree candidate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other related area with interest in cyber security