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Research Internship - Security of Machine Learning

  • Irdeto
  • Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • 04/08/2021

Job Description

Who we are:

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport, connected health and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime effectively. With more than 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber-services protect more than six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known and loved brands.


People are Irdeto’s biggest strength and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is building a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.


The role:

As a Research Intern – Security of Machine Learning in the Advanced Technology Team, you will be contributing to one of our research projects in security of machine learning. Machine learning is used in a number of real-world security and safety related applications. Example applications within Irdeto are biometric authentication for access control and anomaly detection for public transportation. It is therefore important to investigate attacks on machine learning systems and to design corresponding security measures. This exciting full-time internship position starts in October 2021 and runs for six months.


The research project focusses on a recently introduced security measure referred to as model watermarking. Training a neural network can be expensive. For example, it typically requires a large, high-quality, and labeled training dataset. A trained neural network can therefore be an asset. Model watermarking offers protection against stealing, illegal re-distribution, and unauthorized application of such a network. Your role will be to collaborate with other researchers to investigate model watermarking techniques and to produce a new model watermarking scheme.


With this opportunity, you will be offered experience in security of machine learning and supervision of your master thesis project.


Your mission at Irdeto:

  • Study relevant literature on model watermarking.
  • Perform experiments to investigate model watermarking schemes for image classifiers.
  • Document the literature review, the experiments, and the results of the investigations.


How you can add value to the team:

  • Currently studying a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of machine learning.
  • Coding experience in Python®, TensorFlow®, and Keras®.
  • Interested in security aspects of machine learning.
  • Proficient verbal and written English communication skills.


What you can expect from us:

Irdeto is a people first organization where you can secure your future. Our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform our culture. We believe in connecting people and developing careers with a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness among our globally diverse workforce.


In addition to competitive remuneration and extensive benefits we offer:

  • An international & multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced 
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program
  • Innovation sabbatical
  • Volunteer Day
  • State of the art office space
  • On the job coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible work arrangements – via our Work Hard Anywhere policy.
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together!
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day!
  • US$ 500 net for your home office setup after you passed your trial period
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few)


With over 50 successful years of business innovation behind us, and an exciting digital and connected future ahead of us, Irdeto is a progressive company to join. We are looking for people who will keep us at the forefront of innovation and creativity.


Welcome to Irdeto!


Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on identity or innate characteristics, instead we aim to build a diverse, inclusive culture where your talent counts.