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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Research Assistant - Improving Cyber-Early Warning Systems

Professor V.S. Subrahmanian (Buffett Institute for Global Affairs & McCormick School of Engineering) and Professor Daniel W. Linna Jr. (Pritzker School of Law & McCormick School of Engineering) are seeking a TGS PhD student in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year with strong data analysis skills to work as a research assistant for 20 hours per week for four quarters beginning the Fall 2022 quarter to assist with a Cyber-EarlyWarning Systems project.

The goal of this project is to develop a data-driven, statistically rigorous framework for assessing and improving the state of cyber-early warning systems in the US. This Data Analysis RA and an RA from Pritzker School of Law will work together to gather necessary data to complete the assessment. The Law RA will take the lead in drafting Freedom of Information Act requests to gather data. The Data Analysis RA will build out the databases needed and the statistical analysis models to better understand and assess the state of cyber-early warning systems. Both RAs will work together with the PIs (Professors Subrahmanian and Linna) to analyze and make recommendations for improving cyber-early warning systems in the US. The final result of this study will be a publicly available report.

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