Artificial intelligence methods are used, among other things, to automate fact-based decision-making processes and to simulate
and advance the behavior of individual actuators or entire swarms. In the context of IT security, they have the long-term
potential not only to automate time-consuming manual analysis tasks of large amounts of data reliably and with low error rates
by means of cognitive security, but also to contribute to the protection of networked systems. Therefore, they should be used
for the detection of, for example, anomalies or attacks and for the design and implementation of preventive security mechanisms.
Due to the wide range of possible applications of Artificial Intelligence, the W3 professorship has an interface function within
the Department of Computer Science and the CODE research institute and serves as a bridge to the engineering, humanities,
and social sciences. An excellent, internationally oriented professor is sought who is particularly proven in several of the
following areas in research and teaching with a clear reference to IT security:
• Autonomous and distributed AI systems
• Experimental and model-driven cognitive systems
• Machine learning for the detection and prognosis of patterns in data
• Neural Computing, especially Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning
• Scalable, efficient and resilient analysis algorithms and learning methods
The Bundeswehr University Munich is looking for a professor who, in addition to having outstanding scientific qualifications,
will also contribute actively to the CODE research institute.
Besides excellent research work, the new professor is expected to develop demanding lectures, tutorials, and seminars for the
master‘s program in Cyber Security and to provide excellent teaching in her or his respective specialist area.
The applicant is also expected to carry out teaching in the bachelor‘s programs in computer science and business computer
science, and to work closely with the other departments at the Bundeswehr University Munich.
The professorship will be provided with superbly equipped laboratories housed in a new building that will be built in the near
future. The candidate must have an excellent scientific track record, as demonstrated by a habilitation or equivalent scientific
achievement, as well as relevant publications in academic journals. Proven teaching experience in her or his respective specialist
area is highly desired. The new professor should have an international perspective, e.g., based on participation in international
research projects and experience in acquiring third-party funding. The duties will also include participation in the academic self-administration of the university. Further, the candidate will be expected to assume a gender equality based leadership role.
The Bundeswehr University Munich offers academic programs directed primarily at officer candidates and officers, who can
obtain bachelor‘s and master‘s degrees in a trimester system. Study programs are complemented by an integrated program
entitled “studium plus” which consists of interdisciplinary seminars, tutorials and training in key professional qualifications.
The recruitment requirements and the employment status of professors are governed by the Federal Civil Service Act
(Bundesbeamtengesetz). To become an appointed civil servant (Beamter) candidates must be no older than 50 on the date of
The university seeks to increase the number of female professors and thus explicitly invites women to submit applications.
Severely disabled candidates with equal qualifications will receive preferential consideration.
Please submit your application documents marked as Confidential Personnel Matter to the Dean of the Department of
Computer Science, Professor Dr. Oliver Rose, Bundeswehr University Munich, D-85577 Neubiberg, via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th of September, 2019.
W3 University Professorship for Artificial Intelligence in IT Security
The research institute for Cyber Defence (CODE) at the Bundeswehr University Munich has been substantially expanded to
become the research institute for “Cyber Defence and Smart Data“ of the Bundeswehr and the Federal Government institutions.
CODE was established in 2013 with the objective of bringing together experts from different faculties and scientific disciplines
as well as expertise from industry and government agencies to conduct research in cyber and information space. CODE pursues
a comprehensive, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach to implementing technical innovations and concepts for the
protection of data, software, and ICT infrastructures in accordance with legal and commercial framework conditions. It has already
established important strategic partnerships in this area. The objective of the expansion is to unite the Bundeswehr‘s and the
Federal Government‘s research initiatives in the area of Cyber Defence and Smart Data and to establish the CODE research
institute as the primary point of contact in the cyber and information domains of the Bundeswehr and the Federal Government.
Research and teaching in the area of cyber security is already being carried out as part of the bachelor‘s and master‘s programs in
the Department of Computer Science. A new independent master‘s program in Cyber Security was launched on January 1st, 2018.
The Department of Computer Science at the Bundeswehr University Munich is seeking a professor for the following specialist
area of its Cyber Defence und Smart Data research institute:
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