Master thesis - Performance evaluation of defense mechanisms against adversarial machine learning

Stockholm, SE
den 29 september 2021
den 21 oktober 2021
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Our Exciting Opportunity

This master thesis project will be hosted by Ericsson Research in Kista and will be part of an international team of world-class researchers with different backgrounds, experiences, with a specialization in adversarial machine learning and network security.

The focus of the project will be on performance evaluation techniques for defense mechanisms against training data extraction attacks, such as membership inference. In this study, the implementation and evaluation to measure inversion-leakage resistance will be done on image and/or network traffic datasets that are widely used, moderately complex, and have own labels.

You will

  • Have the freedom to conduct the thesis according to own methodology and it is advised to focus on interpretability evaluation methods.
  • Studying papers related to evaluating defense mechanisms against training data extraction attacks.
  • Implementing methods one of proposed methods.
  • Performing experiments to evaluate on machine learning models with different security levels.
  • Do proof of concept demo, thesis paper and presentation.


We are looking for a smart, forward-thinking, knowledgeable, and creative student studying master program in computer science, machine learning or equivalent. A student must have solid understanding in deep learning methods and programming skills. Good understanding of evaluation techniques for the interpretability of deep learning models is a merit. It is desirable to have general background in security and networking.

What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds - you will be redefining it. You won't develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.

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Hiring manager: In this role you will report to Research Leader

Recruiter: Karolina Jałkowska (

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Stockholm || [[mfield2]]

Req ID: 588838

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