Research Associate - Department of Computer & Data Sciences

Research Associate - Department of Computer & Data Sciences

June 2023

Research Associate Position Available in Dr. Erman Ayday’s Laboratory

Dr. Erman Ayday’s laboratory at Case Western Reserve University is recruiting a Research Associate. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with expertise in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Title: Research Associate

Department: Computer & Data Sciences

School: Case Western Reserve University

Location: Olin Building

Supervisor Name and Title: Erman Ayday, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Computer & Data Sciences


The positions’ objectives are to advance research in areas including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Privacy enhancing technologies (including big data and genomic privacy)
  • Genomic privacy
  • Fingerprinting correlated data and relational databases
  • Iterative algorithms for trust and reputation management

These are important research areas in the Computer & Data Sciences program at Case. The scope for the positions is to become part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. The responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) leading research projects, training junior researchers, developing new ideas and intellectual property, participating in conferences to share research progress, writing and publishing scientific documents and growing collaborative research both within and outside of Case Western Reserve, and helping with writing research proposals.


Dr. Erman Ayday’s research interests include privacy-enhancing technologies (including big data and genomic privacy), fingerprinting algorithms, and trust and reputation management. He is the recipient of Distinguished Student Paper Award at IEEE S&P 2015, 2010 Outstanding Research Award from the Center of Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) at Georgia Tech, and 2011 ECE Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Excellence Award from Georgia Tech. His other various accomplishments include several patents, research grants, and H2020 Marie Curie individual fellowship. He is am a member of the IEEE and the ACM.


(1) Multiple project management (10%).

(2) Active research (50%).

(3) Scientific reports, manuscripts, grants and invention disclosure writing (20%).

(4) Training graduate and undergraduate researchers (10%).

(5) Attend conferences and meetings (5%).


(1) Travel to collaborator locations for research execution (5%).


Mr. Sal Russo - (Administrative Manager,, 216-368-4088)

Department: Computer & Data Sciences

University: Case Western Reserve University


(1) Indirect supervisor of graduate and undergraduate student researchers.



Experience : 0-1 Years.

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Data Science or combinations.

Successful candidates will have expertise in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.


  1. Strong skills in C++ and Machine Learning frameworks and their backends
  2. Design and execute experiments.
  3. Data acquisition and analysis.
  4. Scientific document and report preparation.
  5. Scientific presentation.
  6. Coordination with interdisciplinary researchers.


Interested applicants should send the following materials in an application packet, preferably as a single PDF file, by email to Sal Russo at

(1) Cover letter indicating current and future research interests

(2) Expected starting date

(3) Current location and visa status

(4) Curriculum vitae


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.