French-American Doctoral Exchange Seminar (FADEx) 2017: Cybersecurity

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FADEx program encourages scientific exchanges between American and French Ph.D. students working in the same scientific field, and, by doing so, supports the creation of future French-American scientific collaborations.

In June 2017, we will organize a FADEx program focusing on cybersecurity, a vast and complex field of activity which aims to prevent malicious access to all objects, systems and digital infrastructures connected to a network. Cybersecurity covers the protection of physical systems, computer networks, software and data, as well as users’ awareness and understanding of rules and procedures related to the use of these systems.

Topics of interest:
- Cryptography
- Formal methods and theory of security
- Security services
- Intrusion/anomaly detection and malware mitigation
- Systems security
- Network security
- Database and storage security
- Software and application security
- Human and societal aspects of security and privacy

Within the framework of the FADEx program, the Office for Science and Technology will invite a group of American Ph.D. candidates to France for a week.

Two seminars will be held in Nancy and Rennes

The seminars will allow the US and French Ph.D. students to present and share their work on cybersecurity. Workshops will also be conducted in order to study scientific and technological convergences between the candidates.

A day in Paris

(Program to be defined)

Program (draft)

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Applications for students enrolled in an American university:

Applications can be submitted until March 10, 2017. Ten students enrolled in an American university will be chosen to participate in the program and a grant will be offered by the Office for Science and Technology and its partners to cover a round trip ticket to Paris, travel within France, accommodations and most meals. French citizens enrolled in an American university are not eligible. The jury will base its decision on the scientific excellence of the candidate, their motivation and the maturity of their project.

To apply:

  1. Fill in the online Application Form for FADEx 2017
  2. Send a Cover letter and the completed Advisor Authorization Form by email to Marie Letoret

Note that a good cover letter should present your background and should help us assess your motivation to join our program.

Once selected, laureates will have to provide additional information such as, but not limited to:

  1. Completed travel form;
  2. Copy of passport;
  3. Copy of US visa (if applicable);
  4. Copy of a student ID;
  5. High-resolution photo;
  6. Abstract of presentation.

Applications for students enrolled in a French university:

Applications can be submitted until March 10, 2017. Ten students enrolled in a French university will be chosen to participate in the program and a grant will be offered by the Office for Science and Technology and its partners to cover accommodations and most meals.

To apply:

  1. Fill in the online Application Form for FADEx 2017
  2. Send a Cover letter and the completed Advisor Authorization Form by email to Marie Letoret

Note that a good cover letter should present your background and should help us assess your motivation to join our program.

Once selected, laureates will have to provide additional information such as, but not limited to:

  1. Copy of an identity card or passport;
  2. Copy of a student ID;
  3. High-resolution photo;
  4. Abstract of presentation.

Dates:

- Application deadline: March 10, 2017
- Results: April 7, 2017
- Nancy Seminar: June 12-13, 2017
- Rennes Seminar: June 14-15, 2017
- Paris Seminar : June 16, 2017

Partners:

A look back on the 2016 FADEx Program on Cyber-Physical Systems:

Contacts:

Embassy of France, Office for Science and Technology
4101 Reservoir Road - Washington, DC 20007 - USA
- Hervé Martin, Attaché for Science and Technology, herve.martin@ambascience-usa.org
- Marie Letoret, Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology, marie.letoret@ambascience-usa.org