PhD Position in Privacy and Social Networks at K.U. Leuven

Do you like the Web and sharing in online social networks, but get worried about who might
see these data and what might happen with them? Are you wondering where the present
challenges of privacy, leaking, hiding and sharing will lead? Would you like to seek answers
from a computational perspective, but with the open mind, curiosity and persistence to also
work on interdisciplinary solutions? Do you hold a Masters degree in Computer Science or a
related field and have a background in data mining techniques as well as a keen interest in
the wider field of privacy studies? Then you should consider applying for a PhD position in
the FWO project “Privacy and Social Networks”. The position offers exciting possibilities of
working in a number of nested contexts:

Useful Links:
Web Mining group

Partner groups in the “Privacy and Social Networks” project:,

Related interdisciplinary project SPION (“Security and Privacy for Online Social Networks”):

Department of Computer Science ( of KU Leuven (

Please send enquiries and applications (a CV including certificates/transcripts and a
meaningful motivation letter) to Bettina Berendt at bettina.berendt(at) by 18