- Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Social Science, Behavioural Science or similar?
- Exciting opportunity to develop the science that enables human intelligence and technology to work together across multiple domains
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the collaborative intelligence (CINTEL) Future Science Platform (FSP) that will develop the science that enables human intelligence and technology to work together across multiple domains, driving sustainable productivity growth and improving both the quantity and quality of jobs for human workers. The CERC postdoctoral fellow will develop tools and processes required to integrate artificial and human intelligence and produce a general-purpose technology which could have a transformative impact across a wide range of industries and domains.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research on human-machine collaboration to support collaborative surveillance in Security Operations Centres (SOCs) with the aim of addressing “alert fatigue”. With cyber security risks increasing daily, security analysts at SOC need to be effective in prioritising alerts to ensure that critical security issues are identified and addressed promptly. However, identifying critical alerts in a SOC is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack when it is moving at fibre-optic speed.
The research question that this project will address is how the humans and AI components can collaborate with each other, getting to the appropriate prioritisation and action, without the cognitive overload and attention loss. The AI needs to assist with prioritisation of alerts, provide rationales for the prioritisation, and provide appropriate visualisations. The human expert needs to inject knowledge to help with the prioritisation. The resulting human-AI symbiosis will not only lead to improved SOC productivity but also ease the emotional toll on cybersecurity analysts. The developed solutions will be applicable to any application domain that has a command-and-control-centre with situation awareness.