PhD student in IoT cybersecurity

Liège, Belgium


LACROIX contribue à la construction et la gestion d’écosystèmes de vie intelligents, grâce à des équipements et des solutions iiot.

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Company Description

As an expert in high-tech equipment and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for smart mobility, LACROIX’s City Activity supplies simple, complete solutions for optimizing and digitalizing cities and regions. Its expertise is based on three pillars: road safety, traffic management, and smart lighting.

Drawing on its six industrial production sites in Europe and six international subsidiaries, this activity is able to support public and private bodies with transformation of the road network into a fluid, secure and sustainable space, thanks to its Smart Street and Smart Road solutions. With over 600 employees, the activity recorded a revenue of 109 million euros in 2022.

As a publicly-listed family-owned mid-sized with a proforma revenue of €708M in 2022, LACROIX works with its customers and partners to connect the world of today with the world of tomorrow. It aims to help them build the industry of the future and benefit from the innovation opportunities all around them, offering them the equipment and solutions needed for a smarter world.

You are willing to share common goals and team up with an innovative, ambitious and committed group to help build the future?

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Job Description

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you integrate our software team, developing new smart city products and applications.
You realize an industrial PhD using Artificial Intelligence in the field of IoT cybersecurity for edge computing devices.  This PhD will be achieved in partnership with the the Security and Performance of Networked Systems research group within UCLouvain (Belgium) over a period of 48 months.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • With the support of Pr. Sadre (UCLouvain), Lacroix security architect and Engineering Manager, you accomplish a PhD thesis in an industrial environment.
  • You participate to tests, demonstrations and software development on edge computing devices.
  • Your report work evolution on a regular basis.


  • Master degree in engineering, electronic or IT, or equivalent through experience.  This diploma must have been obtained after 2014.
  • Excellent competences in software design, cybersecurity and AI matters.
  • Solutions, quality, innovation and results oriented, with good communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, hands on, autonomous, rigorous and flexible.
  • Fulfillment of UCLouvain doctorate admission requirements (see
  • Very good command in spoken and written English.
  • Good working knowledge in spoken French is a plus.

Additional Information

  • A diversified and challenging technical position within a dynamic team in a fast growing environment.
  • The opportunity to enter a sustainable development and green tech company.
  • Varied contacts with professionals on an international scale.
  • Significant learning and evolution opportunities.
  • An attractive salary package coherent with your experience.
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Tags: Artificial Intelligence Industrial Internet of Things PhD

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours

Region: Europe
Country: Belgium
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