We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Norton Labs Graduate Fellowship program. Final award decisions will be made in February 2022.Fellowships will be bestowed on exceptional Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Our program aims to fund innovative research that has real-world value and aligns well with key areas within our business. Topics of interest include:- Privacy and Identity: Applied and novel techniques for privacy and identity-protection objectives such as authentication, authorization, verifiable claims, trust, anonymity, ubiquitous and usable encryption, and privacy-preserving analytics.- Security: Achieving security objectives in consumer-related contexts including operating systems, web, mobile devices, Internet of Things, and cloud-based services through such mechanisms as trusted hardware, secure programming languages, security by design, threat and malware characterization, and auditing and deception techniques.- Machine Learning: Robustness, interpretability, security, privacy, and accountability of machine learning systems. This includes scalable machine learning methods for graph and time-series analyses, anomaly detection, natural language processing, and distributed model training, in support of the privacy/identity and security areas mentioned above.- Human Factors: Applications of psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral economics, human-computer interaction, linguistics, and other human sciences to security and privacy. These include usable security, use of technology for social good, effective notifications for privacy, security, and identity theft, and both human-assisted AI and AI-assisted humans.**Provisions of the Award**The Norton Labs Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student's tuition fees and/or reimburse expenses incurred by the student during research collaboration with Norton Labs. Common examples of expenses include, but not limited to, conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc. If the recipient's intended use of the endowment is to cover tuition, this portion of the award will be made available through the university.