Research Fellowship at University of Udine, Italy

Rapid Detection of Sources of Unsolicited Bulk Email (Spam)

A research fellowship is available at the Department of Physics of the University of Udine (North-East Italy), with subject: Development of a software platform for a rapid detection of sources of unsolicited bulk email (spam) through the analysis of the flux of queries to public databases.

The fellowship is largely sponsored by an industrial entity operating in the field of systems for detection and blocking of email spam.

This research is sponsored with the goal of improving the performance of products, but also of building a tool to perform quantitative analysis on various aspects of the spam distribution mechanism that can turn to be useful for several operators in this area.


  • Candidates must have the equivalent of an italian specialistic degree in computer science or related area, and:

  • a solid experience in C programming
  • knowledge of Unix/Linux system libraries
  • knowledge of TCP/IP, client/server architectures, DNS
  • knowledge of SQL databases
  • familiarity with development on Unix/Linux platforms
  • enthusiasm and willingness to work in an international setting on a project with possible important outcomes.

    Closing date for applications: 19 February

    Contact: furio.ercolessi[at] For further details, and application materials, contact: Research Fellowship at University of Udine, Italy
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