International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
The Max Planck Institutes for Security and Privacy (Bochum), Informatics (Saarbruecken) and Software Systems (Saarbruecken, Kaiserslautern) invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. Pending final approval, we expect to fill several positions.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research record are required. Successful candidates are expected to build a team and pursue a highly visible research agenda, both independently and in collaboration with other groups.

Germany's 80+ Max Planck Institutes have an established record of world-class, foundational research in the sciences, technology, and the humanities. The institutes offer a unique environment that combines the best aspects of a university department and a research laboratory: Faculty enjoy full academic freedom, lead a team of doctoral students and post-docs, and have the opportunity to teach university courses; at the same time, they enjoy ongoing institutional funding in addition to third-party funds, a technical infrastructure unrivaled for an academic institution, as well as internationally competitive compensation.

We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required for a successful career at the institutes.

Qualified candidates should apply on our application website (apply.cis.mpg.de). To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2019. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired. The initial tenure-track appointment is for five years; it can be extended to seven years based on a midterm evaluation in the fourth year. A permanent contract can be awarded upon a successful tenure evaluation in the

Contact: Christof Paar
Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-16

Post-doctoral fellow
University of Waterloo
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) position in one or more of these areas- cryptographic engineering/applied cryptography as it relates to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The successful candidate will join Professor Anwar Hasan’s research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Applicants with a recent Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline, and publications at premium venues are encouraged to send pdf copies of their CVs and cover letters via email to Professor Anwar Hasan (ahasan at uwaterloo.ca). Application deadline: November 18, 2019 for full consideration. After this deadline, applications will be processed as they arrive.
Contact: Anwar Hasan - ahasan@uwaterloo.ca
Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-15

Software Engineer in Cryptography
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a Software Engineer with a specialization in Cryptography.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with researchers to work on developing and experimenting novel cryptographic protocols with applications to blockchains and decentralized systems. The candidates should have keen interest in: learning about cutting-edge cryptographic results (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs, computation on encrypted data) and integrating them into real software; tackling the challenges of scalability related to implementing advanced cryptographic protocols.

Requirements
  • A MS in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of cryptography (e.g., has taken a university course)
  • Strong skills in math (number theory, algebra) and algorithms
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Rust
  • Previous experience with implementation of cryptographic protocols
  • Familiarity with the UNIX command line and developer tools (e.g., git, svn)
  • Familiarity with reading cryptography research papers will be considered positively.

The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English. For this position, there is some flexibility in having this position full-time or part-time. The starting date is flexible, ideally at the beginning of 2020.

How to apply? The application requires a CV and possibly the names of 2-3 persons that can provide references about you and your work. Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2019-10-programmer-crypto. Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Contact: For enquiries about the position, please contact Dario Fiore (dario dot fiore at imdea dot org).
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cryptography.

The successful candidate will work on the analysis and design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols. Topics of particular interest for this position include: zero-knowledge proofs (and zkSNARKs more specifically), blockchains and decentralized systems.

Who should apply?

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have solid expertise in cryptography and an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues. Programming experience will be also highly valued.

Working at IMDEA Software

The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.

Dates

The starting date is flexible, ideally at the beginning of 2020.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2019-10-postdoc-crypto. Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact: For enquiries about the position, contact: Dario Fiore (dario dot fiore at imdea dot org)
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

Computer Science - Lecturer
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for a rising scholar to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

You are invited to apply for a faculty position in Computer Science as a lecturer, non-tenure track, with the rank open, depending on experience. Candidates are expected to be inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate students, which is a hallmark of the University’s mission. The successful candidate will instruct introductory undergraduate courses. A demonstrable ability to think creatively about teaching and to work as an effective member of a teaching team are required. Opportunities for professional development are available.

Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68241
Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

Computer Science - Visiting Professor
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for accomplished faculty to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

You are invited to apply for a visiting professor position in Computer Science. Applicants with teaching experience in all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. However, specific teaching areas of interest include (1) introduction to computer science and programming in Python; (2) discrete mathematics; (3) data structures; and (4) algorithms. Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers of undergraduate courses. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester (four courses per academic year). The classes are relatively small and typically have at most 24 students.

Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/69248
Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

Computer Science Professor - Open Rank
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for accomplished faculty to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

You are invited to apply for an open-rank faculty position in Computer Science. Available openings are at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor rank. As part of a major multi-year growth plan, the following broadly defined areas are of particular interest to us now: (1) artificial intelligence, with experience in machine learning research agendas applicable to natural language processing, robotics and/or imaging; (2) data science, with interest in interactive data analytics, big data systems and distributed systems, and database systems; (3) cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods; and (4) bioinformatics and synthetic biology.

Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68239
Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

Computer Science, Tenured/Tenure-track Professor
NYU Shanghai; Shanghai, China


NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for two tenured/tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Computer Science.

The first position is in theoretical computer science, with a special focus on cryptography and algorithms.

The second position is open to all subfields of computer science including but not limited to systems, networking, graphics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and visualization.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.

Applicants may apply via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/68669.

Contact: NYU Shanghai Faculty Recruitment (shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu).
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

2Year Post-Doc on H2020 FORESIGHT
University of Strathclyde
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Sensors, Signals and Communications seeks to appoint a Research Associate in the area of cyber security simulation platform for the H2020 Advanced cyber-security simulation platform for preparedness training in Aviation, Naval and Power-grid environments (FORESIGHT) project. The FORESIGHT project will develop a federated cyber-range solution to enhance the preparedness of cyber-security professionals at all levels, advance their skills towards preventing, detecting, reacting and mitigating sophisticated cyber-attacks thus providing a holistic approach to cyber-threat management, and cultivate a strong security culture. In particular, you will be responsible to provide an ecosystem of networked realistic training and simulation platforms from the aviation, smart grid and naval domains. The creation of complex cross-domain/hybrid scenarios will extend the capabilities of existing solutions with an emphasis on realistic and dynamic scenarios based on cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities gathered from the dark web.
Contact: Dr Xavier Bellekens
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-12

Tenure-Track Professorship
IAIK, TU Graz, Austria
With 30 years of research in information security, the IAIK is a well-established player in the field. More than 60 researchers work on topics like security architectures, side channels, cryptography, formal methods, identity management, and e-government.

For a new tenure-track opening, we are broadly looking for candidates with an excellent track record in security, privacy, or cryptology.

Salary is internationally competitive. Depending on the candidate there is flexibility for fast-tracking, dual-career hiring, etc. The formal text of the current opening incl. instructions to apply can be found here:
https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/news/jobs-grants-calls/tenure-track-professor-in-information-security/
Contact: christian.rechberger@iaik.tugraz.at or stefan.mangard@iaik.tugraz.at, for informal inquiries.
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-11

Full Professorship
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Computer Science (Open Topic)

at the Department of Computer Science. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible sarting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile who complements the existing expertise at the Department of Computer Science. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the degree programmes in Computer Science, Medical Engineering.
Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications.

FAU expects applicants to demonstrate academic leadership, engage in early career development and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 15.11.2019.
Contact: Dominique Schröder
Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-10

Full professor of Computer Security
Radboud University, The Netherlands
We ask The ideal candidate: • Is a leading expert in computer security, with a substantial track record of independent, original research, evidenced by, for example, publications at conferences and in journals that are leading in the field, invitations to speak at renowned conferences, and memberships of steering committees and editorial boards. • Has the ability to inspire and motivate others and is excited by the opportunity to set up a new research activity in the department • Has an engaging and open-minded attitude and is ready to contribute actively to a scientifically vibrant, productive and interactive workplace • Has experience in managing and leading research groups, including a proven record in successfully supervising PhD candidates • Has successfully acquired substantial research funding. • Has proven teaching qualities as a teacher and supervisor and wishes to help broaden and further develop our educational programme. Since we are looking for a broad spectrum of possible candidates, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed qualifications. We are aiming for a more diverse staff in the department. We strongly encourage qualified women to apply. We are You will be appointed in the Digital Security Group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Faculty of Science. The Digital Security Group is one of the leading groups in computer security in the Netherlands and Europe, with, for example, 4 ERC grants in the last decade and strong involvement in European projects. To further strengthen our group, we are looking for an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field of computer security. Possible focus areas include, but are not limited to, systems security, network security, hardware security, security analysis, applied cryptography, formal methods in security, and privacy-enhancing technologies. We offer • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week. • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8.127 based on a 38-hour working week
Contact: Peter Schwabe, peter@cryptojedi.org
Last updated: 2019-10-09 posted on 2019-10-08

Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with 10+ multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS).

I am looking for postdocs & research fellows with expertise on cyber-physical system security. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, be a good team player, and also have good written/oral communication skills. The positions are available immediately, and will provide an excellent opportunity to perform both basic and translational research in close collaboration with industry. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration, and enjoy high-quality living and low tax rates in Singapore.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
Last updated: 2019-10-09 posted on 2019-10-07

Faculty Position in the Mathematics of Cryptography and Coding Theory
Virginia Tech -Virginia Polytechnic Institute , Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in the mathematics of cryptography and coding theory. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, applied algebra, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, or number theory, with particular preference given to candidates whose research directly touches cryptography, cryptanalysis, or coding theory. Job requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment and an active research program, or, for new Ph.D.’s, strong promise for developing an active research program. It is desired that candidates have a record of achievement, as might be demonstrated during a postdoctoral or previous faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a distinguished research program with the potential for interdisciplinary impact and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Additional responsibilities include: continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. Occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings will be required. For a detailed description and to apply, visit http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en- us/job/511252/open-rank-faculty-in-mathematics-of-cryptography-and-coding-theory Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Leigh Ann Teel (lateel@vt.edu, 540-231-8269) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120 by the application deadline.
Contact: crypto_search@math.vt.edu
Last updated: 2019-10-07 posted on 2019-10-07

Post-Doc in Security and Privacy of eHealth and Smart Wearables
University College Cork, Ireland
We are currently seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher in security and privacy for e-health and smart wearables. The position is funded by Holistics, a 7.4 million research project supported by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. Holistics focuses on smart human sensing for health, ageing and wellness.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will investigate how to achieve privacy-preserving computation of medical and physiological information collected by wearables and other sensors. In particular, the research will focus on cryptographic protocols and privacy enhancing technologies, in order to provide data and communication security, as well as blockchain technology, to provide traceability and user control.
The researcher is expected to have a PhD, and a track record of publications in the areas of security, privacy or cryptography. Previous experience in e-health and wearable security is welcome, but not required. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Palmieri and will collaborate with other members of the team working on security and privacy, including a number of PhD students. Prof. Ken Brown coordinates the Holistic project in UCC.
The start date is flexible, but early availability is an asset. Funding is available for up to 3 years (depending on the start date), with an end date of August 2022. Funding for travel and research costs is also available.
Application deadline: Oct 18, 2019; later applications may be accepted until the position is filled.
Contact: Potential candidates are encouraged to write to Dr. Paolo Palmieri (p.palmieri@cs.ucc.ie) with a CV and a one-page cover letter before making a formal application. Applications should be submitted through the UCC HR portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/), Job ID : 037911.
Last updated: 2019-10-07 posted on 2019-10-07

Scholarship for PhD Position on Cybersecurity
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is offering a scholarship for a PhD position.

Post description. The PhD student will work under the supervision of a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to applied cybersecurity. Areas include, but not limited to: applied cryptography, malware analysis, intrusion detection, privacy-preserving machine learning and security in quantum computing. The student will have the opportunity to work interdisciplinary environment and get involved in external collaborations with other academic institutions and industry partners.

Duration. The scholarship is for 3 years, and can be extended for one extra year.

Requirements. Candidates are expected to have completed a Master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent). English proficiency test and GRE are also required.

Scholarship. HBKU PhD scholarships provide the following: 80% fees waiver, accommodation, monthly stipends (approx. 23,000 USD per annum)

Deadline. 8 Nov. 2019, applications received after the closing date will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply and further information. For further information and to apply, please send CV, transcripts, research statement and cover letter to: smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa

About HBKU . Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. The information and Computing Technology (ICT) division within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has 20 full-time faculty, 17 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students working mainly on areas related to cybersecurity and data science.

Contact: Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari: smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa
Last updated: 2019-10-06 posted on 2019-10-04

Tenure(-Track) Position in the CWI Cryptology Group
CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We are looking for an excellent scientist with a successful track record showing research of high-quality, as evidenced by a body of publications in leading international conferences/journals, and of substantial relevance to cryptology.

You find inspiration in collaborations within related areas of interest, specifically in mathematics, computer science and physics. In particular, you demonstrate a clear interest in cryptographic security in the presence of quantum computing. Most importantly, you will display the ability and capacity to develop an independent research program of funded research.

This position is established as part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC), a 10-year grant for fundamental research awarded in 2017 and funded through the Gravitation programme of NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). QSC is a project of University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The project is carried out in collaboration with QuTech (Delft) and with QuSoft (Amsterdam).

Therefore, apart from the general requirements listed earlier, you are expected to contribute to the general aims of the QSC program (http://www.quantumsc.nl/ABOUT-QSC2/About-QSC/) for the duration of the grant, research-wise in so far as they pertain to cryptology.

You will also find synergy with the QSC-research (and other research) ongoing within the Cryptology Group at CWI. There is substantial collaboration on QSC research between the Cryptology Group and the Mathematical Institute at Leiden University.

The position is initially for three or five years depending on knowledge and experience. Consideration for a tenured position at the start may be given to exceptionally well-qualified individuals.

The submission deadline is December 15, 2019.

For full information and application instructions, please refer to https://www.cwi.nl/jobs/vacancies/tenure-track-position-in-the-cryptology-group

Contact: Prof. dr. Ronald Cramer (CWI & Math. Inst., Leiden U). Email: cramer@cwi.nl, cramer@math.leidenuniv.nl
Last updated: 2019-10-03 posted on 2019-10-03

Ph.D. and M.Sc. Scholarships at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, lunch meal card, etc.

Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, assist teaching, and collaborate with other graduate and undergraduate students.

For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit

https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-requirements

All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

Admission Requirements:
  1. CV
  2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D)
  3. TOEFL (for those whose native language is not English, Internet Based: Minimum Score 80)
  4. GRE scores (required from non-Turkish nationals)
  5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Area of Interest Form filled online
Contact: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/
Last updated: 2019-10-03 posted on 2019-10-03

PhD scholar
TU Delft, Distributed Systems Group; Delft, Netherlands
Job description
While distributed machine learning, e.g., training neural nets on distributed and decentralize machines, is becoming the core of today's artificial intelligence, concerns of network resilience ever increase. Distributing the algorithm on multiple nodes, individual nodes or communication links between nodes might fail or be attacked. Potential consequences are delays, incomplete results, or even incorrect solutions. It is essential for the wide-spread adaption of distributed machine learning to i) quantify the effect of such failures and attacks, and ii) provide suitable protection mechanisms.In this project, the PhD student shall first design realistic failure and attacker models, evaluate the effect of these failures and attacks, and design defenses that increase the resilience of machine learning in distributed and decentralized systems.
Requirements
The applicant should have a Master degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field.Specifically, the project requires a strong background in security, preferably network resilience or network security. In addition, experience in machine learning, statistics, and distributed systems is an advantage. Furthermore, the candidate should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a strong drive to conduct outstanding research.
Contact: Stefanie Roos, s.roos@tudelft.nl
Last updated: 2019-10-03 posted on 2019-10-02

Postdoctoral & Research Group LeaderPositions(m/f) in Cybersecurity
CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity
The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by the Helmholtz Center for Information Security CISPA and Stanford University in 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world.

The program consists of three consecutive phases:a preparatory 1-2-year postdoctoralphase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed bya 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, followed bya 3-year position at CISPA as an independent research group leader (Phase II). Applicants to the program must have completed a distinguished PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research. After their return from Stanford candidates are invited to apply for CISPA Tenure Track Faculty-Positions and will be considered for fast track.

Applicants should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, a list of publications highlighting their five most relevant ones, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research, and a research proposal outlining their research vision.

Please send them as a single PDF file to: application@cispa-stanford.org.Application period: The call is open from August to December 2019. Please note: If we receive your applications after the end of the indicated period, we cannot guarantee that it will be considered during the selection process.

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. We intend to arrange future rounds of application periodically.

More information: https://www.cispa-stanford.org

Contact: In case of any questions, please contact Sandra Strohbach strohbach (at) cispa.saarland or Stephanie Boecker at boecker (at) cispa.saarland
Last updated: 2019-10-01 posted on 2019-10-01

Four PhD positions in Cyber Security
Deakin University, Melbourne

Deakin University seeks to hire four outstanding PhD candidates at the School of Information Technology. The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) and the Security and Privacy Research in IoT (SPYRIT) lab. The lab focuses on theoretical advances for cyberspace, network and systems security for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes research topics such as: security protocols, IoT security, cyber physical systems, Blockchain security, privacy-preserving techniques, etc.

Offer
  • The University offers a 3-year PhD scholarship of AU$27,596 per annum (tax exempt). Top-up scholarships for an amount of $10K to $23K per annum will be available for exceptional applicants.
  • You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre
  • Profile
  • A First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Master degree (with research component) in computer science or mathematics
  • A proven interest in computer security and/or related topics
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Commitment, team worker, self-motivated and a critical mind
  • Strong academic performance, programming and mathematical skills
  • Applications should be written in English and include the following documents:
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, list of publications)
  • Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken
  • Contact information for 3 referees
  • Contact: Dr. Rolando Trujillo-Rasua
    Last updated: 2019-10-01 posted on 2019-09-30

    Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has one opening at the post-doctoral researcher level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive salary, housing (accommodation), health insurance, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties are performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, and direct graduate and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. The project funding is related to cryptography, game theory and mechanism design, and blockchain technologies.

    Applicants are expected to have already obtained their Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related discipline with a thesis topic related to the duties above.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Submit you application via email including
    • full CV,
    • sample publications,
    • a research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
    Application and start dates are flexible.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü
    https://mysite.ku.edu.tr/akupcu/

    Last updated: 2019-10-01 posted on 2019-09-29

    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography/Secure Computation
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We are part of the profile area CYSEC at TU Darmstadt and develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for 2.5 years with starting date latest on February 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will co-advise PhD students, be involved in the project management, do research, build prototype implementations, and publish the results at top venues in IT security / applied cryptography. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed PhD degree (or equivalent) from a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area.
    • You have published in top venues for IT security / applied cryptography (such as S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation.
    • Experience in software development, project management, and supervising students is required.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and can conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019; later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-27

    Ph.D. Student in Applied Cryptography/Secure Computation
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We are part of the profile area CYSEC at TU Darmstadt and develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for 4.5 years with starting date latest on Feb 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will do research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top conferences and journals. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team and give the opportunity for further qualification (doctoral/PhD degree). TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed Master degree (or equivalent) from a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar field.
    • Extensive knowledge in IT security/applied cryptography and excellent software development skills are required.
    • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally secure multi-party computation) is a plus.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and able to conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019; later applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-27

    Post-doc (2 years renewable 2 years) at École polytechnique
    École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
    Post-doctoral position on blockchains at École polytechnique

    Cap Gemini funds a chair « blockchains and B2B platforms » fostering research and teaching at École polytechnique. The Department of Computer Science at École Polytechnique thus welcomes applications for a post-doctoral research position (possibly completed with teaching) in the blockchain domain.

    The chosen candidate will become a member of the cryptography teamteam «Grace», joint with INRIA, within the Department of Computer Science of École polytechnique. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in computer science and have demonstrated great ability in research and teaching. Candidates must present a scientific research project in relation to blockchains.

    The mission of the accepted candidate will be to develop research, coordinate with PhD students and researchers of the team «Grace», and also support the activities of the chair, by outreaching to the blockchain network in Paris area, but also worldwide, and by supporting communication, PR, etc, of the chair « blockchains and B2B platform ». On his or her will, he can complement his activity by doing lectures, labs and student projects about blockchain platforms.

    Through a fast and lightweight process the candidate will be hired for two years (which can be extended two more years) starting January 2020. The complementary teaching activity will complement the base salary.

    Successful candidates will work at Ecole Polytechnique located in Palaiseau, Paris area, France.

    Applicants must send to the contact address below a CV, their list of publications and a research project in blockchains.

    Deadline for applications: November 4, 2019
    Contact: Daniel.Augot@inria.fr
    Last updated: 2019-10-05 posted on 2019-09-27

    Assistant Professor
    University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization

    The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the research and teaching needs of the Department. We welcome candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, cryptography, discrete optimization, and graph theory, with algebraic combinatorics and algebraic graph theory being focus areas for at least one of the positions.

    A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of appointment is July 1 2020.

    Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14594). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted. Closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2019.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

    Contact:

    Questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo.
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-26


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cyber Automation
    The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in cyber security autonomy and automation, covering areas including but not limited to exploit generation, reverse engineering, symbolic execution, program testing, fuzzing, vulnerability detection and mitigation, security information and event management. Experts with experience and interest in applying machine learning and AI planning to cyber security are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cyber security solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in vulnerability discovery and exploitation technologies.

  • PhD in the area of computer science, software engineering, cyber security, mathematics or related fields.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge supported by a track record of original thinking, high quality publications, and fresh approaches to cyber security research.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • An ability to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the development and conduct of joint research projects, especially projects that are interdisciplinary and contribute to the strategic direction of the UQ Cyber Security Initiative.

    This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic level B or C. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728 for Level B and $117,319 – $135,276 for Level C , plus superannuation of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $112,052 - $158,272.
    All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal.
  • Contact: To discuss this role please contact Professor Ryan Ko on +61 7 3365 1092 or email at ryan.ko@uq.edu.au.
    Last updated: 2019-09-25 posted on 2019-09-25

    PhD student (applied crypto, hardware, machine/deep learning, statistics, compilers)
    AAU Klagenfurt

    There are several PhD student positions available at the newly established research group headed by Elisabeth Oswald at AAU in Klagenfurt (Austria). The studentships are fully funded and come with general further support for travel and equipment.

    The group is set up to work across a broad spectrum of topics that all connect via the goal of providing tools and techniques for securing implementations of crypto. We are therefore looking for PhD students with a variety of backgrounds (hardware/embedded systems, compilers, machine learning, statistics, to name a few) who wish to work in the context of applied cryptography. The positions connect with the flagship research project of the group (ERC CoG: SEAL); please contact Elisabeth informally (via email, Contact is supplied below) for further information.

    The working language within the group is English.

    The positions are available immediately and the start date is to some extent negotiable. Positions will be allocated as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.

    Contact: Elisabeth Oswald (Elisabeth.Oswald@aau.at)
    Last updated: 2019-09-25 posted on 2019-09-24

    Applied Cryptographer
    Horizen Labs, Milan (Italy)
    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops and delivers powerful, scalable and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business. Our Core Engineering Team is based in Milan, Italy. It’s an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products.
    We are now looking for a cryptography scientist or an applied cryptographer, who can help the team with the mathematics needed to develop world-class Zero Knowledge software.

    The Role
    • Help the team to develop practical applications using both advanced Zero Knowledge Proof protocols and conventional cryptographic tools
    • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in the fast-growing Zero-Knowledge area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied
    • Identify and recommend technologies and cryptographic solutions to solve technical challenges
    • Participate in standards setting, perform collaborative research into open source solutions and assist technical colleagues in their development work
    Requirements
    • MS/Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering
    • Core understanding of cryptography, public/private key, hash functions, encryption/signatures
    • Strong understanding of Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    • Experience developing in Rust, and/or C/C++
    Contact: Maurizio Binello, maurizio AT horizenlabs DOT io
    Last updated: 2019-09-25 posted on 2019-09-23

    Research Fellows
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is the one-stop center for knowledge, technologies, and solutions for privacy-preserving problems. We seek highly motivated researchers to fill several R&D positions ranging from fresh postdoc research fellows to senior research scientists. The successful applicant is expected to have strong system and privacy research experiences and software development skills in the areas including but not limited to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Searchable Encryptions (SE), and Differential Privacy (DP). Knowledge or experience in machine learning/deep learning is an additional plus. The applicant is also expected to have a proven record of top publications (IACR conferences, S&P, CCS, Usenix, NDSS, etc). We offer a globally competitive salary package and low-income tax, plus an excellent research environment in Singapore. The initial contract will be for 2 years, and renewable subject to the performance. Interested candidates are to send their CV, and 2 reference letters to Dr. Le Su. Review of the application will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Dr. Le Su, le.su (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-09-19 posted on 2019-09-18

    Two Ph.D. students (post-quantum cryptography and hardware security)
    Villanova University
    PhD positions with full scholarship support (tuition & stipend) at Prof. Jiafeng Xie's research group @ Villanova University (spring 2020/fall 2020, the earlier the better) 1. Research area. Cryptographic hardware (post quantum cryptography), hardware security, and VLSI deep neural network systems 2. Qualification. Preferred to have research experience in the areas of cryptographic engineering, VLSI design, and machine learning (deep neural network systems). Students from electrical engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics or other related majors are WARMLY welcome! Programming skills such as HDL, C++, Python will be more favorable. 3. Application process. Interested students can directly send the CV/resume to Dr. Jiafeng Xie's email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu. 4. Application information. The detailed application requirement is available at https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/departmentalRequirements.html 5. Additional information. Villanova University is a private research university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 46th best National University in the U.S. for 2020.
    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Xie Email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu
    Last updated: 2019-09-19 posted on 2019-09-18

    Postdoctoral Research Fellows
    Tampere University, Finland
    The Network and Information Security Group (NISEC, https://research.tuni.fi/nisec/) at Tampere University is seeking applications for open post-doc positions, funded by ERC and H2020 projects. Qualified candidates should have interests in one or more of the following areas:
    • Cryptography engineering
    • Side-channel analysis
    • Hardware-assisted security
    • Searchable Encryption and data structures enabling efficient search operations on ciphertexts
    • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments
    • Privacy-Preserving Analytics
    • Cloud and IoT security
    Contracts range from 1-4 years, and Tampere University offers extremely competitive post-doc salaries. Start dates are flexible and review of applications begins immediately and continues until October 31, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a CV and a research statement (max 2 pages) when applying.
    Contact: For questions and more information, please contact NISEC co-leads:
    • Billy Bob Brumley, billy DOT brumley AT tuni DOT fi
    • Antonis Michalas, antonios DOT michalas AT tuni DOT fi

    Last updated: 2019-09-16 posted on 2019-09-16

    Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
    National University of Singapore (NUS)
    The NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R & D Lab invites applications for a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing (SoC), National University of Singapore. The lab is a 5 years joint project between Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), National University of Singapore, and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The lab conducts research in four broad areas: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator, lab members and industrial partners on one or more research projects. You will devise, implement and evaluate (both analytically and empirically) algorithms for machine learning and anomaly detection in database systems. You should possess experience or interest in both theory and applications in one or more of the following research areas:
    • Database security
    • Anomaly detection
    • User behaviour analytics
    • Machine learning
    • Data Privacy

    Candidate holding a PhD degree in a relevant area (e.g. information security, computer science or mathematics) are welcome to apply. The candidates should have a good publication record and experience in conducting research. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Dr. Poh Geong Sen (pohgs@comp.nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2019-09-14 posted on 2019-09-12

    Post-Doc position
    TU Darmstadt
    We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

    Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

    - Secure cryptographic implementations

    - Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

    - Distributed cryptography

    - Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

    The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of references about the applicant and her/his work. The candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at top crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

    The positions are available immediately and salary is internationally competitive based on the TU Darmstadt’s wage agreement (TV-TUD) and includes social benefits. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and has a strong institute for research on IT security with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

    Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Sebastian Faust (sebastian.faust@cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-12 posted on 2019-09-11

    PhD Position
    CNRS, Rennes

    Thesis title: Cryptographic Communication Protocols

    Exchanging information is today digitally performed. It is consequently of the utmost importance to guarantee security properties on the exchanges, including confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity. Cybersecurity aims to guarantee these properties using cryptographic protocols. Every one uses such protocols everyday, e.g., WPA2 for WiFi connection either at home or at the office place ; A5.1 for GSM communications ; TLS to check his/her mailbox or purchase items on Internet ; EMV-CAP to authenticate on a bank account, etc. All the mentioned protocols, without any exception, were broken at some point, then repaired. This is the common life cycle of a cryptographic protocol. The weakness can for example be due to a wrong design, an implementation issue, or a misuse of the protocol. It is worth noting that the data of the users are threatened as long as the protocol is vulnerable. When a flaw is revealed, it is usually easy to know how long the weakness has been existing, and so how long an adversary has been able to exploit it. In the most common cases, it takes two to three years before a flaw is revealed. The protocol must then be repaired, and the fixed version deployed, which can be complicated in case of large-scale systems, or embedded systems that have not been planned to be updated.

    The work will also focus on the tools to be put in place to ensure the security of a protocol throughout its life. It will study the main existing protocols in order to build a portfolio of secure protocols (under certain conditions) that can be used by any individual or company. Finally, this thesis will help identifying protocols widely deployed today that suffer from flaws. In particular, protocols used in the Internet of Things, on social networks and for secure messaging will be considered.

    Contact: Gildas Avoine
    Last updated: 2019-09-06 posted on 2019-09-06

    Open-Rank Faculty Positions, Computer Science
    American University, Washington, DC
    The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Science at American University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-line positions beginning August 1, 2020. One of the positions is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The other position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2020 in the field of Computer Science. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

    We are looking for candidates who are strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research, are effective teachers, and are excited at the prospect of joining a growing department where they will be able to make their mark and join a friendly, collegiate and highly accomplished team. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of high-quality scholarship. The committee will consider candidates in all areas of research with emphases on individuals engaged in large scale projects that make use of high performance computing tools and on individuals engaged in cybersecurity projects. Other areas of research of interest to the department include Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Database Management, and Networking. Excellent candidates in other research areas, especially with domains of applications compatible with those active at American University, will also be considered as we strongly welcome researchers who ignore traditional disciplinary boundaries. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.

    Contact: Professor Nathalie Japkowicz, japkowic@american.edu
    Last updated: 2019-09-05 posted on 2019-09-03

    Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) multiple PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2020 (August 2020) or Spring 2020 (January 2020) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank 1 Research University and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy and Scalable Blockchains in the Post-Quantum Era
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure and Reliable Internet of Things and Systems (IoT)
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for unmanned aerial systems
    Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Adversarial Machine Learning
    Emerging Areas in Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    • Practical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    • GRE and TOEFL
    Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2019-09-05 posted on 2019-09-02

    Hardware Security Engineer
    Rambus Cryptography Research

    Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, highly skilled on side-channel analysis, fault analysis, and digital design relating on security ICs in deep nanometer technology nodes. In addition, She/he possesses an in-depth knowledge of front-end digital design process and related design flows.

    Responsibilities
    • Design and implement secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of cryptography research’s security IP portfolio.
    • Implement fault and side-channel analysis countermeasures and verify resistance to state-of-the-art attack techniques
    • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the fields of DPA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs
    • Support FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
    • Collaborate with different teams to support all technical aspects of the sales cycle
    • Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows.
    • Author technical collateral and whitepapers on CRD’s cryptographic hardware technologies

    Please see the link for the list of qualifications and application

    Contact: Begul Bilgin (bbilgin [at] rambus.com) for informal inquiries
    Last updated: 2019-09-02 posted on 2019-08-28

    Associate Professor and Professor
    King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
    The Information Security and Cyber Security Unit at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full time positions of Professor, and Associate Professor in all areas of information security.

    Salary:

    The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional experience, and the position offered.

    Common Benefits:

      Free visa.
      Tax-free salary
      60-days annually paid vacation.
      Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.
      Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.
      Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Weekends (Friday and Saturday) are off.
    Contact: Dr. Sarah abu Ghazalah iscsu@kku.edu.sa
    Last updated: 2019-08-26 posted on 2019-08-26

    Distributed Systems Researcher with Strong Mathemtical Background
    ConsenSys (PegaSys)
    The Role
    We are seeking applied researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are able to think deeply and creatively about protocol-level blockchain challenges and translate that work into practical outputs for PegaSys, enterprises seeking to use Ethereum and the wider blockchain community. Areas in which we are working include, but are by no means limited to:
    • Consensus protocols
    • Scalability techniques
    • Formal methods
    • Gossip protocols and peer-to-peer protocols more in general
    • Applications of Cryptography
    • Zero-knowledge-proofs
    • Blockchain privacy protocols and permissioning
    • Game theory and cryptoeconomic design
    The Profile We’re Seeking
    • Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics Master degree. PhD is a bonus.
    • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts
    • Expertise in using formal methods especially in the context of analysing distributed systems
    • Capable of articulating theories and related proof in a language suitable for scientific publication. Track record of previous scientific publications is a bonus.
    • Well versed in analysing existing code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc.
    • Capable of deep and creative thinking.
    • Have a drive for excellence and quality
    • Passionate about blockchain consensus protocol research and blockchain technology in general
    • Previous experience either in leading small/me
    About ConsenSys
    ConsenSys is focused on building and scaling tools and software products for the Ethereum blockchain. Our mission is to use these solutions to empower decentralized networks for social, political, and business related use cases.
    About PegaSys:
    The Protocol Engineering Group (PegaSys) team within ConsenSys creates and contributes to the software which operates Ethereum networks from the public chain to
    Contact: Please apply at https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/
    Last updated: 2019-08-26 posted on 2019-08-23

    Assistant professor (tenure-track) and professor positions in computer science
    Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
    We invite applications in all areas of computer science including cryptography, systems security and privacy.

    Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

    We offer:
    • Highly international and interdisciplinary research environment
    • State-of the art facilities and a wide range of scientific support services
    • Competitive start-up package and salary
    • Guaranteed annual base funding
    • Support for acquiring third-party funds
    • Wide portfolio of career support
    • Child-care facilities and support on campus
    IST Austria (www.ist.ac.at) is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups. We hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds and our working language is English. The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.

    Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor. Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

    Please apply online at: www.ist.ac.at/jobs/faculty/

    The closing date for applications is October 31, 2019.

    IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

    Contact: Please contact Krzysztof Pietrzak (pietrzak@ist.ac.at) for informal inquiries.
    Last updated: 2019-08-22 posted on 2019-08-22

    PhD Students and PostDocs in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning and Data Analytics
    IAIK, TU-Graz, Austria
    With 30 years of research in information security, the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is a well-established player in the field. More than 60 researchers work on topics like security architectures, side channels, cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies, formal methods, identity management, and e-government.

    We are looking for PhD students and PostDocs to support our growth in the areas of privacy-preserving machine learning and data analytics.

    For PhD students we expect a strong background in math, computer science or related areas. Background in machine learning, data science, security, cryptography or privacy is a plus.

    For PostDocs, demonstrating a track record related to privacy-preserving machine learning or data analytics, or the underlying techniques, is expected.

    We offer competitive salaries and an environment with motivated researchers and lots of professional development opportunities. Applications are considered until positions are filled.

    Contact: Use ppml-jobs@iaik.tugraz.at to contact Christian Rechberger for further information or submitting application material.
    Last updated: 2019-08-22 posted on 2019-08-19

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow x2
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, led by Prof. Jian Guo, is seeking for candidates to fill 2 postdoctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving orientated designs
    • quantum attacks
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-3 and AES
    We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax, as well as excellent research environment in Singapore. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Prof. Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found here: http://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Prof. Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-08-15 posted on 2019-08-14

    Research Scientist
    NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Job description:

    Temasek Laboratories @ NTU is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist in Hardware Assurance. Research areas of interest include failure analysis of digital devices, hardware security analysis and digital forensic science. The successful candidate will:

      • Carry out hardware security analysis using failure analysis tools
      • Develop new hardware security analysis techniques or approach using existing equipment
      • Collaborate with local and international partners
      • Literature survey and article publications in Internationally reputed Journals/Conferences
      • Write progress report and make presentation to funding agency
      • Provide technical support to the team.
    Job requirements:

      • Possess a Ph.D. degree in Electrical/ Electronics/Computer Engineering or related field
      • Have experience in hardware security analysis
      • Strong background in semiconductor materials and device physics is preferred
      • Experience in circuit design, prototyping and testing of mobile devices is preferred
      • Programming experience is preferred
      • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Able to contribute to Journal/Conference papers with good presentation skills.
      • Possess skills in design of experiments for quick trouble shooting.
      • Able to plan and organize well and adhere to deadlines.
      • Good teamwork
    Contact: Dr Liu Qing
      liuqing@ntu.edu.sg

      Nanyang Technological University
      Last updated: 2019-08-14 posted on 2019-08-13


    Tenure-Track Professor in Cybersecurity
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for two or more full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions in any area of cybersecurity including but not limited to systems security (operating systems, distributed systems, networked systems, embedded systems, real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, and energy delivery systems), hardware security, software security, privacy, cryptography and usable security. Appointment will start in Fall 2020 and is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline, and should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the OSU College of Engineering and beyond. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including developing new courses related to their research expertise. Applicants are also expected to mentor students and promote equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups.
    Contact: Mike Rosulek: rosulekm@eecs.oregonstate.edu
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-11

    PhD Student in Cybersecurity
    The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, people today are living in the era where everything is connected, thus continuously generating, acquiring and processing a huge amount of data.

    Users may enjoy a diversity of assisted services, personalised applications and targeted recommendations. However, spread concerns about user’s privacy are arising, mainly due to this massive collection of data.

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to work in one of the following areas of cybersecurity:

  • Post-quantum privacy enhancing techniques
  • Privacy preserving machine learning/deep learning modelling for IoT personalised applications
  • Privacy preserving computation for distributed learning.

    We look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate a knowledge of cryptography, machines learning, information security and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

    Within your statement, please make sure to discuss which area of research you are interested in and your academic background to support this. In the first instance candidates can discuss applications with Dr Nesrine Kaaniche via email (n.kaaniche@sheffield.ac.uk).

    Required Qualifications:

    Good first degree in Computer Science If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

    Funding Details:

    The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rates for three and a half years. The studentship is available from September 2019

  • Contact: To apply for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Sheffield using the online application system. Please name Dr Nesrine Kaaniche as your proposed supervisor.
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-09

    Cryptographer
    SGS Digital Trust Services Gmbh, Graz, Austria
    SGS’s DTS Secure Products and Systems business unit provides clients with security certification on products and systems. Our job is to ensure the security functionality and robustness of the design within a product. The Cryptographer will perform analysis to evaluate the security of cryptographic applications, protocols, implementations and designs. You will: - Assess the security of cryptographic applications, protocols, implementations and designs - Assess the compliance of a product according to various standards and certification; - Analyze products under test conditions; - Develop new tools for future security assessments. Skills & Experience: - Possess a Masters of PhD in Cryptography or similar field; - Background in asymmetric or symmetric Cryptography; - Knowledge of cryptographic protocols and network security; - Expertise in the implementation of cryptographic primitives; - Experience of conducting Side-Channel analysis; - Experience of conducting security reviews and audits. This position will be based at our Cyber Lab in Graz, Austria. SGS is the world's largest testing, inspection and certification company. We employ over 96,000 people.
    Contact: Rob Romans, Global Corporate Recruitment and Sourcing Specialist.
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-07

    Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    The iTrust research centre for cybersecurity at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow in the domain of cyber-physical system security. This position focuses on the automated synthesis of defense and incident response in cyber-physical systems.

    Candidates holding (or about to finish) a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields with expertise in formal modeling and data-driven models with a focus on security are welcome to apply. The candidates should also have a track record in conducting competitive research and publishing in top conferences. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    The project will be performed in collaboration with Prof. Eunsuk Kang from CMU. We will offer competitive salary package. You will enjoy high-quality living and very low income tax in Singapore as well as the excellent research environment in SUTD.

    Contract duration: 2 years (can be extended)

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2019-08-05 posted on 2019-08-03

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Hardware Security
    TalTech, Department of Computer System; Tallinn, Estonia
    The new Hardware Security lab at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/), led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Pagliarini), invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The lab will conduct research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, Hardware Trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto implementation in hardware and other related topics.

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong background in circuit design. Having a PhD degree is mandatory for this position, but candidates close to the completion of a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Previous expertise on Hardware Security is desirable. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills: Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog), Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools, Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Virtuoso, etc.), Strong writing and communicating skills (English) that are compatible with an entry-level research position.

    Other skills are considered a plus: Familiarity with EDA tools from other vendors (Calibre, ICC, DC, etc.), Hands-on experience with tapeouts of digital ICs, In-depth understanding of hardware/software boundaries and security implications, In-depth understanding of crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations, Publication(s) in topics related to IC design and security, Experience on writing grant proposals and managing research projects

    Contact: Please submit your CV to Prof. Pagliarini by email (sanasc@ttu.ee) using the subject ‘Postdoc in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. This position has an immediate start date. 
    Last updated: 2019-08-05 posted on 2019-08-02

    PhD in Hardware Security
    TalTech, Department of Computer System; Tallinn, Estonia
    The new Hardware Security lab at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/), led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Pagliarini), invites applications for several fully-funded PhD positions. The lab will conduct research in the area of Hardware Security, focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, Hardware Trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto implementation in hardware and other similar topics. Requirements: We are looking for motivated PhD students with a strong background in circuit design. Previous expertise on Hardware Security is not required but is desirable. The candidates are expected to hold a master's degree and have the following core skills: - Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog) - Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools - Some familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Virtuoso, etc.) - Strong writing skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and articles. - In-depth understanding of hardware/software boundaries and security implications - In-depth understanding of crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations All positions have an immediate start date. The nominal duration of a PhD degree is 4 years at TalTech. Salaries are competitive for European PhD scholarships standards.
    Contact: Please submit your CV and transcripts to Prof. Pagliarini by email (sanasc@ttu.ee) using the subject ‘PhD in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype.
    Last updated: 2019-08-01 posted on 2019-07-31

    Postdoc / Research Fellow on IoT Security
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    The iTrust research centre for cybersecurity at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow in the domain of IoT security. The topics of the project include: * Extension and improvement of a high-Interaction IoT honeypot hosted at iTrust. * Threat analytics for attacks against IoT devices on the wild. * IoT malware analysis. * Integration with other IoT honeypots worldwide. Candidates holding (or about to finish) a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related disciplines, with publications in cybersecurity, embedded systems security and/or analytics, are welcome to apply by sending their CV to: Prof. Jianying Zhou The project will be performed in collaboration with the Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA) and Cyxtera Technologies. Contract duration: 2 years We will offer competitive salary package. You will enjoy very low income tax in Singapore and excellent research environment in SUTD.
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
    Last updated: 2019-07-27 posted on 2019-07-25

    Researcher of Applied Cryptography
    Shield Lab of Huawei International
    Location: One European capital (to be determined shortly) Available positions: - Team Leader (1): Lead a small cryptography team in the local European office and contribute to research activities as part of the team. The team leader is an established researcher with rich experience in research-related management. - Team Members (6-10): Well-motivated researchers to contribute to research activities performed by the research team. Duties & Responsibilities: - For these positions, the candidates should be prepared to research at the cutting-edge, in areas including but not limited to: Post-quantum cryptography Multi-party computation Fully homomorphic encryption Functional encryption Zero-knowledge proofs Threshold schemes for cryptographic primitives Custom protocol & solutions based on security hardware and cryptography for specific use cases - Publish research results in the top conferences and professional journals. - Formulate research problems based on real-world security requirements and independently conduct high-quality research. Design innovative solutions according to requirements from Huawei’s product lines, while fulfilling various constraints imposed by aspects such as compliance, manufacturing process, hardware capability, performance, cost, etc. Design and develop prototypes; deliver research results and provide a competitive solution to the product lines. - Work on Intellectual Property (i.e. patents) and in standardization activities. - Develop collaborations with industry peers and academia. - Participate and contribute in corporate direction and strategy planning for security technologies. Skills / Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cryptography, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with more than 5 years of experience in information security and applied cryptography. - Solid skills in at least one programming language: C, C++, Java, GO, etc. - Good written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in English and/or Chinese languages. - Self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility. - Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skill
    Contact: Dr. Wu Shuang email: wu.shuang@huawei.com
    Last updated: 2019-07-23 posted on 2019-07-23

    Two Research Assistants (Ph. D. students)
    University of Mannheim, Germany and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Mannheim and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, at the University of Duisburg-Essen are in total looking for

    Two Research Assistants

    for a collaboration project on

    Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage.

    Your key responsibilities: Scientific collaboration within the project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Development of realistic attack scenarios for the combination of personal data and algorithms to prevent such attacks. In this interdisciplinary project between the two universities, methods for privacy-preserving linkage of sensitive personal data, such as patient data, are investigated and improved. The opportunity for further scientific qualification with the possibility of acquiring a PhD is offered.

    Your profile: University degree in Computer Science, Computational Social Science or Statistics of at least 8 semesters. Required are programming skills, interest in the development of algorithms and discrete mathematics. In-depth knowledge of cryptography, computer security or mathematical game theory is of advantage.

    • Occupation date: As soon as possible
    • Duration of contract: 36 months
    • Working time: Full-time position
    • Payment: Pay group E 13 TV-L (min. 3800€/month)

    The University of Mannheim and the University of Duisburg-Essen pursue the goal of promoting the diversity of their members. They aim to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff and therefore invite women with relevant qualifications to apply. Women with the same qualifications will be given preferential treatment in accordance with the state equality laws. Applications from suitable severely disabled and similar persons within the meaning of § 2 Para. 3 SGB IX are welcome.

    Contact: Please send your application with the usual documents by e-mail to:

    Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell, e-mail: sekretariat.schnell (at) uni-due.de


    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-16


    Cryptography Engineer (Multiple Positions)
    PQShield Ltd.
    PQShield Ltd. is a University of Oxford spin-out specialising in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). As an active participant in the NIST PQC standardisation process, our mission is to provide industry-leading implementations and solutions for transition from current standard cryptography to quantum-resistant algorithms.

    We invite established Cryptography Engineers to join our development team. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing (production quality code), evaluating, and benchmarking various types of cryptosystems (i.e. public and symmetric key algorithms and cryptographic protocols).

    You are not afraid to learn new mathematical concepts and have instincts for solid security engineering and elegant architectural design. Since our work is groundbreaking in many ways, our engineering roles require an inquisitive and creative mind (textbooks on post-quantum cryptographic engineering are yet to be written). Enthusiastic and skilful computer programmers are welcome and we encourage new research.

    Experience with cryptographic libraries (e.g. OpenSSL and derivatives) is essential. Skills related to systems programming (Rust, C), network programming, mobile and embedded systems (ARM, RISC-V), hardware-software codesign (Verilog, VHDL), and even web application frameworks are beneficial.

    The company is offering very competitive packages (including share option scheme, relocation, private health insurance, etc.).

    To apply, please send your CV to jobs (at) pqshield.com

    Deadline for applications is 15th of August 2019.

    Contact: For informal enquiries, please contact Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-15

    Cryptography Engineer (Multiple positions)
    PQShield Ltd.
    PQShield Ltd. is a University of Oxford spin-out specialising in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). As an active participant in NIST PQC standardisation process, our mission is to provide industry-leading implementations and solutions for transition from current standard cryptography to quantum-resistant algorithms.

    We invite established Cryptography Engineers to join our development team. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing (production quality code), evaluating, and benchmarking various types of cryptosystems (i.e. public and symmetric key algorithms and cryptographic protocols).

    You are not afraid to learn new mathematical concepts and have instincts for solid security engineering and elegant architectural design. Since our work is groundbreaking in many ways, our engineering roles require an inquisitive and creative mind (textbooks on post-quantum cryptographic engineering are yet to be written). Enthusiastic and skilful computer programmers are welcome and we encourage new research.

    Experience with cryptographic libraries (e.g. OpenSSL and derivatives) is essential. Skills related to systems programming (Rust, C), network programming, mobile and embedded systems (ARM, RISC-V), hardware-software codesign (Verilog, VHDL), and even web application frameworks are beneficial.

    The company is offering very competitive packages (including share option scheme, relocation, private health insurance, etc.).

    To apply, please send your CV to jobs (at) pqshield.com

    Multiple vacancies are available and deadline for applications is 7th of August 2019.

    Contact: For informal enquiries, contact Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com


    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-13


    Ph.D. Student (EU/UK) in Symmetric-key Cryptography
    University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, Security and Privacy Group
    One fully funded PhD position in symmetric-key cryptography on the topic of “Cryptanalysis of Lightweight Symmetric-key Algorithms”.

    Overview of the Project

    In this project the candidate will analyse the security of lightweight symmetric-key algorithms such as block ciphers, stream ciphers and hash functions. The targets for analysis will be selected from the following groups: candidates for standardization submitted to the NIST lightweight cryptography (LC) competition, LC algorithms used in existing IoT applications, algorithms based on modular addition.

    Candidate’s profile

    • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, mathematics or related area
    • Proficiency in English (both oral and written)
    • Strong algorithmic skills and programming experience (C/C++, Python)
    • Experience in competitive programming (IOI, CodeForces) and/or Capture-the-Flag competitions is a definite advantage

    Studentship and eligibility

    The studentship starting in 2019/20 covers:

    • Full time PhD tuition fees for a student with UK/EU nationality (£4,327 per annum, subject to annual increment).
    • A tax free stipend of GBP £15,009 per year for 3 years.
    • Additional programme costs of £1000 per year.

    Application Information

    Applicants should apply via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) by 26 July 2019. After that date applications will be considered until the position is filled. Detailed application instructions including a list of required documents and a link to EUCLID are available on the university website:

    https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/fees/research-scholarships/research-grant-funding/phd-in-cryptanalysis-of-lightweight-symmetric-key

    Contact: Dr. Vesselin Velichkov, vvelichk (at) ed.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-05

    Post-Doc - Symmetric cryptography for the post-quantum world
    Inria - Paris, France
    The ERC project QUASYModo, started in 2017, has as aim preparing symmetric cryptology for a quantum world.

    Our main topics are classical and quantum cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives, quantum algorithms for cryptanalysis and design of quantum-safe symmetric primitives.

    QUASYModo is currently formed by 6 members, with regular visits of collaborators.

    We have an available Post-doc position for 2 or 3 years for working on the project (the exact subject can be discussed and is flexible). Previous knowledge of cryptanalysis or of quantum algorithms is a requirement (the knowledge of both would be much appreciated, but it is not necessary).

    Please, contact María for more information if interested.

    Contact: María Naya-Plasencia,

    maria.naya_plasencia at inria.fr
    Last updated: 2019-07-04 posted on 2019-07-04


    PhD Student in Applied Cryptography
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

    Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. The position is funded through CRISP, the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (https://www.crisp-da.de).

    Job Description

    The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the areas of Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. Specifically the design of Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight or that offer resistance to side channels, and the analysis of cryptographic network protocols like Tor and Signal. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals.

    The position is initially offered for three years but can be extended to a longer duration. The starting date is as soon as possible.

    Your Profile

    • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.

    • Solid mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.

    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.

    • Motivated to conduct research work and able to work independently.

    • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.

    How To Apply

    Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades.

    Contact: Please send your application in a single PDF file to Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul [dot] degabriele [at] crisp-da [dot] de) with the subject line “PhD Application”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
    Last updated: 2019-07-04 posted on 2019-07-04

    Ph.D. student in hardware-oriented security
    University of Passau, Germany
    The chair of Computer Engineering at University of Passau (Prof. Stefan Katzenbeisser) welcomes applications for the position of a Ph.D. student on hardware-oriented security.

    Your profile:

    - Completed master degree in computer science or electrical engineering or a related field

    - Independence

    - Interest in hardware-oriented security and their applications in various domains

    - Fluency in English and German

    We offer:

    - Full-time employment position (salary scale E13)

    - Opportunity to obtain a Ph.D. degree

    - Work in a young and motivated team

    Contact: Stefan Katzenbeisser

    stefan.katzenbeisser (at) uni-passau.de
    Last updated: 2019-07-03 posted on 2019-07-02


    Ph.D. Students in Security, Applied Cryptography and Machine Learning
    Ecole normale supérieure & Ingenico Labs
    Ingenico Labs is looking for three funded Ph.D. students.

    The first position concerns applied cryptpraphy (protocols, algorithms, implementation, attacks) with an emphasis on white-box cryptography.

    The second position concerns machine learning security, in particular countermeasures against a variety of attacks on IA algorithms.

    The third position concerns information security in general with an emphasis on vulnerability detection using modern tools.

    The positions are located in the heart of Paris (500 metres from the Eiffel Tower) are paid as engineering positions and are coupled with a PhD at Ecole normale supérieure.

    The positions are within Ingenico Labs, the research department of Ingenico.

    Contact: David Naccache
    Last updated: 2019-06-27 posted on 2019-06-26

    PhD position in the area of measurements for cybersecurity
    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
    Cybersecurity Institute at Univ. Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a PhD Student position in the area of measurements for cybersecurity and DNS abuse.

    Job description

    The candidate will join a research project about cybersecurity and domain name abuse. The goal of the project is to develop large-scale Internet measurement and classification/statistical methods in the fight against Internet-scale attacks, such as phishing, malware drive-by-downloads, and spam. The successful candidate will collect and statistically analyze empirical data, and will work on real-world security problems that will help operators such as domain registries and hosting providers to effectively mitigate security incidents. The candidate will study the behavior of malicious actors and of potential victims of cybersecurity incidents and will design secure systems and propose effective policies to prevent domain name abuse. The PhD student will collaborate with the researchers from ICANN, domain registry operators, and security organizations.

    Skills and Expertise

    The position requires strong competences in programming (Python, C/C++, R/MATLAB) and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Research experience in the field of network security and data analytics is considered as a plus as well as industry experience as a software engineer.

    The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in network or information security, computer science, telecommunication engineering or in a related study with excellent results. The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international team.

    Location and Hosting Institution

    The LIG laboratory is located in Grenoble, the capital of the Alps. Grenoble is one of France’s major scientific and industrial centers for computer science and applied mathematics. The city lies amidst three mountain ranges and offers exceptional quality of life, with extensive public transportation and dedicated bike ways.

    Contact: Dr. Maciej Korczynski

    Email: first.last at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
    Last updated: 2019-06-27 posted on 2019-06-25


    Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) (two positions)
    www.forth.gr
    The positions are for three (3) years, starting in early-mid 2019.

    The first position is for Mitigation of Cyberattacks in Wearable Devices and the second position is for Decentralized Privacy-preserving Data Sharing.

    The positions are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) program RAIS, which focuses on the design of decentralized, scalable and secure collective awareness platforms for real-time data analytics and machine learning, which preserve end-user privacy and information ownership.

    Contact: Prof. Evangelos Markatos
    Last updated: 2019-06-21 posted on 2019-06-21

    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography

    Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan.

    Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, Dr. Tung Chou (joining soon), and Prof. Chen-Mou Cheng (adjunct with National Taiwan University), covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification.

    We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is late 2019 to early 2020, for terms of 1 year, renewable.

    Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members.

    Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects.

    We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.

    Contact: Bo-Yin Yang by at crypto dot tw

    Kai-Min Chung at kmchung at iis dot sinica dot edu dot tw
    Last updated: 2019-06-13 posted on 2019-06-13


    Post-Doc
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
    The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is seeking to recruit a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to work in the area of applied cryptography. The position is available for immediate start with a 12 months renewable contract.

    Post description

    The PDRF will work with a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to applied cryptography, such as Secure Multiparty Computation, Post-quantum Cryptography, and Fully Homomorphic Encryption. The PDRF will have the opportunity to work with other faculty and postdocs within CSE on related areas, as well as getting involved in other external collaborations and industry projects.

    Duration

    Initially, the post is for 12 months, then based on satisfactory performance, the contract can be renewed for several years. This is an internally funded position and is not bound to a fixed-term externally funded project.

    Qualifications

    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in relevant disciplines with excellent research track record and to have published on reputable venues, such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt and CCS.

    Remuneration

    HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary of 76,000 EUR per annum (which includes housing and transport allowances), and additional benefits such as an annual paid leave, air tickets and medical insurance, as well as sponsored business trips (e.g., ta present at conferences)

    Apply and further information

    For further information and to apply, please send CV, research statement and cover letter to Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari smalkuwari (at) hbku.edu.qa

    About HBKU

    Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. The information and Computing Technology (ICT) division within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has 20 full-time faculty, 17 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students working mainly on areas related to cybersecurity and data science.

    Contact: Saif Al-Kuwari: smalkuwari (at) hbku.edu.qa
    Last updated: 2019-06-13 posted on 2019-06-12

    Ph.D. student (cryptographic engineering)
    Villanova University
    Ph.D. students (cryptographic engineering) with scholarship support (tuition & stipend) are currently avaiable at Prof. Jiafeng Xie\'s research group @ Villanova University (fall 2019/spring 2020)

    Villanova University is a private research university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 49th best National University in the U.S. for 2019.

    Research area. Post-Quantum Cryptography, hardware security (hardware obfuscation/fault detection)

    Qualification. Preferred to have research experience in the area of VLSI design, cryptography, and machine learning.

    Application process. Interested students can directly send the CV/resume to Dr. Jiafeng Xie\'s email: jiafeng.xie (at) villanova.edu.

    Application information. The detailed application requirement can be seen at www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/departmentalRequirements.html

    Additional brief introduction. Dr. Jiafeng Xie is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design for deep neural systems. He has served as TPC member for multiple reputed conferences such as ICCD, ISVLSI etc. He is also currently serving the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal (Elsevier) and IEEE Access.

    https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/departments/ece/facultyStaff/biodetail.html?mail=jiafeng.xie (at) villanova.edu&xsl=bio_long

    Contact: Jiafeng Xie: jiafeng.xie (at) villanova.edu
    Last updated: 2019-06-07 posted on 2019-06-05

    Cryptographic Researcher
    PlatON, China
    PlatON is the next-generation scalable, secure and reliable computing infrastructure for decentralized businesses. PlatON provides the platform for secure data exchange through our off-chain privacy-preserving encryption capabilities (zero-knowledge proof, homomorphic encryption, as well as secure multi-party computation, etc). By maneuvering data to flow, PlatON is aiming to build a free market place for data providers who are looking to monetize their data, as well as individuals or institutions who are willing to pay for data resources. Enterprise use-cases include but not limited to health care data management, advertisement, IOT and decentralized AI, financial clearing&settlement, as well as key management system. Please find the details in www.platon.network.

    Responsibilities

    This is a full-time position, the candidate will be responsible to design and analyze cryptographic primitives and protocols for real-world problems. Instruct our engineers to bring the designs to implementation, and will be collaborating with our world-renown cryptography advisors. The research area includes but not limited to secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof and (fully) homomorphic encryption.

    Qualifications

    - Strong background in secure multi-party computation or zero-knowledge proof or (fully) homomorphic encryption.

    - Theoretical and applied experience in cryptographic protocols design.

    - PhD in cryptography, mathematics, computer science or other related field.

    - Publications at top cryptography or security conferences (CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, FC, CCS, S&P, NDSS, etc.).

    - Experience in programming is a plus.

    - Experience in designing artificial intelligence algorithms is a plus.

    The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy a very competitive salary and work in a collaborative and creative group.

    Contact: Please send a CV to Xiang Xie (xiang.xie (at) platon.network).
    Last updated: 2019-06-03 posted on 2019-06-03

    Senior Cryptographic Engineer
    PlatON, China
    PlatON is the next-generation scalable, secure and reliable computing infrastructure for decentralized businesses. PlatON provides the platform for secure data exchange through our off-chain privacy-preserving encryption capabilities (zero-knowledge proof, homomorphic encryption, as well as secure multi-party computation, etc). By maneuvering data to flow, PlatON is aiming to build a free market place for data providers who are looking to monetize their data, as well as individuals or institutions who are willing to pay for data resources. Enterprise use-cases include but not limited to health care data management, advertisement, IOT and decentralized AI, financial clearing&settlement, as well as key management system. Please find the details in www.platon.network.

    Responsibilities

    This is a full-time position, the candidate will be responsible to translate cryptographic papers and standard specifications into working codes. The candidate will implement the basic cryptographic primitives as building blocks and build practical protocols for real-world problems.

    Qualifications

    - Solid understanding of basic theory and use of cryptography.

    - Strong programming skill (in particular C/C++).

    - A Master degree in mathematics, computer science, cryptography (or related field), PhD is a plus.

    - Familiar with artificial intelligence algorithms is a plus.

    - Familiar with secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof or homomorphic encryption is a plus.

    The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy a very competitive salary and work in a collaborative and creative group.

    Contact: Please send a CV to Xiang Xie (xiang.xie (at) platon.network)
    Last updated: 2019-06-03 posted on 2019-06-03

    PhD/PostDoc position in security and privacy in p2p electricity trading
    KU Leuven
    The COSIC reserach group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven. The COSIC team has about 80 researchers. Our research focus lays in the design, evaluation and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, the development of security architectures for information and communication systems, the development of security mechanisms for embedded systems and the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems. The group has as goal to cover the whole range from mathematical theory towards industrial applications.

    We have an open position in the area of security and privacy in p2p electricity trading. The position is funded by the FWO SBO project SNIPPET, which is a 4 years project in collaboration with partners from KU Leuven and VUB and a number of stakeholders from the energy sector as part of the advisory committee.

    A peer-to-peer electricity market allows users to trade electricity among. In addition, electricity exchange between nearby users can significantly reduce the electricity loss during transmission over the distribution lines. However, such markets may also create an opportunity for malicious entities to misbehave in order to reduce costs or maximize profits. Potential threats are impersonation, data manipulation, eavesdropping, disputes, and privacy breaches.

    The aim of this project is to design secure and privacy-preserving billing and settlement mechanisms between users, suppliers and grid operators. This will be achieved by applying various advanced cryptographic technologies, such as blockchain, smart contracts and secure multiparty computation, to design p2p electricity trading solutions that achieve a good balance between security, user privacy, usability and energy efficiency.

    Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography is required. For PhD applicants we would prefer to have experience in C or C++. For PostDoc researchers experience in use of cryptography in Smart Energy/Smart Grid applications is an advantage.

    Contact: Svetla Nikova, svetla.nikova (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-05-31 posted on 2019-05-28

    Cryptography secured against physical attacks
    KU Leuven, Belgium
    The COSIC research group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven. The COSIC team has about 80 researchers. The COSIC research research focus lays in the design, evaluation and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, the development of security architectures for information and communication systems, the development of security mechanisms for embedded systems and the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems.

    In modern applications the attacker often has physical access to the device that is executing the cryptographic algorithm, and can measure side channels (execution time, power consumption, electro-magnetic radiation) or perform fault attacks. With the advent of the IOT, the interest in embedded cryptographic systems and side-channel/fault attacks on these systems is steadily increasing. Protection against side channel attacks (SCA) is usually done via masking, i.e. by randomizing any sensitive data manipulated during computations. Protection against fault injection attacks (FA) is typically done either by duplication or by using infection, i.e., ensuring that any induced fault results in a garbage output. The research direction of combined countermeasures - that is, countermeasures against both SCA and FA - is quite young and experimental.

    Job Description: The position is funded by KU Leuven Research Fund and a NIST grant. We are looking for people to work on: (1) formal security definitions and methods to defend implementations against combined attacks as well as new countermeasures against combined attacks which have improved performance and a more realistic adversary model. (2) the development of robust automated verification tools capable of handling entire and practical implementations. (3) to define metrics for combined security and to develop procedures for their evaluation using verification tools.

    The candidates should hold a master degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science, very good knowledge in C/C++ and Verilog/VHDL. Preferably to have passed courses in Cryptography and/or Computer Security.

    Contact: Svetla Nikova, Vincent Rijmen

    svetla.nikova (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-05-31 posted on 2019-05-27


    Two Ph.D. students (cryptographic engineering) with scholarship support
    Villanova University
    Two PhD positions with full scholarship support (tuition & stipend) at Prof. Jiafeng Xie\'s research group @ Villanova University (fall 2019/spring 2020)

    1. Villanova University is a private research university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 49th best National University in the U.S. for 2019.

    2. Research area. Post-Quantum Cryptography, hardware security (hardware obfuscation/fault detection), and hardware implementation of deep neural network related systems

    3. Qualification. Preferred to have research experience in the area of VLSI design, cryptography, and machine learning (deep neural network systems). Students from electrical engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics or other related majors are WARMLY welcome (programming skill such as HDL, C++, Python will be a big plus).

    4. Application process. Interested students can directly send the CV/resume to Dr. Jiafeng Xie\'s email: jiafeng.xie (at) villanova.edu.

    5. Application information. The detailed application requirement is available at www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/departmentalRequirements.html

    6. Additional brief introduction. Dr. Jiafeng Xie received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh on 12/2014. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design for deep neural systems. Most of his publications are available through IEEE Xplore. He has served as TPC member for multiple reputed conferences such as ICCD, ISVLSI etc. He is also currently serving the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal (Elsevier) and IEEE Access.

    https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/departments/ece/facultyStaff/biodetail.html?mail=jiafeng.xie (at) villanova.edu&xsl=bio_long

    Contact:
    Last updated: 2019-05-24 posted on 2019-05-23

    Post-Doc
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    The Cryptography Research group at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur invites strong PostDoc applications from highly motivated candidates working in the field of Cryptography. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Cryptography and/or related areas from a reputed institute. The candidate will work in the \"Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory\" (SEAL), with focus in the area of secured system design. The research will be aimed at developing efficient cryptographic protocols with applications in emerging fields such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Knowledge in any or combination of the following topics is desirable: hardware security/micro-architectural security/public key cryptography/cryptographic pairings/functional encryption/multi-party computation/post-quantum cryptography topics is desirable. The candidate should have excellent publication track record in IACR conferences/workshops, as well as top journals (such as IEEE/ACM Transactions or IACR journals). The candidate will be expected to collaborate with and lead a team of excellent and highly motivated Ph.D. candidates. The candidate is expected to work in conjunction with them and also disseminate the necessary knowledge among the group via suitable course material, tutorials and regular group talks. Good communication skills in English are hence desirable. The position is available to both Indian and foreign candidates. More Information about the SEAL research group activities are available at: http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal.
    Contact: Prof Debdeep Mukhopadhyay,

    Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
    Last updated: 2019-05-27 posted on 2019-05-21


    Post-doc
    Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
    We have a postdoctoral position in post-quantum cryptography broadly defined. In particular, anyone interested in algorithmic and/or complexity-theoretic aspects of problems relevant in lattice-based, code-based, and multivariate cryptography is welcome to apply.

    The position comes with an internationally competitive salary and generous support for travel. Moreover, there are ample opportunities to collaborate with excellent scientists both based at CQT/NUS and research visitors.

    Contact: Divesh Aggarwal

    Assistant Professor, NUS, and Principal Investigator, CQT (joint appointment)

    divesh.aggarwal (at) gmail.com
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-15


    Post-Doc
    University of Rennes, France
    We are looking for post-doctoral researchers in symmetric crypto, mainly to evaluate the security of lightweight ciphers recently submitted to the NIST but topics are open.

    The position is for 1 year, renewable twice.

    Requirements:

    - PhD degree in computer sciences or mathematics

    - good programming skill

    - publications in top IACR conferences

    Contact: Patrick Derbez: patrick.derbez (at) irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-07

    Postdoctoral research fellow
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
    Postdoctoral research fellow openings are immediately available in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The postdoc will work with Assistant Professor Jun ZHAO (biography below) on one of the following topics:

    1. Differential privacy with applications to deep learning, federated learning, or machine learning in general,

    2. Local differential privacy,

    3. Adversarial machine learning and security in AI systems,

    4. Blockchains,

    5. Other areas in AI security/privacy or IoT security/privacy.

    Interested candidates can contact Jun Zhao via email at JunZhao (at) ntu.edu.sg?JunZhao (at) alumni.cmu.edu?via WeChat by scanning the QR code at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/wechat.png

    via Skype at live:junzhaocmu, or by calling Singapore phone number +65 8648 3534 (the first two numbers 65 represent the area code of Singapore). Thanks.

    Jun Zhao’s homepage: http://ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/

    Biography: Jun Zhao received a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the USA (advisors: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan), affiliating with CMU CyLab Security & Privacy Institute. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. His research interests include blockchains, security, and privacy with applications to deep learning, the Internet of Things, and social networks.

    Contact: Interested candidates can contact Jun Zhao via email at JunZhao (at) ntu.edu.sg?JunZhao (at) alumni.cmu.edu?via WeChat by scanning the QR code at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/wechat.png

    via Skype at live:junzhaocmu, or by calling Singapore phone number +65 8648 3534 (the first two numbers 65 represent the area code of Singapore). Thanks.
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-06


    Postdoc / Research Fellow
    Lund University, Sweden - Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
    For a 3-year collaborative research project on automotive security, Lund University (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) are seeking candidates for two postdoc/research fellow positions (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow, flexible contract duration) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and/or hardware implementations. One position is available for Lund University and one position is available for Nanyang Technological University.

    Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Johansson (thomas.johansson (at) eit.lth.se) and Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

    Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

    Contact: thomas.johansson (at) eit.lth.se and thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-06