International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Post-Doc in Voting on Ledger Technologies
University of Surrey
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher to the “VOLT: Voting on Ledger Technologies” project funded by EPSRC under the “Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies” call. This project is on the topic of electronic voting, and builds on Surrey’s previous work on secure electronic voting. The research will be to investigate the use of Distributed Ledger Technology in supporting verifiability properties within electronic voting systems, for use in a proof-of-concept system developed in conjunction with projects partners Electoral Reform Services (who provide voting services). This post focuses on the exploration and trialling of Distributed Ledger Technologies for this particular application area. Closing date 16 September 2019 Salary: 31,302 to 39,609 GBP
Contact: Professor Steve Schneider at s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk or +44 (0)1483 689637.
Last updated: 2019-08-18 posted on 2019-08-17

Post-Doc
Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available now until 31 December 2021. The PDRA will work alongside Martin Albrecht, Rachel Player and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS (http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr) project for building privacy preserving systems from advanced lattice primitives. Our research focus within this project is on cryptanalysis and implementations, but applicants with a strong background in other areas such as protocol/primitive design are also encouraged to apply.
Contact: Martin Albrecht
Last updated: 2019-08-15 posted on 2019-08-15

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

Assistant or Associate Professor for the program "Mathematics for Information Technologies"
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

We are seeking an advanced assistant professor, or an associate professor, to take duties in our study program Mathematics for Information Technologies. The candidate is expected to take responsibility for the program development in the near future. Applications are invited from candidates with active research in any branch of computational mathematics or theoretical computer science; mathematical cryptography is particularly welcome. The starting date is negotiable within the year 2020. We offer a renewable three years contract, with a possibility of tenure. The starting salary range is 50000-65000 CZK (currently about 2000-2500 EUR), depending on the experience of the candidate.

For detailed information, please refer to our mathjobs call at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14069.

Application deadline: September 10, 2019

Informal inquires about the position and the program are welcome.

Contact: David Stanovsky (head of the Department of Algebra).
Email: stanovsk@karlin.mff.cuni.cz

Last updated: 2019-08-14 posted on 2019-08-13

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

    PhD Student in Systems Security, Vienna, Austria
    Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)
    The Institute of Logic and Computation, at TU Wien, Security and Privacy, is offering a position as university assistant (Prae-doc) for 4 years for 30 hours/week.

    Expected start: October 1, 2019

    The specific requirements for this position is the completion of a master or diploma curriculum in computer science or equivalent in Austria or abroad, ideally with a focus on security. For further details on additional qualifications see the full call for applications.

    TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified.

    People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter@tuwien.ac.at)

    Entry level salary as a predoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 2.148,40/month gross, 14 times/year. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

    We look forward to receiving your application until August 29, 2019. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to veronika.korn@tuwien.ac.at.

    Contact: Ass. Prof. Martina Lindorfer (martina.lindorfer@tuwien.ac.at)
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-09

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Cryptography
    QuSoft / University of Amsterdam

    Are you a high potential young researcher who recently obtained a PhD degree in Quantum Information Science? And are you ready to join QuSoft, a world-leading research center on quantum software in Amsterdam?

    This postdoc position is part of the NWO VIDI project 'Cryptography in the Quantum Age'. The successful applicant will join the group of Christian Schaffner. The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (dealing with quantum data and computational assumptions) and explore their limitations. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

    Starting date: as soon as possible. Submit your application by 15 September 2019

    Contact: Christian Schaffner
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-07

    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

    Assistant Professor
    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for an

    Assistant Professor for Computer Science

    at the Department of Computer Science at the Chair for Applied Cryptography. The professorship is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years.

    We seek to appoint a top early career scholar / scientist who will develop outstanding expertise in the field of Cryptographic Protocols and has an excellent scientific background in one of the following areas:

    - Provably secure cryptographic protocols
    - Privacy-preserving techniques for decentralized systems
    - Post-quantum secure cryptography
    - Efficient zero-knowledge proof systems

    Successful candidates demonstrate initial academic achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree, as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience, are also prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in English are desired.

    FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

    FAU offers career development, mentoring and an attractive initial research budget. Based on international standards and transparent performance agreements, FAU ensures a fair evaluation process.

    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.

    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
    Contact: Dominique Schröder
    Last updated: 2019-08-02 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

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity
    Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Monash University Faculty of Information has embarked on an exciting journey to become the best faculty of IT in the world. A key component of that journey is the strong team of cybersecurity. The Monash cybersecurity research team mainly focuses on 3 key streams of areas; namely: cryptography, blockchain, and interdisciplinary cybersecurity applications. Led by experts in the underlying technology, with engagement from researchers from across the University and industry, and powered by expertise across the fields of machine learning and AI, digital health, energy, finance, and the social sciences, the team has delivered unprecedented development of disruptive cybersecurity technology, and represents one of the most impactful cybersecurity team in the world. Monash University FIT is pleased to announce the opportunity for a talented and passionate academic to join our world-class team. As part of the teaching and research role, the successful applicant will contribute to at least one of the interdisciplinary cybersecurity research areas such as privacy-preserving machine learning, secure digital health, energy or IoT systems, and will engage in teaching, including the development of education resources and new course units; and research of cutting-edge cyber security technologies and practices.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Joseph Liu. Email: joseph.liu (at) monash.edu
    Last updated: 2019-07-31 posted on 2019-07-31

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cryptography
    Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Monash University Faculty of Information has embarked on an exciting journey to become the best faculty of IT in the world. A key component of that is the strong team of cybersecurity, in particular cryptography. The Monash cryptography research team mainly focuses on the following areas: - Post-quantum cryptography; - Cloud and database security - Zero-knowledge - Privacy-enhanced technologies Led by experts in the underlying technology, with engagement from researchers from across the Faculty of IT (FIT), and powered by expertise across the fields of cybersecurity, blockchain, machine learning and AI, digital health, finance, and the social sciences, the team has delivered unprecedented development of cryptographic technology, and published in top security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, CCS, Journal of Cryptology, etc. Monash University FIT is pleased to announce the opportunity for a talented and passionate academic to join our world-class team. As part of the teaching and research role, the successful applicant will contribute to the cryptography team, and will engage in teaching, including the development of education resources and new course units; and research of cutting-edge cryptographic technologies and practices.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Joseph Liu. Email: joseph.liu (at) monash.edu
    Last updated: 2019-07-31 posted on 2019-07-31

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Blockchain
    Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Monash University Faculty of Information has embarked on an exciting journey to become the best faculty of IT in the world. A key component of that journey is the establishment of the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (Monash BTC): a visionary enterprise that will bring together world-leading expertise from across Monash to explore, develop and innovate the technology of blockchain, in collaboration with various industry and societal sectors. This incredibly exciting enterprise will entrench Monash as the pre-eminent Australian institute for blockchain technology. Drawing upon expertise from the Faculty of IT (FIT) as well as other key research areas University-wide, Monash BTC will focus on 3 key streams of activity; namely: Research, Education, and Training. Led by experts in the underlying technology, with engagement from researchers from across the University and industry, and powered by expertise across the fields of cybersecurity, cryptography, digital health, finance, and the social sciences, the Centre will deliver unprecedented development of blockchain technology, and represents one of the most exciting blockchain opportunities yet seen. Monash University FIT is pleased to announce the opportunity for a talented and passionate academic to join our world-class team. As part of the teaching and research role, the successful applicant will form an integral part of the emergent Monash BTC, and will engage in teaching, including the development of education resources and new course units; and research of cutting-edge blockchain technologies and practices.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Joseph Liu. Email: joseph.liu (at) monash.edu
    Last updated: 2019-07-31 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

    Ph.D. student in Cybersecurity (Security and Privacy Using Machine Learning / Blockchain)
    The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    The Department of Computer Science at University of Sheffield is seeking a highly-motivated PhD candidate to work in one of the following areas of cybersecurity: (i) Machine learning/deep learning for enhancing security in physically unclonable functions; (ii) Blockchain-based energy trading platform security; (iii) Privacy enhancing technologies with deep learning for tackling real-world security problems. The candidate should ideally have background in machine learning and information security and be able to address theoretical and practical aspects as needed. The candidate will work with Dr Prosanta Gope in the Security of Advanced Systems group within the Department of Computer Science. The candidate should have background in both machine learning and information security. He/She should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, and also be interested in building concrete systems for working practically. A stipendiary studentship is available. This covers fees at the EU/home rate as well as a student stipend for three and a half years. The studentship is available from September 2019. The candidates should have an M.Sc./B.Sc. degree or equivalent in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics/IT Security. If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component. How to Apply To apply for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Sheffield using the online application system. Please name Dr Prosanta Gope as your proposed supervisor. Complete an application for admission to the standard Computer Science PhD programme via the below link. Applications should include a CV, statement of purpose, transcripts, and contact information of at least two references.
    Contact: Contact: Dr. Prosanta Gope Lecturer in Cybersecurity The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science Email: p.gope@sheffield.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2019-07-27 posted on 2019-07-23

    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

    Post-Doc
    University of Luxembourg
    The Applied Crypto Group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, side-channel attacks and countermeasures, and blockchain applications. We offer a competitive salary (about 60,000 euro/year gros). The duration of the position is 2.5 years.
    Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu
    Last updated: 2019-07-22 posted on 2019-07-22

    Post-Doc
    University of Clermont-Auvergne, Lab Limos; Clermont-Ferrand, France
    Constraint Programming for Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Encryption Schemes
    • 2000€ / 1 year
    • Starting date: As soon as possible, when we have a good candidate; if possible before 2020.
    Your Profile
    • A PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Cryptography or related field.
    • Competitive research record in symmetric cryptography or in constraint programming.
    The project

    This post-doc is founded by the ANR project Decrypt(https://decrypt.limos.fr) started in January 2019.

    The goal is to study the capabilities of CP, SAT and ILP solvers to solve cryptanalytic problems. A cryptanalytic problem contains two components. The first component is the symmetric key scheme itself, like for instance AES. The second component is the kind of attacks that is considered such as, for example, cube attacks, conditional cube attacks with division property, (related-key) differential and linear cryptanalysis against block cipher schemes, word-based division property / integral distinguisher. The main goal is to identify schemes and attacks for which it is possible to use off-the-shelf CP, SAT or ILP approaches. To achieve this goal, the work will be divided into the following tasks.

    1. Study symmetric encryption schemes and identify for several schemes the different components that are used in the scheme design.
    2. Design CP, SAT, and ILP models for cryptanalytic problems on selected schemes. We will mainly focus on the following attacks: cube attacks, conditional cube attacks with division property, (related-key) differential and linear cryptanalysis, word-based division property / integral distinguisher.
    3. Experimentally evaluate CP, SAT, and ILP solvers on the models designed in previous tasks, and compare these solvers with existing dedicated cryptanalysis approaches. Design of a tool to automate this task is one of the goals of the project.
    Contact: Send by email at pascal.Lafourcade@uca.fr your cover letter, your CV, your PhD, reports of the reviewers of your PhD, a selection of your best papers related to the post-doc offer, some recommendation letters, contact information for 3 referees and any information that might help us to choose you.
    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-18

    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


    Security Researcher
    NEC Laboriatories Europe GmbH
    We are looking for a Research Scientist / Senior Researcher to contribute to research and development in the area of security and privacy with a special focus on applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, access control, cloud security, and distributed systems security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for NEC products and services.

    We support individual creativity, strong teamwork as well as scientific publications. English is the working language in the Laboratories. Initially, this position is limited to two years.

    NEC Laboratories Europe is located in Heidelberg - one

    of Germany’s most beautiful and idyllic towns. The area offers a number of exciting cultural, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

    If you are passionate about innovation, driven by challenges, and ready to bring your ideas from concepts to reality, we would like to hear from you.

    Applicants are sought with experience and skills in these areas:

     Excellent publication track record in security, applied cryptography, or privacy-enhancing technologies.

     Strong experience in system security, distributed systems security, or software security.

     Strong experience in applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and security models.

     Proven experience in handling and managing large scale projects.

     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English.

     Experience in software development including experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

    Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Cryptography, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a hands-on approach and proven skills in real-world problem solving are preferred.

    Contact: Ghassan Karame

    Manager of Security Group

    ghassan.karame (at) neclab.eu
    Last updated: 2019-07-12 posted on 2019-07-11


    Two Full Professorships: SW Security & Secure CPS
    Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany
    Hamburg University of Technology is expanding and growing, our computer science department welcomes applications for two full professorships (W3, German salary grade, permanent positions) in the areas of

    • Software Security

    • Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

    The application deadline is August 30, 2019.

    Contact: Goerschwin Fey, goerschwin.fey (at) tuhh.de


    Last updated: 2019-07-12 posted on 2019-07-09


    Ph.D. student in Post-quantum cryptography
    Aarhus University
    We have a position available in post-quantum cryptography, encompassing both theoretical and applied research. In particular, you are welcome to apply if you are interested in algorithmic aspects, side-channel analysis and/or constructions based on lattices, error-correcting codes or isogenies.

    The PhD candidate will investigate techniques to construct and efficiently implement secure postquantum crytographic schemes. The PhD candidate will also be involved in other educational activities, such as serving as teaching assistant in courses related to his/her expertise.

    The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Departments of Engineering and Computer Science at Aarhus University.

    Qualifications:

    We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic applicants, preferably with a Master\'s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline. A theoretical/applied background with cryptography is desirable. Analytical and critical thinking are naturally essential to pursuing a PhD degree. Further requirements are fluency in English, good reporting/organization skills and being able to work independently.

    Contact: Diego F. Aranha, Assistant Professor of Engineering, dfaranha (at) eng.au.dk

    Claudio Orlandi, Associate Professor of Computer Science, orlandi (at) cs.au.dk
    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-08


    Postdoc in Secure Systems Design and Analysis based on the use of Trusted Computing Technologies
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    We have an opening for a postdoc position in the area of Secure Systems Design and Analysis based on the use of Trusted Computing Technologies at the Cyber Security Section at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at DTU.

    The Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute conducts interdisciplinary research in most aspects of computer and information security, ranging from advanced cryptography and access control mechanisms, for ensuring secrecy and authentication in todays’ communications, to the design, analysis and implementation of novel protection mechanisms for enhanced security, privacy, trustworthiness, and reliability in numerous emerging IoT applications.

    This position is part of the research project FutureTPM funded by the European Union as part of the H2020 programme. The successful candidate will join the Cyber Security section for 12 months, undertaking a range of research activities within trusted computing and to investigate the design of novel cryptographic mechanisms and (remote, scalable) attestation protocols, based on the use of TPMs and other trusted components (i.e., Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), Provable Unclonable Functions (PUFs), etc.) for providing enhanced operational assurance and device-, software-integrity in edge-computing environments.

    Contact: Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos (atgi (at) dtu.dk)

    Associate Professor in Secure Systems

    Cyber Security Section

    DTU Compute


    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-07


    Postdoc in Trusted Cloud Computing and Software Security
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    We have an opening for a postdoc position in the area of Trusted Cloud Computing and Software Security at the Cyber Security Section at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at DTU.

    The Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute conducts interdisciplinary research in most aspects of computer and information security, ranging from advanced cryptography and access control mechanisms, for ensuring secrecy and authentication in todays’ communications, to the design, analysis and implementation of novel protection mechanisms for enhanced security, privacy, trustworthiness, and reliability in numerous emerging IoT applications.

    This position is part of the research project ASTRID funded by the European Union as part of the H2020 programme. The successful candidate will join the Cyber Security section till end of April 2021, working on the design of cryptographically secure and trusted cloud computing with a special focus on the development of novel remote and scalable attestation mechanisms for verifying the integrity of a software-based services in the overall service graph. The goal of the postdoc is to undertake a range of research activities within trusted cloud computing and to investigate advanced forms of attestation, including run-time attestation and attestation of ensembles, but also to the run-time risk assessment and vulnerability analysis components of the overall ASTRID framework. Carrying out research into the technical building blocks of the proposed architecture including TPMs, Intel SGX, OpenStack and other Trusted Platform technologies for providing enhanced operational assurance of the overall service graph.

    Contact: Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos (atgi (at) dtu.dk)

    Associate Professor in Secure Systems

    Cyber Security Section

    DTU Compute
    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-07


    Postdoc in Adversarial Machine Learning for Cyber-Security
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    We have an opening for a postdoc position in the area of adversarial machine learning for cyber-security at the Cyber Security Section at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at DTU.

    The Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute conducts interdisciplinary research in most aspects of computer and information security, ranging from advanced cryptography and access control mechanisms, for ensuring secrecy and authentication in todays’ communications, to the design, analysis and implementation of novel protection mechanisms for enhanced security, privacy, trustworthiness, and reliability in numerous emerging IoT applications.

    This position is part of the research project SecDNS (“Identification of Cyber-Security Threats using Machine Learning”) funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark programme. The successful candidate will join the Cyber Security Section working on the delivery of new algorithmic and theoretical results on the robustness of machine learning methods, including also reinforcement learning, in adversarial environments, and the development of appropriate classification models capable of handling the uncertainty of the data correctness used for training. Furthermore, carrying out research towards the specification of appropriate belief inference and propagation mechanisms based on a detailed feature constraints analysis and trust management of all data sources as well as market landscapes to allow a detailed design phase to proceed.

    Contact: Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos (atgi (at) dtu.dk)

    Associate Professor in Secure Systems

    Cyber Security Section

    DTU Compute
    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-07


    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

    PhD position in provable security for lightweight symmetric cryptography
    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.

    The focus of the research will be theoretical provable security in design and analysis of lightweight symmetric key primitives, including classical building blocks, such as block ciphers, compression functions, permutations, tweakable ciphers and forkciphers, and higher-level authenticated encryption and hash function schemes. The PhD candidate will work towards the development of rigorous theory in symmetric cryptography fitted to the emerging domain of lightweight cryptography. The main emphasis will be on understanding the security, formalizing, analyzing and designing novel lightweight primitives. This work is well in line with the ongoing (recently started) NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology of America) standardization process (analogous to the AES and SHA-3) for the selection of a portfolio of algorithmic standards for/lightweight authenticated encryption (AE) schemes and lightweight hash function, and with the ongoing NIST efforts for developing standards for threshold cryptography.

    Specific skills required

    • Strong background in computer science and/or mathematics

    • Background in cryptography or security is an advantage

    • Open mindedness and thinking \"out-of-the-box\"

    The candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Bart Preneel and Elena Andreeva, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be and elena.andreeva (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    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 Embedded Security/Hardware Security
    The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science

    The Department of Computer Science at University of Sheffield, UK is seeking a highly-motivated PhD candidate in the field of cyber security with an emphasis on embedded and hardware security. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following are preferred: cryptography (lightweight cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, fully-homomorphic encryption); designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols; digital design on ASIC or FPGA platforms using hardware description languages; computer architectures and embedded software; side-channel analysis and fault attacks; and machine learning and artificial intelligence especially for security applications.
    Research topics include but are not limited to: secure cryptographic implementations in hardware and software; mechanisms against side-channel analysis and fault attacks security and privacy for IoT systems; post-quantum cryptography; fully homomorphic encryption.
    In the first instance candidates can discuss applications with Elif Bilge Kavun via email.

    A stipendiary studentship is available. This covers fees at the EU/home rate as well as a student stipend for three and a half years. The studentship is available from September 2019.

    The candidates should have an M.Sc./B.Sc. degree or equivalent in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics/IT Security.
    If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

    To apply for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Sheffield using the online application system.
    Please name Dr Elif Bilge Kavun as your proposed supervisor.
    Complete an application for admission to the standard Computer Science PhD programme via the below link.
    Applications should include a CV, statement of purpose, transcripts, and contact information of at least two references.

    Contact:

    Elif Bilge Kavun
    Lecturer in Cybersecurity
    The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dcs/people/academic/ekavun
    e.kavun (at) sheffield.ac.uk


    Last updated: 2019-07-08 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

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in FinCrypt project
    University of Luxembourg, Cryptolux (SnT)
    The successful candidate will join the Cryptolux research team and will contribute to a research project entitled \"Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts (FINCRYPT)\", which is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

    • Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK proofs, etc.)

    • Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography, blockchains

    • Privacy enhancing technologies

    • Distributed consensus protocols

    • Cybersecurity

    Your Profile

    • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field

    • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)

    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background, interest in economics/finance - a plus

    • Good skills in programming and scripting languages

    • Commitment, team working and a critical mind

    • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

    We offer

    The University offers a 2 years (1+1) employment contract. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

    Application

    Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

    • A brief cover letter explaining the candidate\'s motivation and research interests

    • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)

    • Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a plus.

    • Contact information of 3 referees

    Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged

    Contact: Prof.Alex Biryukov (myname.familyname (at) uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2019-06-27 posted on 2019-06-25

    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

    Lecturer in Mathematics with connections to Computer Science
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a Lecturer in Mathematics. The position is open to any researcher in Pure or Applied Mathematics with connections to Computer Science. The successful candidate\'s research expertise should complement and strengthen the existing research areas in the department with connections to Computer Science, including Algebra, Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry, Logic, Number Theory.

    About the Role

    The successful applicant will be expected to

    - Perform high-quality Mathematics teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level, including service teaching for the School of Computer Science, and also in specialist graduate level courses.

    - Establish their own research portfolio that attracts external funding and graduate students.

    - Contribute to creating an environment which is safe, inclusive and accepting of diversity and difference.

    - Perform administrative service roles for the Department of Mathematics.

    Skills and Experience

    Our ideal candidate will:

    - Hold a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science or closely related discipline.

    - Have a track record of publications in refereed journals and/or conference proceedings.

    - Have experience in teaching and/or communicating mathematics, preferably with teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

    - Have evidence of active commitment to ensuring a high-quality learning experience for a diverse student body.

    - Have experience with organising research, teaching or outreach events. Ideally they will have had success in attracting external funding for research or teaching or equity initiatives.

    Contact: Professor Steven Galbraith

    Head of Department of Mathematics | Faculty of Science

    The University of Auckland | Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau


    Last updated: 2019-06-21 posted on 2019-06-18


    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

    Post-Doc in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    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 are looking for a Post-Doc in post-quantum cryptography, including cryptanalysis, secure implementation, hardness of underlying problems, novel primitives and protocols. We are 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 effort.

    Strong background in mathematics is an absolute must, together with computer science and cryptography. A proven research track record in any aspects of post-quantum cryptography is required. We are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum, going from mathematical aspects, to very practical such as implementation aspects.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Frederik Vercauteren , please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    PhD Position in symmetric-key cryptanalysis
    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.

    COSIC is looking for a PhD candidate to work on Symmetric-Key Cryptanalysis

    Symmetric-key cryptanalysis deals with the analysis of the security of stream ciphers, block ciphers and hash functions and also with the design of new such components. As a discipline it is based on various areas of discrete mathematics (Boolean functions, coding theory, combinatorics, …). It further uses specialized techniques to solve nonlinear equations and concepts from probability theory.

    Two important methods for symmetric-key cryptanalysis were invented in the 1990’s: differential cryptanalysis and linear cryptanalysis. It is now well understood how to design ciphers that are secure against these two methods. However, in particular for applications with stringent constraints on energy consumption or execution time, there is an increasing interest in so-called light-weight ciphers, with small security margins. Several new attacks have been developed, breaking some of these light-weight ciphers.

    We are looking for people to work on: (1) security analysis of light-weight ciphers, in particular the ciphers participating to NIST’s initiative on light-weight cryptography (2) security analysis of SHA3 (Keccak); (3) extension of known cryptanalysis techniques to permutation-based designs

    Specific Skills Required: The candidates should hold a master degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science; knowledge of a programming language, preferably C/C++. Preferably to have passed courses in Cryptography and/or Computer Security.

    Contact: Vincent Rijmen please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07


    Postdoctoral researcher or PhD student in distributed consensus protocols and blockchain
    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.

    After the emergence of Bitcoin, there has been a renewed interest in distributed consensus protocols and blockchain. The COSIC research group is looking for new researchers to join its growing research group in this area. Our interests lie in the analysis and design of novel consensus protocols, scalability and privacy challenges and the integration of postquantum cryptography and novel cryptographic protocols in blockchain applications. We have a particular interest in smart contact platforms; more specifically, we want to perform research on how to break the trilemma of public-verifiability, privacy and performance for these platforms.

    Specific skills required

    We are looking for candidates with a strong background in computer science and/or mathematics. A solid understanding of cryptography and distributed consensus protocols is a requirement for candidates at the postdoctoral level.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Bart Preneel, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    Postdoctoral researcher or PhD student in secure distance bounding
    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.

    Determining the physical location of devices is becoming increasingly important in many applications, such as contact-less payments, keyless entry systems, and access control to buildings. Wireless authentication protocols open the door for user-friendly solutions to this problem. However, it has been demonstrated that relay attacks are an effective way to bypass these protocols. Distance bounding protocols offer an effective countermeasure against relay attacks; after decades of research, these protocols are now being standardized and implemented. Integrating these protocols securely into novel communication technologies requires a combination of cryptographic and signal processing design skills. The researchers will work closely with an industry research partner to design and implement ultra-wide band and/or narrow band based secure distance bounding protocols.

    Specific skills required

    Strong background and skills in two or more of the following subjects are required:

    • Mathematics/Computer science

    • Cryptography

    • signal processing/telecommunication

    Background in the following is considered as a merit:

    • Distance bounding

    • Secure ranging and localisation

    • Secure wireless (ultra-wide band, narrow band, BLE, etc.)

    communication

    • Physical layer security

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Contact: Dave Singelee, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be and Dave.Singelee (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    PhD position in provable security for lightweight symmetric cryptography
    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.

    The focus of the research will be theoretical provable security in design and analysis of lightweight symmetric key primitives, including classical building blocks, such as block ciphers, compression functions, permutations, tweakable ciphers and forkciphers, and higher-level authenticated encryption and hash function schemes. The PhD candidate will work towards the development of rigorous theory in symmetric cryptography fitted to the emerging domain of lightweight cryptography. The main emphasis will be on understanding the security, formalizing, analyzing and designing novel lightweight primitives. This work is well in line with the ongoing (recently started) NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology of America) standardization process (analogous to the AES and SHA-3) for the selection of a portfolio of algorithmic standards for/lightweight authenticated encryption (AE) schemes and lightweight hash function, and with the ongoing NIST efforts for developing standards for threshold cryptography.

    Specific skills required

    • Strong background in computer science and/or mathematics

    • Background in cryptography or security is an advantage

    • Open mindedness and thinking \"out-of-the-box\"

    The candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Contact: Bart Preneel, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be


    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07


    PhD/postdoc position in Protocol Design and Analysis
    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 are looking for people to work on the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols. We are interested in applicants who are interested in a diverse range of protocols types; from applied protocols such as TLS, IPSec, etc through to more specific protocols such as distance-bounding and OT. We are particularly interested in people with experience, or interest, in using automated tools to analyse such protocols. Our goal is to analyse a wide range of practical protocols using a number of tools and techniques; from pen-and-paper analysis via game-based or UC models, to automated detection of bugs or generation of security proofs via tools like CryptoVerify or EasyCrypt.

    Specific skills required

    Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography. For Postdoc researchers we expect experience in computational protocol analysis (games based/UC) and/or the usage of formal tools (such as CryptoVerif or EasyCrypt) is a must.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Bart Preneel, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    PhD/postdoc position in Applied Multi-Party Computation
    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.

    Job description

    We are looking for people to work on applied multi-party computation. Experience with network programming, security protocols, or compiler technology would be a great advantage. You will be collaborating closely with researchers to improve the quality and performance of an open source project https://github.com/KULeuven-COSIC/SCALE-MAMBA.

    We are particularly interested in applicants who are interested in working on building and designing languages to describe secure computation problems, and then building compilers to turn these algorithmic descriptions into running code.

    Specific skills required

    Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography. PhD applicants we would prefer to have experience in C or C++. For Postdoc researchers experience in practical aspects of secure computation or experience in compiler technology is a must.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Nigel Smart, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    PhD position in secure positioning
    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 secure positioning.

    The position is funded by the FWO project LocLock, which is a 4-year project in collaboration with partners from KU Leuven.

    Connected devices are creating a smart world: smart homes, hospitals, and cities, smart cars, logistics and industries. The success of new applications employing wireless devices will heavily depend on the security of these embedded systems. The geographical position of persons and devices can be very relevant information in many applications requiring secure authentication over wireless links.

    The main objective of this project is to investigate how low-complexity low-energy location-locked security solutions can be realized by using acoustic waves. The project team will conceive an acoustic- based cryptographic system, explore the functionality and complexity, and finally validate the findings based on an actual experimental system.

    In addition, the candidate will collaborate with researchers working on securing the Galileo satellite navigation system.

    Specific Skills Required: Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Vincent Rijmen, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    PhD/postdoc positions in secure computation
    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 of privacy preserving systems. The group has as goal to cover the whole range from mathematical theory towards industrial applications.

    We have a number of positions in the area of secure computation based on multi-party computation (MPC) and Homomorphic Encryption. The positions are funded by three projects; an FWO grant under the Odysseus programme, a DARPA grant under the RACE programme and an IARPA grant under the Hector programme, The goal of the research is to develop new methods for efficient MPC, methods to apply MPC to large numbers of parties, methods to build automated tools to support development of applications based on MPC and FHE, as well as innovative new MPC solutions which solve real world problems. We are looking for applicants who can work on practice inspired theoretical work in MPC, applicants who can work on implementation research in MPC and FHE, applicants with previous experience in programming language research, as well as applicants working in theoretical aspects of the MPC and FHE.

    Specific Skills Required:

    Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography. PhD applicants we would prefer to have experience in C or C++. For PostDoc researchers experience in theoretical or practical aspects of secure computation is a must.

    More information on how to apply can be found here

    https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/

    Contact: Nigel Smart, please contact jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-06-10 posted on 2019-06-07

    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

    Post-Doc
    Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton campus, Florida, USA)
    We are looking for a motivated post-doctoral researcher to join a project on code-based cryptography, one of the main candidates for cryptography in the post-quantum era. The project is naturally aligned with a very actual research trend, and in particular supports the ongoing effort for post-quantum standardization by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The goal of the project is to create efficient and long-term secure cryptographic primitives from code-based cryptography, in the context of encryption and key establishment. This covers a range of research directions, including the investigation of new avenues (such as reproducible codes) as well as bolstering existing solutions (BIKE, LEDA, etc.)

    The project is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and has a duration of 3 years. The grant includes a collaboration with Prof. Shay Gueron at University of Haifa (Israel), funded by the Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The main place of performance will be the U.S. institution, Florida Atlantic University. However, the postdoc is expected to interface with both the main investigators and work on all the aspects of the project. In particular, we are looking for a candidate who will be able to bridge the expertise areas between the two researchers, Prof. Persichetti (theory) and Prof. Gueron (implementation). Thus, the ideal candidate should have a strong background in coding theory (possibly code-based cryptography), as well as some knowledge of implementation and software.

    We offer a very competitive salary, inclusive of benefits, and travel expenses for the full duration of the project. The postdoc will also be able to benefit from working within the Cryptography group at FAU, and interact with the other group members. The starting date should be after the summer, but no later than October 1st, 2019. If interested, please send a complete CV and the names of 3 references to Edoardo Persichetti: epersichetti (at) fau.edu

    Contact:
    Last updated: 2019-06-03 posted on 2019-06-01

    Post-Doc
    Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    The Secure embedded system & hardware security team (https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html) at Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is seeking one motivated post-doctoral researcher in the area of hardware security.

    The post-doctoral researcher will work with researcher of the group on topic of side-channel analysis and/or random numbers generation. The project aims to scale down randomness requirement for side-channel protected implementations.

    Candidates should ideally have already completed, or close to completing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, or related disciplines, with strong research track record in relevant area.

    This is a full-time, 1-year fixed-term position based in Saint-Etienne; starting date is negotiable from March 2019.

    Since the laboratory is located in a restricted area, background of the successful candidate need to be checked by authorities, this step can last 3 months, please consider applying well in advance. There are no nationality restrictions for candidates.

    Review of application will start immediately until position is filed.

    Please send a CV, a list of publications and contact information for two references.

    Contact: Vincent Grosso, vincent.grosso (at) univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2019-05-31 posted on 2019-05-28

    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

    Post-doc
    University of Salerno (Italy)
    Are You Interested in Privacy-Preserving Cryptography And/Or Blockchain Technology? Professor Ivan Visconti is the scientific coordinator for University of Salerno of the project Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers (PRIViLEDGE) and is involved in several other research activities related to Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Blockchain Technology. Expressions of interest for 1 post-doc position in the field of privacy-preserving cryptography and distributed ledger technology, to be supervised by professor Ivan Visconti are welcome. Candidates are expected to have already published papers in top conferences/journals.

    The net salary could be higher than the average net salary of an associate professor in Italy.

    In case you are interested, please send your CV and 1 name for a letter of reference as soon as possible.

    Contact: Ivan Visconti (ivan DOT visconti AT gmail DOT com).
    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


    Post-Docs
    CWI Cryptology Group, Amsterdam, NL
    The CWI Cryptology Group has openings for postdocs.

    In principle, the following subareas are under consideration for the positions: mathematical cryptology at-large, public key cryptography and/or cryptographic protocol theory (including secure multiparty computation, zero knowledge proofs), symmetric-key cryptography.

    Sufficient focus on the \"quantum-safe domain\" is preferable.

    Only candidates with a first-rate, promising publication record with relevance to Cryptology (theory and/or practise) need apply. This record is evidenced, for instance, by publications at principal IACR conferences (EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO, ...), major theoretical computer science conferences (STOC, FOCS, ...), significant (mathematics) journals, and the like.

    Initial appointment is for 1 year, with a possibility for extension.

    Please submit

    -- a cover letter detailing your motivation and research plans (*in PDF*)

    -- a full scientific CV, including the names (and email addresses) of 3 references (in a *separate* PDF)

    In your email correspondence, please make sure the subject is ``CWI Crypto Postdocs 2019\'\'.

    Starting date: preferably no later than October 1, 2019.

    Contact: Ronald Cramer

    cramer (at) cwi.nl, cramer (at) math.leidenuniv.nl


    Last updated: 2019-05-27 posted on 2019-05-24


    Post-Docs
    CWI Cryptology Group, Amsterdam, NL
    The CWI Cryptology Group has openings for postdocs.

    In principle, the following subareas are under consideration for the positions: mathematical cryptology at-large, public key cryptography and/or cryptographic protocol theory (including secure multiparty computation, zero knowledge proofs), symmetric-key cryptography. Sufficient focus on the ``quantum-safe`` domain is preferable.

    Only candidates with a first-rate, promising publication record with relevance to Cryptology (theory and/or practise) need apply. This record is evidenced, for instance, by publications at principal IACR conferences (EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO, ...), major theoretical computer science conferences (STOC, FOCS, ...), significant (mathematics) journals, and the like.

    Initial appointment is for 1 year, with a possibility for extension.

    Please submit

    -- a cover letter detailing your motivation and research plans (*in PDF*)

    -- a full scientific CV, including the names (and email addresses) of 3 references (in a *separate* PDF)

    In your email correspondence, please make sure the subject is ``CWI Crypto Postdocs 2019``.

    Starting date: preferably no later than October 1, 2019.

    Contact: Ronald Cramer

    cramer (at) cwi.nl, cramer (at) math.leidenuniv.nl


    Last updated: 2019-05-27 posted on 2019-05-24


    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


    Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant
    Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    We are looking for a research fellow (PostDoc), a research/project associate and a research/project assistant, a to join our group to work on the following topics:

    - lattice-based cryptography;

    - privacy-preserving cryptographic primitives (including zero-knowledge proofs, anonymous credentials, ring signatures);

    - blockchain & cryptocurrency.

    Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Post-secondary students will be considered for the position of research/project administrative assistant.

    Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

    - Public key cryptography and provable security;

    - post-quantum cryptography;

    - Software engineering.

    Post-doc applicants should have a good track record (e.g. publications in IACR conferences / workshops)

    All positions has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

    Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Man Ho Au
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-15

    Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships and PostDoc Positions
    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

    • 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. Deadline is 7 June 2019.

    • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

      http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

      Dates are flexible.

    Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-05-08

    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

    Ph.D. Student: Privacy-preserving Machine Learning
    Ulm University, Institute of Distributed Systems, Germany
    We search for a talented Ph.D. student who is interested in the topic of privacy-preserving machine learning. Our group has a strong reputation in security and privacy-enhancing technologies in various domains including Internet-of-Things and automotive. Your profile:
    • Excellent M.Sc. degree in Computer Science or equivalent from a well-renowned university
    • High self-motivation to work on a PhD thesis
    • Basic background in machine-learning and security/privacy, esp. applied cryptography
    • Background in FPGA development is optional
    • Very good skills in English language (spoken/written)
    Your responsibilities:
      Contribute to our research on Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Support lectures and labs
    • Supervising B.Sc. and M.Sc. students
    • Contribute to a European research project on privacy-preserving machine learning
    Ulm University with its more than 10,000 students offers a highly competitive research environment in one of the economic hotspots of Germany. We seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position. As a rule, full-time positions can be split. Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
    Contact: Interested candidates should apply via our online job portal at https://stellenangebote.uni-ulm.de/en/jobposting/b9396ccaca30ce3bc844825958f141f7ddf4e3990/apply
    Last updated: 2019-07-23 posted on 2019-04-29

    4 Ph.D. students
    Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and Nokia Bell Labs (Paris)
    Pompeu Fabra University and Nokia Bell Labs announce 4 Marie Sklodowska­-Curie European PhD Positions for the ITN BAnDIT H2020 project. PhD students will be supervised by researchers from UPF and Bell Labs (effectively spending 50% of the time at each institution).

    We are looking for highly motivated young researchers with a Master degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines, willing to study and do research at the leading edge of blockchain technologies.

    PhD students will be appointed for 36 months. All the fellowships provide a highly competitive remuneration package, complemented by mobility and family allowances (for eligible candidates).

    The evaluation committee will assess candidates on a continuous basis until the positions are filled. First evaluation will be at the end of May , and afterwards regularly at the end of every month until all candidates are selected. Once evaluated will be contacted, and if pre-selected interviews will be arranged either via telco or by inviting you to one of the partners. Selected ESRs will be published on the website.

    Contact: Guillem Antó (bandit (at) upf.edu)
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-25

    Chief Scientist
    Cosmian, Paris, France
    Cosmian is a young and ambitious software publisher started by three seasoned entrepreneurs, backed by a leading Venture Capital Fund and which has established strong ties with academic research (Paris-based Ecole Normale Superieure, in particular).

    Our ambition is to solve the Private Data paradox: how to provide data intelligence to a rapidly rising data economy without compromising privacy.


    Job Description

    Your main responsibility will be to lead our cryptographic research and development. Cosmian implements the latest research in fully-homomorphic encryption, functional encryption and secure MPC, to provide better protection of privacy.

    Your daily mission will include

    - managing the collaborations with the academic and research worlds, working with some of the best world cryptographers including the crypto team from École Normale Supérieure Paris,

    - understand how their latest research can be leveraged,

    - design new implementation algorithms with Cosmian Rust/C++ developers,

    - lead certification and/or patenting where appropriate,

    - and more generally get our work known and recognized by a larger cryptography community.


    The job is full-time and located in Paris, France. Remote work may be envisaged with specific requirements. The package includes stock options.


    Required skills/qualifications

    You must have a strong background in maths and in cryptography (Master and/or PhD) and must demonstrate

    the ability to communicate complex ideas to a less maths-savvy audience.

    A working command of French is not mandatory.



    Contact: Bruno GRIEDER, bruno.grieder (at) cosmian.com, +33 6 33 27 46 85

    or

    Raphaël AUPHAN, raphael.auphan (at) cosmian.com

    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-25


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cryptography/Automation
    University of Queensland
    The position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security is responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; research higher degree student supervision; and professional activities in the field of Cyber Security with a focus on cryptography and cyber security automation.

    1. Cryptography position:–

    We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in applied cryptography including but not limited to threshold cryptography, lightweight cryptography, post quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution and management, practical homomorphic encryption, cryptanalysis, data privacy-preserving techniques, and engineering of cryptographic applications according to international standards. Experts in other emerging cryptography research areas are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cryptographic solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in cryptographic and coding technologies.

    2. Automation position:-

    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.

    This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

    Contact: ryan.ko AT uq.edu.au
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-16

    Research Fellows and Senior Research Scientists
    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 centre 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). The applicant is also expected to have 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 application will start immediately until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Dr. Le Su, le.su (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-07

    Program Director/Tenure Track Faculty Member of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Tenure
    Yeshiva University
    The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University seeks a dynamic leader to serve as academic and administrative head of its graduate initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This is a tenure eligible position depending on experience and qualifications.

    Given the multidisciplinary mission of the Katz School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with colleagues from other fields and schools; for example, Biotech, Mathematics, Economics, CyberSecurity, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU’s Innovation Lab. In particular, this is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to take advantage of the University’s extensive connections to Israel’s startup community and groundbreaking work in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Biotech and Cybersecurity.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.

    Contact:
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-01

    Tenure-track Faculty in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Open Rank)
    Yeshiva University
    The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University invites applications for tenure-track faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer Science for its graduate programs. Given the multidisciplinary mission of the School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with other fields and schools; for example, Biotech, Mathematics, Economics, CyberSecurity, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU’s Innovation Lab. This is an opportunity to take advantage of the University’s deep connections to Israel’s startup nation and groundbreaking work in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Biotech and Cybersecurity.

    This is a tenure eligible position depending on experience and qualifications. We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.

    Contact:
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-04-01

    Post-doctoral Researchers / Extended Visitors
    Purdue University
    At Purdue University, we are looking for one or more outstanding post-doctoral researchers (or an extended visitor) working on topics at the intersection of applied cryptography, multi-party computation (MPC), and secure distributed systems. The researchers will have the exciting opportunity of working closely with our young and energetic team consisting of Jeremiah Blocki, Christina Garman, Aniket Kate, Hemanta K. Maji, and their Ph.D. students as they design and implement high-performance MPC and other distributed cryptographic libraries. There will be considerable freedom in actively shaping the research agenda and taking leadership roles within the project. This research position shall provide an ideal exposure to foundational research in cryptography as well as experience in implementing end-to-end cryptographic solutions that are real-world deployable.

    The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of (at least) two contacts who can provide a reference about the applicant and their work. The candidate should be able to demonstrate substantial expertise in cryptography/distributed systems illustrated in the form of publications at top crypto/security/systems venues. For full consideration, applications are expected by April 05, 2019. However, we shall accept applications until all the positions are filled. Applications may be submitted by email to crypto-postdoc (at) purdue.edu.

    Contact:
    Contact Email: crypto-postdoc (at) purdue.edu

    Purdue Faculty Team
    • Jeremiah Blocki
    • Christina Garman
    • Aniket Kate
    • Hemanta K. Maji

    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-03-13

    Post-Doc
    Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis (campus of Saclay, Paris area)
    In a joined project Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis are proposing a 1 year renewable PostDoc on the topic hereunder.

    Blockchain, security and privacy issues

    The first 6 months consist in delivering a state of the art, plus refining on research objectives. Here are three examples of further specific topics:

    A. Anonymization and micropayment channels

    Such transactions appear only in a consolidated form in the blockchain. They can be managed by smart contracts, or payment providers, which have a privileged view on these transactions. A point of interest is anonymization and description of possible attacks on anonymity. A long term goal could be designing tools for monitoring and de-anonymisation.

    B. Security analysis of the network layer of blockchain

    The underlying network of can leak information on the identity of the users/participants. Such analysis was done on the Bitcoin network, but cannot be generalized. The research would consist in selecting another relevant example then analyzing in depth availability / performance / anonymization. Possible tools are tomography of networks, topology analysis or e.g. addresses links.

    C. Fully anonymous blockchains

    Contrary to Bitcoin [ACM18], Zcash and Monero enable fully anonymous paiments [OM18]. Ethereum on its side makes possible multiparty pooling of transactions [Meiklejohn & Mercer PETS18]. It could be interesting to quantify the practical usage and weaknesses of these tools [Usx18]. Getting used to monitoring tools will be usefull, as well as technological watch (including social media: reddit, discord, medium, telegram or blogs).

    [ACM18] S. Meiklejohn and al. A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names. Communications ACM.

    [OM18] C Orlandi and S Meiklejohn. QuisQuis: A New Design for Anonymous Cryptocurrencies.

    [Usx18] G. Kappos and al. An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash. 27th USENIX Security Symposium.

    Contact: Please send your resume and/or questions to Gerard Memmi : gerard.memmi \'at\' telecom-paristech.fr
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-03-08

    Post-doctoral Researcher
    IBM Research - Zurich
    We are seeking to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at IBM Research – Zurich in the field of cryptography. The position is part of the EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE, which focuses on privacy in distributed ledgers.

    Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to

    Blockchains and distributed-ledger technologies

    Verifiable computing and zero-knowledge proofs

    Foundations & solutions for real-world cryptography.

    The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy an internationally competitive salary and work in a collaborative and creative group in an exclusive research environment.

    The Industry Platforms and Blockchain group at IBM Research – Zurich offers an exciting research environment with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers working on various aspects of security and cryptography, including blockchain, lattice-based cryptography, provably secure protocol design and system security.

    Cooperation with other academic and industry researchers within IBM as well as acquisition of external research funding, such as European grants (including ERC), is also possible and encouraged.

    The positions offer the opportunity to live in the Zurich area, which is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five cities with the highest quality of life.

    Requirements

    Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record, demonstrated in the form of publications at top cryptography or security conferences (Crypto, Eurocrypt, CCS, S&P etc.).

    Diversity

    IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

    Contact: Please send your application including Ref No. 2019_10 to:

    Judith Blanc

    jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

    HR Business Partner

    IBM Research – Zurich

    Säumerstrasse 4

    8803 Rüschlikon

    Switzerland
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-03-05


    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated Post-Doctoral candidates to participate in multiple upcoming projects focusing on microprocessor security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in various domains ranging from microprocessor to system security. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their detailed CV, cover letter and two letters of references to Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay (anupam at ntu.edu.sg).

    We are soliciting candidates to have an sound knowledge in cryptography and outstanding background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale projects in C/C++/VHDL/Verilog. Candidates with prior industrial experience and familiarity with commercial processor architectures are preferred.

    Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact:
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2019-03-04

    Research Fellow
    National University of Singapore
    (For NUS SoC CS Dept)

    Research Fellow

    National University of Singapore

    Description:

    “NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab” (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is a 5 years joint project with about SGD 43 mil (approximately USD 31 mil) of funds contributed by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s business: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

    NUS-SingTel Lab currently has one research fellow position with competitive pay. It is available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on a new 3-year research project which just starts in June 2018. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

    • Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

    • Trusted computing (e.g. TPM, Intel SGX)

    • Post-quantum cryptography

    Job requirements:

    • A PhD degree in a relevant area (Computer Science/Engineer, mathematics, etc);

    • Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

    o Publication in Rank 1 Cyber Security or Crypto Conference, or AsiaCrypt, ESORICS, ACSAC, TCC, Euro S&P, etc;

    • Good communication skills (English), self-motivated and good team players;

    • Some experience in programming is a plus;

    • Willing to perform practical research which may eventually lead to products

    To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

    Contact: Dr Xu (comxj (at) nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2019-05-22 posted on 2018-06-08