International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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www.forth.gr
Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) (two positions)

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

More Information: https://bit.ly/2XJgfUZ

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lecturer in Mathematics with connections to Computer Science

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

More Information: https://opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/jobid/20813/1/1

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-28



Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Post-Docs

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Post-Doc

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

More Information: https://www.hbku.edu.qa

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-01



NJIT, metro New York City / Newark NJ, USA
Scientist / Post-doc in Homomorphic Encryption Implementation & Application

The PALISADE open source homomorphic encryption library team at NJIT has open positions for scientists and post-docs in the domain of Homomorphic Encryption Implementation & Application. PALISADE is one of the major open-source homomorphic encryption libraries and we are hiring multiple scientists and post-docs to address newly funded homomorphic encryption projects.

Ability to implement in C++ software is critical. The ideal candidate is a team player who is looking to grow our open-source library and apply the library for real-world applications. Typical responsibilities include designing efficient ways to use homomorphic encryption technology to solve our sponsors’ emerging encrypted computing needs. The successful candidate will develop prototype software and work with our partners' researchers and software engineers as they integrate these solutions into our products.

Experience with applied math is desired. Experience with lattice cryptography is ideal. Experience with software engineering, such as implementing prototypes in C, Java or Python is beneficial but not critical. Being passionate about open source software and solving real-world problems is critical. Academic publishing is ideal but not critical for all projects.

Specific independent projects we are hiring for include:

- Design of high-level application solutions of homomorphic encryption.

- Development of semi-automated deployment optimization tools (like cmake) for homomorphic encryption.

- GPU implementations of lattice-based homomorphic encryption.

- FPGA implementations of lattice-based homomorphic encryption.

- Low-level CPU-based optimization of homomorphic encryption using, for example, AVX512 and GFNI.

We are interested in candidates at all levels from a fresh PhD graduate to experienced researchers / scientists / engineers.

NJIT is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled/LGBT

NJIT is based in Newark NJ, in metro NYC, with easy public transit access to NYC and other major cosmopolitan cities on the US eastern seaboard.

Contact: Kurt Rohloff, rohloff (at) njit.edu

More Information: http://palisade-crypto.org

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



KU Leuven
Post-Doc in Post-Quantum Cryptography

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Postdoc-position-in-Post-quantum-Cryptography.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD Position in symmetric-key cryptanalysis

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/

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PhD-Position-SymmetricKey-Cryptanalysis.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
Postdoctoral researcher or PhD student in distributed consensus protocols and blockchain

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Postdoctoral-researcher-or-PhD-student-in-distributed-cons

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
Postdoctoral researcher or PhD student in secure distance bounding

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Postdoctoral-researcher-or-PhD-student-in-secure-distance-

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD position in provable security for lightweight symmetric cryptography

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PhD-position-in-provable-security-for-lightweight-symmetri

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD/postdoc position in Protocol Design and Analysis

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Postdoc-PhD-Student-in-Protocol-Design-and-Analysis.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD/postdoc position in Applied Multi-Party Computation

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Postdoc-PhD-Student-in-Applied-Multi-Party-Computation.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD position in secure positioning

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/locklockpos.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



KU Leuven
PhD/postdoc positions in secure computation

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/PhD-PostDoc-positions-in-secure-computation.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



Queens University Belfast
Illuminate Vice Chancellors Fellowship scheme

Queen's wants to recruit, develop and nurture outstanding researchers who will deliver world-leading research and become our research leaders of the future.

The key components of the Fellowship Scheme is as follows:

The Fellows will be in the early-stages of their career with research interests that align to current research strengths at Queen’s.

This is a 5-year scheme with a pathway to a Senior Lecturer/Reader post at the end of the Fellowship, and Fellows can expect to be made permanent by the end of year 3, subject to meeting relevant criteria.

All Fellows will become members of the ‘Fellowship Academy’, a comprehensive and bespoke development service that will include access to a Fellows Network, Mentorship Programme and a range of professional training and development options delivered via workshop sessions, online learning and peer coaching groups.

Teaching and administrative duties will be reduced to allow the Fellows to focus on their research.

This open and inclusive opportunity invites applications from candidates with diverse career paths and backgrounds, including those returning from a career break, family leave or working outside a research environment.

Contact: Roisin Moss, Email: roisin.moss (at) qub.ac.uk

More Information: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/illuminate-vice-chancellors-fellowship-scheme/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-27



Villanova University
Ph.D. student (cryptographic engineering)

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-07



PlatON, China
Cryptographic Researcher

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).

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



PlatON, China
Senior Cryptographic Engineer

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)

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



TU Wien, Security & Privacy
Ph.D. student

The Security & Privacy Research Division at TU Wien (https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/home) and the blockchain R&D lab CoBloX (https://coblox.tech) are currently looking for outstanding Ph.D. candidates. The successful applicants should have recently completed (or be close to complete) a master or bachelor with honors degree.

The successful candidates will conduct research in the area of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Research topics may cover (but are not limited to): (i) formal cryptographic models for security and privacy; (ii) cryptographic protocols for off-chain protocols; (iii) implementation and evaluation of off-chain protocols in the COMIT network (https://comit.network, https://github.com/comit-network).

The employment is a full-time position (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive. The working language will be English, knowledge of German is not required.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, a transcript of records, a curriculum vitae, a publication list and contact information for two referees.

Contact: Pedro Moreno-Sanchez. Email: secpriv-applications+e192-06 (at) tuwien.ac.at

More Information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-15



Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton campus, Florida, USA)
Post-Doc

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Aalborg University (Copenhagen campus, Denmark)
Ph.D. student

More and more systems and devices are being connected to the Internet. This creates not only new opportunities, but also new threats including the risks of cyberattacks. Internet of Things (IoT) devices differ from traditional computers in several ways including:

-Limited computational capacities

-Patching possibilities can be limited or cumbersome

-New possibilities for abuse, especially when physical systems and cyber systems are integrated (cyber physical systems)

Moreover, the threat picture regarding the devices is highly dependent on the context the devices are used in. These differ from home equipment such as IP cameras and coffee machines, to industrial production environments (Industry 4.0).

While a lot of work has focused on securely designing IoT devices and cyber physical systems, not much research has been conducted on methods for security testing, where even researchers often limit themselves to using standard tools such as those included in the Kali Linux toolbox and online tools such as Shodan without reflecting on their effectiveness and suitability. This provides the background of this PhD position, which aims at developing methods for cyber security testing of different Internet-connected devices with a particular focus on Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, etc. The ambition is to develop methods, which holistically cover security testing process; from reconnaissance and analyzing threats, to technical security testing (including penetration testing). The applicability of these methods is then to be tested on selected use cases from industrial partners. The PhD project also covers the development of testing and training scenarios, which can be implemented in virtual training environments and will be used for demonstrating how the methods work.

The project is funded through a number of smaller projects related to cyber security testing and/or training, so the candidate should be comfortable working with multiple partners.

Contact: You may obtain further information concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend, from Associate Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen, Department of Electronic Systems, email: jens (at) es.aau.dk

More Information: https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=1045286

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
Post-Doc

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-30



KU Leuven
PhD/PostDoc position in security and privacy in p2p electricity trading

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PhD-PostDoc-positions-SNIPPET.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



Cryptology Group, CWI Amsterdam
Ph.D. student

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Cryptology research group for a talented PhD student, on the subject of topic of security, privacy and trust of distributed systems.

PhD Project

The successful candidate will perform fundamental and applied research on quantum-safe cryptographic security, privacy and trust aspects in distributed systems. These include computational hard immutability of distributed ledgers, short cryptographic attestations, secure data sharing and processing, and identity solutions. The research project will be part of a NWO consortium grant formed by the CWI Cryptology Group, the high performance distributed computing group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the system and network engineering group at the University of Amsterdam with the aim to develop integrated solutions for distributed data processing.

Requirements

You should hold a Master degree (or expect to obtain it soon) in mathematics or computer science (or a comparable subject) with excellent grades, and you should have successfully demonstrated your research abilities, e.g. by completion of an (undergraduate) research project with outstanding results.

Application

Your application should include the following information:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position
  • a list of all university courses taken, including a transcript of grades
  • a report from an undergraduate research project (such as a MSc thesis) you have done
  • the name and contact details (including email address) of two to three referees who can provide details about your profile (one of whom should be the main supervisor of your Master thesis)

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Marc Stevens (CWI), email stevens (at) cwi.nl, or check the full job posting on the CWI website by following the link below.

Contact: Marc Stevens

Email: stevens (AT) cwi (DOT) nl

More Information: http://tiny.cc/q8we7y

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



University of Salerno (Italy)
Post-doc

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).

More Information: https://priviledge-project.eu/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



KU Leuven, Belgium
Cryptography secured against physical attacks

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

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PhD-position-TI.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-11-27



CWI Cryptology Group, Amsterdam, NL
Post-Docs

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-31



CWI Cryptology Group, Amsterdam, NL
Post-Docs

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-31



Villanova University
Two Ph.D. students (cryptographic engineering) with scholarship support

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

More Information: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/departments/ece/facultyStaff/biodetail.html?mail=jiafeng.xie@villanova.



Orange
PhD

5G is expected to provide a more flexible and dynamic network enabling new opportunities for end users and services. A key technology of 5G is network softwarization including NFV and SDN. This implies that a network node will consist of a hardware platform and one or several VNFs running over one or many VMs. These new structure and technologies will introduce new roles into the 5G context. For instance, we can distinguish the following roles: “Virtualized Network Function provider” (VNF provider) who is a supplier that provides VNFs (e.g., MME VNF), an “Infrastructure provider” who is a supplier that provides the mobile network hardware infrastructure, the “Mobile Network Operator” (MNO) and a “Service Provider” (SP) [5G ENSURE project]. The new overview of a mobile network will be as follows. A MNO builds his 5G network using hardware infrastructures provided by one or various “Infrastructure providers” and VNFs provided by one or various “VNF providers”, then, set up a set of slices for service providers and verticals. Knowing that the three-party trust model (end user, mobile operator and service provider) is no longer valid and that the roles previously described may be operated by different stakeholders, many challenges arise. How can the MNO verify the state of his network? How can the MNO maintain the security of the network? How can the MNO prove to verticals and service providers using his network that the network offers the desired properties (e.g., restricted geolocation of network nodes, flow transit requirements, low latency…). In this context, for the MNO, mechanisms to verify what is happening in the network are essential. Therefore, in this PhD we would like to focus on secure remote attestation protocols to enhance infrastructure security in 5G networks.

More Information: https://orange.jobs/jobs/offer.do?joid=80573&lang=fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Post-Doc

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-31



Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Post-doc

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-31



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant

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

More Information: http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-30



CEA Saclay
Ph.D. student

CEA list is looking for a talented student to explore robustness and privacy of graph-neural network based approaches, by considering solutions combining randomization and homomorphic encryption. See https://gouypailler.github.io/files/phdCryptoRobust.pdf for details.

CEA background in these fields

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CEA LIST has been a key leader in fully homomorphic encryption techniques https://github.com/CEA-LIST/Cingulata. In the context of FHE, machine learning applications appear as a killer application. Many key advances have yet to be considered to fully address machine learning applications using FHE technologies. Next technological barriers depend on the computational cost of the considered stage (training or inference) but the main approaches are: first to limit operators used in graph neural networks such that FHE associated computational cost is kept reasonable. Second FHE can be viewed as a building block, which could be activated in specific parts of the pipeline to ensure model or data privacy. CEA LIST is also very active in the field of randomization algorithms to ensure data privacy and robustness to adversarial attacks. Past works include PhD thesis of Anne Morvan and Rafael Pinot.

Contact: Cedric Gouy-Pailler (cedric.gouy-pailler (at) cea.fr) or Renaud Sirdey

More Information: https://gouypailler.github.io/files/phdCryptoRobust.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-15



Input Output Hong Kong -
Specialized Cryptography Engineer - zero-knowledge proofs and/or SNARKs

IOHK is looking for a talented, specialized cryptographic engineer to join our growing in-house cryptography team. You’ll be responsible for cryptographic implementations and their use.

You will have a good understanding of cryptography (e.g. mathematics, information theory, primitives, implementations) and the ability to deliver working implementation related to these domains. The ideal candidate should understand and follow best engineering processes and practices and should demonstrate a working knowledge of a functional programming language (preference is for Haskell), and system languages (preferably Rust or C).

Skills & Requirements:

Skills and Knowledge – - A solid understanding of cryptography: basic theory & use. System programming experience. Ability to translate specifications (e.g. cryptography research papers, RFCs) into working code. Know when and how to use basic cryptographic primitives. Can reason about complex & abstract problems

Responsibilities - Read & review cryptographic research papers and implement them as a prototype. Improve existing implementations of common cryptographic primitives and/or interface/translate them to a different programming language. Transform prototypes into production level projects. Interact and coordinate with research, engineering and product management teams

Completion of a relevant degree such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical discipline.

Desired competencies - We are particularly interested in at least one of them having the following profile: Familiarity and/or experience with privacy enhancing cryptographic technologies, e.g., zero-knowledge proofs and/or SNARKs, multi-party computation, and differential privacy. Functional programming experience (Preferably Scala or Haskell)

When you apply… Please include an up-to-date resume. We also strongly encourage you to include a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working at IOHK.

Contact: David Rountree

david.rountree (at) iohk.io

More Information: https://iohk.io/careers/#op-286193-specialized-cryptography-engineer-

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Graz University of Technology
9 PhD Students in Interdisciplinary Excellence Research Project

In the context of the excellence research project “Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments” of Graz University of Technology, we offer nine new PhD positions. One of the core topics of the research of this project is information security.

Graz University of technology offers a very active research environment with more than 70 researchers on all aspects of information security.

Candidates for a PhD in information security should have experience/interest in at least one of the following fields:

* Side Channels

* Operating system security

* Software isolation techniques

* Applied Cryptography

* Formal methods

* Code analysis and compilers

For details on the position and the application process see: https://www.tugraz.at/projekte/dependablethings/jobs/

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Email: Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More Information: https://www.tugraz.at/projekte/dependablethings/jobs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-09



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships and PostDoc Positions

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-15



University of Surrey
Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Teaching Fellow

SIX academic posts in the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey

Salary: 32,236 to 95,462 GBP, depending on Qualifications, Experience and Role applied for.

The Department of Computer Science wishes to appoint up to SIX posts to support its ambitious strategic growth in student numbers, strengthening of its research directions and collaborations with industry. We are looking to attract talented individuals who will inspire, lead, and make a significance impact in research and on the student experience. There is an opportunity for posts to be aligned in new research areas to increase diverse research activity within the Department.

The Department has an international reputation for research and teaching. Research in the department is currently focused on two main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE), and Secure Systems, with expertise in security by design, cryptography, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems, IoT security, program analysis and cloud security. Surrey is recognised by NCSC as an ACE-CSR: Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

The teaching posts offer an opportunity to contribute to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department is launching a new MSc in Data Science which includes a year in industry. The Department is also building a new 200 seater computer science teaching lab to support student growth and this offers exciting opportunities to innovate in teaching and pedagogical approaches to teaching.

The academic posts aim to strengthen the research of our existing research, especially at the interface between security and machine learning and in data science. We are also looking to diversify our research directions, for example in the areas of software engineering and programming language principles. There is an opportunity for posts to be aligned together to drive forward new research directions.

Contact: Dr Helen Treharne (h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk),

Head of Department

Professor Steve Schneider (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk)

Director, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=024919

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-09



University of Rennes, France
Post-Doc

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



University of Warwick
PhD scholarship for UK/EU/International students

Candidates interested to pursuing a PhD in security/cryptography are invited to apply for this PhD scholarship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. This scholarship covers full Home/EU fees and a stipend payable at current UK Research Council rates for 3.5 years. Outstanding overseas students are also encouraged to apply. It's possible to cover the gap in the tuition fee for the overseas student if the student is really excellent.

The research topic falls under the general theme of security and cryptography. We are very flexible with the specific topic. Our previous research has been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems. Some of our research outputs have been adopted by the industry at a large scale and have had a significant societal impact. We expect the student to pursue a research topic that really matters in the real world and that matches their interest and background.

The Computer Science Department at Warwick is a leading department in the UK. In the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework (REF) which all UK universities participated in, Warwick computer science was ranked the 1st in terms of research output, 2nd in terms of impact and 2nd overall. It is also highly regarded for its research culture, informal environment, excellent students, and beautiful campus.

Ideally, candidates should have an excellent degree in computer science, engineering or related disciplines, solid mathematical background, excellent programming skills and a desire to tackle real-world problems.

For informal inquiries about this studentship, please contact Professor Feng Hao, feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk, enclosing a CV and a short description of your relevant background and interests within the research subject. Formal application of this PhD scholarship needs to be made online at the Warwick CS department website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/postgraduateresearch/

Contact: feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BRS537/phd-studentship-in-security

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Postdoctoral research fellow

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.

More Information: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/HirePostdoc.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-11-01



Lund University, Sweden - Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Postdoc / Research Fellow

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-15



Fetch.AI
Cryptography Engineer

Fetch.AI is a world-changing project, a “decentralised digital world” where autonomous software agents act on the behalf of their owners, or themselves, to get useful economic work done.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing international team of experts and forward-thinking technology enthusiasts working on the convergence of blockchain, AI and multi-agent systems. We are building technology for both today and tomorrow - a collective super-intelligence on top of decentralized economic internet built with a highly scalable next-generation distributed ledger technology. Combined with machine learning, this delivers the predictions and infrastructure to power the future economy.

Do you like challenges and want to work on cutting edge state-of-the-art technology that will define how we will interact? Come and join us.

Job description

The role involves the design and implementation of cryptography techniques to build, maintain and enrich the functionalities of Fetch’s decentralised smart-ledger technology. Interested candidates will be provided with multiple opportunities to work at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and cryptography/security.

We are working at the cutting edge of cryptography, artificial intelligence, distributed computation and economics, and are therefore looking for people with a desire to create novel solutions for complex problems.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the timely delivery of varied projects within the Cryptography Team and wider Fetch.AI Teams

Skills and experience

A good mathematical background is essential

Software engineering skills in Python or C/C++, Linux, Git

A BSc/MSc in Cyber Security/Computer Science/Mathematics or a related field with previous exposure to programming with cryptography

Demonstrable skills in one or more of the following: systems security/protocol design/distributed computing

Proven track record of independently and successfully driving projects

Contact: David Wood

david.wood (at) fetch.ai

More Information: https://careers.fetch.ai/jobs/cryptography-engineer/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-30



Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Full-time positions in Mathematics

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at the assistant and associate professor ranks to join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology. All areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to applied mathematics and statistics (broadly interpreted).

Successful candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills and experience with Western higher education. Applicants for associate professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

competitive compensation;

free housing based on family size and rank;

relocation allowance;

no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;

educational allowance for children

air tickets to home country, twice per year

Contact: Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst.cv (at) nu.edu.kz

More Information: http://sst.nu.edu.kz

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



Ulm University, Institute of Distributed Systems, Germany
Ph.D. Student: Privacy-preserving Machine Learning

We search for a talented Ph.D. student who is interested in the topic of privacy-preserving machine learning. Our ideal candidate has a M.Sc. degree with excellent grades from a well-renowned university and a background in machine learning and privacy-enhancing technologies. Knowledge in FPGA programming is a plus.

Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region, the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work environment with attractive networking and development prospects. The Institute of Distributed Systems is a leading research group in areas like automotive security and privacy engineering.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their application to vs-jobs (at) uni-ulm.de.

More Information: https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/vs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



DarkMatter Group - Abu Dhabi
Post-Quantum Cryptography Researcher

As a Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms covering both but not limited to: key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes.

- Conduct research and development in lattice-based, code-based or hash-based cryptosystems.

- Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives.

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

- Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/darkmatter/jobs/1030431

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-29



DarkMatter Group - Abu Dhabi
Cryptanalyst

*As a Cryptanalyst, you will:

- Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical ciphers to the newest lightweight or post-quantum schemes.

- Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems.

- Be involved in the analysis of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers.

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization.

- Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices.

- Conduct research in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis.

- Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops.

*To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree.

- Extensive experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis

Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis

- Extensive experience in performing side-channel attacks.

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/darkmatter/jobs/1090184

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-29



Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and Nokia Bell Labs (Paris)
4 Ph.D. students

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)

More Information: https://www.upf.edu/web/bandit



Cosmian, Paris, France
Chief Scientist

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

More Information: https://cosmian.com/chief_scientist/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-01



University of Queensland
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cryptography/Automation

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

More Information: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507415/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-cyber-security-cryptographyautomation

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-19



University of York (UK)
PhD studentship

Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-Quantum Cryptography.

Research supervision

If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei: https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/ at University of York; and Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

Award funding

If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes:

- £14,777 (2018/19 rate) per year stipend

- Home/EU tuition fees

- RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

Funding requirements

To be considered for this funding you must:

- meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science

- be eligible to pay home/EU fees

We will look favourably on applicants that can demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, algebra, quantum computation, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

Apply for this studentship

1. Apply to study

- You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science.

- You must quote the project title Post-Quantum Cryptography in your application.

- There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

2. Provide a personal statement. As part of your application please provide a personal statement of 500-1,000 words with your initial thoughts on the research topic.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted all year round.

The start date for the studentship is flexible.

Project enquiries

Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security (delaram.kahrobaei (at) york.ac.uk):

https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

Application enquiries

cs-pg-admissions (at) york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 325404

Contact: Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security

https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

More Information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/post-quantum-cryptography/?p104181

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-24



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Fellows and Senior Research Scientists

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-07



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Post-Doc

The Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, led by Prof. Jian Guo, is seeking for candidates to fill one (senior) research fellow position (from fresh postdoc to senior researchers). The team focuses its research on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to provable security, cryptanalysis, and design. It has done significant amount of work on cryptanalysis of SHA-3, Sboxes, security evaluation of AES, etc. Candidates are expected to dedicate their time on research, and have track-record of publications in IACR conferences/workshops.

NTU Singapore offers globally competitive salary package with extremely low income tax and an excellent environment for research. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended subject to the availability of funding. The position will be open until filled, interested candidates are to send their CV and the contact information of 2 referees to Prof. Jian Guo.

Contact: Jian Guo, Assistant Professor, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg

More Information: http://catf.crypto.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



Chinese University of Hong Kong
Post-doc in Blockchain

Requirements:

- PhD degree in Computer Science

- Good track record in top conferences

- With system background (e.g., Linux)

- Experience in blockchain (e.g., Ethereum, Hyperledger)

Contact: Send your CV to ericlo (at) cse.cuhk.edu.hk using the email subject "Post-doc applicant: [Your Name]" (e.g., "Post-doc applicant: Harry Porter").

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Yeshiva University
Program Director/Tenure Track Faculty Member of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Tenure

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.

More Information: https://apptrkr.com/1418515

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-11



Yeshiva University
Tenure-track Faculty in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Open Rank)

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.

More Information: https://apptrkr.com/1418527

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-11



University of Manchester, UK
PhD in Blockchain-based Local Energy Markets

Full-time PhD EPSRC iCASE Studentship in collabration with UrbanChain

Project Description

Since the privatisation of the energy market in the UK, the inefficiency of its structures have resulted in unaffordable energy for micro consumers such as households and SMEs. Similar market structures distributed worldwide have also experienced the same issue. A few contributing factors leading to this issue are complicated switching process between suppliers, current high-cost technical infrastructure for administration and billing purposes and fixed rate supply system. With the use of blockchain as an infrastructure, there is a significant opportunity to disrupt the current energy market with automation and integration of services, provide savings in the energy provision process and reduce energy bills for end users. However, little scientific information is available regarding the costs associated with running a blockchain-based energy market and the best methods for scaling up such a platform.

eChain is a blockchain-based energy trading platform developed by UrbanChain, which uses hyperledger as a building block. The embedded features of the platform are real-time switching, automated billing and administration, P2P trading between energy generators and consumers, and demand side management.

Funding note

The candidate must be a UK/EU national as required by the funding agency.

Person Specification

Candidates must hold a minimum of an upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Skills and Qualifications

- A passion for blockchain technology, preferably concerning the energy sector

- Enthusiasm for working with cloud services and virtual machines

- Capable of producing highly original work and an enquiring mind with well-developed analytical and investigative skills

- A track record in software and/or electronic engineering, distributed ledger systems and/or system security

Contact: Candidates are encouraged to send their CV, a transcript with a list of courses and grades, and a description of their research interests to Dr Mustafa A. Mustafa as soon as possible for informal discussion about their suitability.

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/mustafa.mustafa.html

More Information: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/projects/description/?projectid=20154

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-15



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Multiple Post-Doc positions

Multiple Postdoc Positions available in areas ranging from Malware and Attack Analysis, to Security Analysis of Machine Learning, 3D Object Model Analysis, and Image processing for Circuit Board analysis, at Nanyang Technological University

NTU and HP have announced the creation of a new HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab located at NTU, representing an $84 million push towards industry transformation in the areas of digital manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

Within this collaboration, we have several exciting research projects within HP Security Lab, based in Bristol, UK:

1. Malware and Attack Analysis

2. Security Analysis of Machine Learning

3. 3D Object Model Analysis

4. Image processing for Circuit Board analysis

There are multiple Postdoc positions available in each of the areas. The postdoc will work in the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The position involves conducting basic research, developing tools, working as part of a large research team, traveling, and giving presentations. The working language is English.

Apart from specific requirement to the topic, general requirements for a candidate are:

- A PhD in Computer Science/Mathematics or related areas is required.

- Some of the positions (not all) will require a strong background in cybersecurity.

- Strong programming and algorithmic skills.

- An established research record.

Candidates must be experienced in one or more of the following areas:

- Malware and attack analysis

- Software testing and verification

- Machine Learning (Random Forests, Ensemble Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and other algorithms)

- 3D Object Modelling (matching, recognition, classification, analysis and computer graphics)

- 2D Image Analysis and pattern recognition

The term is currently one to three years starting immediately. The salary is 5.5k to 10k SGD per month with up to 3 month performance bonus. (Singapore Tax is around 5%)

Contact: Prof. Yang Liu at yangliu AT ntu.edu.sg

More Information: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/yangliu

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
PhD student

Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE) lab and Symmetric and Lightweight Cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, are seeking a skilled and motivated PhD candidate to explore the potential of machine learning in the field of side-channel attacks and cryptanalysis in general. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in either cryptography or side-channel attacks or machine learning.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their detailed CV and cover letter to Shivam Bhasin (sbhasin at ntu.edu.sg) and Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin at ntu.edu.sg).

Deadline: end of April 2019 (but preferably before the 4th of April 2019)

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Tenured Full Professor, Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Post-Doc

The School of Cyber Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. In order to dock the international academic frontiers and national development strategies, the key research areas of school's planning include: 1) Theory of Cryptography and Algorithms, 2) Quantum Computing and Post-quantum Cryptography, 3) Software and System Security, 4) Hardware and Embedded System Security, 5) Security Architecture, 6) Information Content Security, 7) Artificial Intelligence Security, 8) Cloud Security and Big Data Privacy Protection, 9) Industrial Internet, Wireless Network and Internet of Things Security, 10) Blockchain and Financial Security.

The school now has 20 open positions on the cyberspace security including 1) tenured full professors, 2) tenure-track associate professors, 3) tenure-track assistants professors, 4) full-time research fellows and postdoctoral. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics closely related to cyberspace security; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the abovementioned 10 strategic research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We sincerely invite academic talents engaged in research related to cyberspace security from both abroad and domestic to join us. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages, superior research conditions and high-quality graduate students. We will assist to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs. The university will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.

Please refer to the link: http://english.seiee.sjtu.edu.cn/english/info/14810.htm

Contact: Dawu GU, Professor/Head of School of the CSE

Email: dwgu (at) sjtu.edu.cn

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-15



Purdue University
Post-doctoral Researchers / Extended Visitors

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-05



Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis (campus of Saclay, Paris area)
Post-Doc

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-31



IBM Research - Zurich
Post-doctoral Researcher

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

More Information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-20



Identiq
Lead Cryptography Researcher

Identiq is introducing a new paradigm in the Identity verification market, offering strong identity verification, while preserving privacy and meeting strict regulation, such as GDPR. It is set to take over this market, and capture a significant market share in the near future.

The company is developing a unique solution, based on cryptographic protocols and multi-party computation techniques, which allows users to be validated without compromising their privacy.

The company was founded by Itay Levy, a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits in his past, Ido Shilon the general manager of Nielsen Exelate, and Uri Arad PayPal Israel’s Chief Technologist. The company closed its first financing round, with participation by strong Israeli and US investors.

Responsibilities

The job responsibilities include the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives and a full protocol involving multi-party-computation techniques, as well as bringing the protocol from design to implementation. You will be collaborating with our world-renown cryptography advisors and our top-tier technology teams. You will be inventing new encryption schemes, design computationally, and communication efficient protocols, and will be writing proofs of security and privacy under various adversary models.

This is a full-time position, reporting directly to the company’s head of research.

Qualifications

- Strong background in multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption

- Theoretical and applied experience in cryptographic protocols design

- Cryptographic protocol design and analysis

- M.Sc. in mathematics, computer science, or similar field, with specialization in cryptography and security. PhD an advantage

- Programming in C/C++/Java/C#/Go or similar languages

- Experience in protocol simulation and verification tools an advantage

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs (at) identiq.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

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.

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo
Open Quantum Safe (libOQS), Cryptographic Research Architect position

This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project (openquantumsafe.org). You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. The field of post-quantum cryptography is rapidly evolving, and you will need to track ongoing changes to algorithms due to peer review and advances by researchers via the the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography project forum. Any significant findings relating to a particular PQ algorithm’s effectiveness or efficiency should be brought to the attention of team lead, and may be disclosed to other researchers in forum. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation. You may be required to take an ownership role in coordinating the development of a sub-component of the Open Quantum Safe project.

https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographic-research-architect

Contact: Michele Mosca: michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

Douglas Stebila: dstebila (at) uwaterloo.ca

More Information: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographic-research-architect

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-30



Institute of Information Security, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ph.D. and Post-Doc Positions

The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

in applied cryptography, with a focus on

- Multi-Party Computation,

- Zero-Knowledge Proofs,

- Fully Homomorphic Encryption,

and applications thereof.

The positions are available immediately with an internationally competitive salary, paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14 (depending on the candidate's qualification). Appointment periods follow the German science appointment regulations, ranging from one year to up to six years.

The Institute of Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international research in Germany's high-tech region.

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cyber Security, or a related field. We value excellent analytical and mathematical skills. Knowledge in cryptography, and in particular, one of the mentioned fields, is an asset. Knowledge of German is not required. We can offer positions with and without teaching obligations.

The deadline for applications is

March 24th, 2019.

Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Prof. Ralf Kuesters

ralf.kuesters (at) sec.uni-stuttgart.de

https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de

More Information: https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de/jobopenings

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-24



University of Warwick
PhD Scholarship

Excellent candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in security/cryptography are invited to apply for this PhD studentship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. This scholarship covers full UK/EU fees and a stipend payable at current UK Research Council rates for 3.5 years. Outstanding overseas students are also encouraged to apply, however a gap in the tuition fee will need to be filled. There is no formal closing date for this scholarship as it will be closed when it's filled. Therefore, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Feng Hao, feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk, enclosing a CV and a short description of your relevant background and interests.

The Computer Science Department at Warwick is a leading department in the UK. In the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework (REF) which all UK universities participated in, Warwick computer science was ranked the 1st in terms of research output, 2nd in terms of impact and 2nd overall. It is also highly regarded for its research culture, informal environment, excellent students, and beautiful campus.

More Information: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/postgraduateresearch/researchstudentships/?newsItem=8a1785d769003af00169015

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-01



ConsenSys (PegaSys)
Distributed Systems Applied Researcher

The work of the Protocol Engineering Groups and Systems R&D team spans all layers of the tech stack for the Ethereum blockchain. Our work covers both public chain and enterprise, including crypto-economics, consensus, networking, storage, cryptography and virtual machine operations. Some of the challenges we have been focusing on include scalability, privacy, permissioning, and robustness — and there are plenty of other areas we’d like to be working on.

The Role

We are seeking applied researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are able to think deeply and creatively about protocol-level blockchain challenges and translate that work into practical outputs for PegaSys, enterprises seeking to use Ethereum and the wider blockchain community.

The Profile We are Seeking

  • Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics Master degree. PhD is a bonus.

  • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts

  • Expertise in using formal verification tools especially in the context of analysing distributed systems

  • Capable of articulating theories and related proof in a language suitable for scientific publication. Track record of previous scientific publications is a bonus.

  • Well versed in analysing existing code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc.

  • Capable of deep and creative thinking.

  • Have a drive for excellence and quality

  • Passionate about blockchain consensus protocol research and blockchain technology in general

  • Previous experience either in leading small/medium teams or as member of well-functioning self-organising teams

  • Willing collaborator: swift to seek support and advice; equally ready to give support and advice to others.

  • Comfortable with working remotely, and will make progress without supervision while proactively keeping in contact with other remote collaborators.

Contact: Roberto Saltini

More Information: https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



IBM Research GmbH Zurich, Switzerland
Post-Doc/Software Engineer, Research Staff Member (multiple positions)

Distributed systems and Blockchain

Project description

We research and develop scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed and blockchain systems that drive a new generation of financial and digital transactions.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic software engineers and distributed systems researchers to join the Industry Platforms and Blockchain Group at IBM Research – Zurich. You will be expected to contribute to the architecture definition and implementation in our blockchain projects, notably their aspects pertaining to distributed systems. You will be able to directly contribute and make impact not only on IBM products, but also on the Hyperledger Fabric open source project. The researchers in the group have deep expertise and knowledge in scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed systems. Software to be developed will be included in critical production system and is expected to be of high quality, modularity, maintainability, scalability, and resilience.

Contact: Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

More Information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



IBM Research GmbH Zurich, Switzerland
Software Engineer Position in our Industry Solutions and Blockchain team

The group is active both in developing key technologies that ship with IBM products and in maintaining a strong academic research profile and has a dual focus on blockchain and on system security. In particular, the group is part of the core team that designs and develops Hyperledger Fabric, the popular open source blockchain platform.

This is an excellent opportunity for highly qualified and creative candidates with an ambition to work with an international team of researchers in a world-class industrial research organization.

Requirements

Candidates are expected to have the following background and interests

· A Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline

· strong knowledge of programming languages (in particular C/C++, and optionally golang, bash, python)

· strong skills and experience in system-level programming, large distributed systems, and optionally blockchain

· experience with open source projects and a strong understanding of DevOps

· ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

· fluency in English

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.

Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. We offer a diverse, independent professional activity, with experienced colleagues in a friendly atmosphere on our campus.

You will find a dynamic, multi-cultural environment, and flexible work conditions.

How to apply

Please send your CV including contact information for references and Ref No. 2019_001

to:

Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

IBM Research — Zurich

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

email: jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

For technical information, please contact:

Dr. Andreas Kind, Manager Industry Solutions and Blockchain

email:ank (at) zurich.ibm.com.

More Information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
PhD Student

The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated PhD candidates to participate in an upcoming project focusing on System-on-Chip (SoC) security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in different domains ranging from microprocessor to system security. Interested applicants are encouraged 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 introductory knowledge in cryptography and strong background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale programming 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.



Microsoft Redmond, WA USA
Research Intern, MSR Security and Cryptography Group

The Security and Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research, led by Brian LaMacchia, is looking for research interns.

The researchers and engineers in the MSR Security and Cryptography team pursue both theoretical and applied research in our field that will have impact for Microsoft, Microsoft’s customers, and the industry at large. Our current projects include the design and development of quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms and protocols, high-performance post-quantum cryptographic libraries, quantum cryptanalysis, and end-to-end verifiable election technology.

We are interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: isogeny-based cryptography, lattice-based cryptography, classical and quantum cryptanalysis, and the design of key exchange and digital signature primitives with post-quantum security.

Contact: Dr. Brian LaMacchia, CryptoIntern (at) microsoft.com

More Information: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/573172/Research-Intern-MSR-Security-and-Cryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong is looking for Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Public Key Cryptography

• Privacy-enhancing technologies

• Blockchain security and privacy

• Applied cryptography, especially in the area of Fintech

Job requirements:

• Strong publication record in cryptography and cyber security area

• Good communication skills, self-motivated and good team players

• Some experience in programming is a plus

The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date, a very competitive salary and a possibility of extension upon successful performance. Doing research in Hong Kong, an international financial center, allows you to have more collaboration opportunities with the industry and to apply your knowledge in the real world.

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to “thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk” with an email subject “Application for PDF/RA”.

Contact: Name: John Yuen

Email: thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
Post-Doc/Ph.D. Students

We have several open positions for PhD/PostDoc at School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University, which is located in Guangzhou, China. Our attractive openings are suitable for PhD candidates and PostDoc researchers who seek to work in the field of information security. The research topics include but not limited to: Security and Privacy in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, cloud computing security, big data security, IoT security, and public-key cryptography.

PostDoc researchers will be offered competitive salary package plus other benefits, which is around 50,000 USD per year (salary and bonus before tax) and 30,000 USD research funding.

PhD candidates will be provided full research scholarship, allowances, free single dorm room, and round-trip tickets (Once a year).

Interested candidates please send your CV, reference letters, and copies of certificates to Prof. Jin Li. PostDocs please add your publication list.

More information about Prof. Jin Li:

http://www.scholat.com/jinli71

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2019

Contact: Prof. Jin Li:

E-mail: jinli71 (at) gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-30



National University of Singapore
Research Fellow

(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)

More Information: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



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