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

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

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

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

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

Application information. The detailed application requirement can be seen at

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. (at)

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