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Postdoc and PhD Student on Cryptographic Protocols
IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

The Center for Information Security and Trust and the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is hiring one Postdoc and one PhD Student to work on cryptographic protocols for Multiparty Computation (MPC) and Blockchain Consensus/Applications. Both positions are fully funded by DFF (Danish funding agency) for a period of 3 years and start around April 2020. Successful candidates will be hired at ITU with standard wages according to union agreements in Denmark and access to public health/education.

Both the successful Postdoc and PhD student will work on projects related to theoretical aspects of MPC and blockchain protocols, as well as the interplay between these two fields. One line of work will focus on obtaining new theoretical insights and better constructions of MPC protocols with public verifiability, cheater identification and similar properties. Another line of work will focus on establishing foundations of protocols forauditable privacy preserving blockchain applications as well as employing MPC techniques to build such protocols.

The successful applicant to the PhD Student position should be motivated and enthusiastic about theoretical research in cryptography. The application should have a strong background in computer science or mathematics (with a focus on number theory, algebra and probability theory). Previous research experience in security and cryptography (specially in cryptographic protocols) is not necessary but most welcome.

The successful applicant to the Postdoc position should hold (or be about to complete) a PhD degree in Computer Science (and related areas) with a focus on cryptographic protocols. Applicants should have an excellent academic track record with publications in relevant venues (e.g. IACR conferences). Previous experience in all aspects of Multiparty Computation protocols and theoretical aspects of blockchain protocols (both consensus and applications) is an advantage.

Contact: Associate Professor Bernardo David
Last updated: 2020-01-08 posted on 2020-01-08