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Ph.D. Scholarship (AI Security and Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware)
Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on fault attack/detection related to the AI system and post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email:

Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

Start date: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

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Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie
Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-20