International Association for Cryptologic Research

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PhD Position in Cryptography
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
We are looking for a motivated, bright, and hard-working student that wishes to pursue a PhD in Cryptography. The candidate will work in cryptographic research topics such as zero-knowledge arguments, oblivious algorithms, trusted-hardware-assisted cryptography, verifiable computation, homomorphic commitments, searchable encryption, secure blockchain protocols, and more. The specific research topic will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor.

Applicants’ profile
  • MSc or BSc degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in C++.
  • Very good understanding of CS fundamentals: algorithm analysis, data structures, etc.
  • Good understanding of basic cryptographic primitives: hashing, encryption, commitments, etc.
  • Strong enthusiasm about research.
Ideal candidates have prior knowledge in implementing cryptographic primitives or a relevant project. Solid background in theoretical computer science (complexity analysis, reduction proofs, etc.), or experience in programming for trusted-hardware environments (Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone, etc.) is also a big plus.

Work environment
HKUST offers guaranteed funding for the PhD duration with competitive stipends. Our CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

Contact: Dimitrios Papadopoulos
Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-20