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Ph.D. Student in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications
TU Darmstadt, Germany
The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications, ideally starting from Oct 1, 2021 for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.
Job description: You'll work in the research training group/doctoral college Privacy & Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our sub-project, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
We offer: We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
Your profile:
  • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
  • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
  • Experience with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., law or economics.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research.
  • Our working language is English: able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
Application deadline: Aug 21, 2021. Later applications are considered.
Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16