International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

Area (potential topics of the thesis)

  • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
  • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
  • Cryptography for blockchains
  • White-box cryptography
The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12