International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

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Multiple fully-funded PhD studentships
Royal Holloway, University of London

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to recruit PhD students to work in the area of cryptography. Examples for potential topics include:

  • Foundations of Witness Encryption and Smart Encryption (supervised by Saqib Kakvi)
  • Secure Coded Caching (supervised by Siaw-Lynn Ng)
  • Applications of Time and Delay in Cryptographic Protocols (supervised by Elizabeth Quaglia)
  • Privacy-Preserving Applications based on Secure Multi-Party Computation (supervised by Christian Weinert)
You can find more details for these and other project proposals on [1].

The crypto team at Royal Holloway, as part of the Information Security Group (ISG), has a strong track record in cryptographic research, including algorithm design and analysis, post-quantum cryptography, homomorphic encryption, and applications of secure computation.

Applicants are expected to have a background in mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact CDT administrator Claire Hudson ( or any member of staff they might be interested to work with. For more information about the crypto team, please visit our website [2].

The CDT can offer approximately ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (including EU and EEA). Please ensure you are familiar with the eligibility criteria set by UKRI and their terms and conditions. In order to apply, please visit the CDT website [3] and follow the application instructions. The studentship includes a (tax-free) maintenance of £23,668.00 for each academic year.


Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-25