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Postdoc Position in Zero Knowledge Proof Application and Acceleration
University of California San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; San Diego, CA
We are looking for motivated postdoctoral candidates with experience using zero-knowledge proofs in cutting edge applications and hardware acceleration. The candidate will be working with the Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES) Lab at UC San Diego, led by Farinaz Koushanfar. In particular, the student will be working on incorporating zero-knowledge proofs into emerging learning paradigms. Alongside this, the candidate should have experience with GPU/FPGA acceleration, as they will be collaborating with senior PhD students to build an end-to-end zero-knowledge proof accelerator. This position is fully-funded.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Strong ability in at least C/C++ or Rust
  • Familiarity with popular open-source zero-knowledge proof frameworks
  • Publication record in top venues, with proven research record around zero-knowledge proofs
  • Strong theoretical understanding of zero-knowledge proofs and its various constructions
  • Ability to work on-site in San Diego
To apply, please send your CV to Farinaz Koushanfar at the email:
Contact: Farinaz Koushanfar (
Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-24