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11 December 2017
Job Posting 2 x Post-Doctoral Research Associate University of Bristol, Cryptography and Information Security group

Applications are invited for two Post-Doctoral Research Associate posts, hosted in the Cryptography and Information Security group [1] set within the University of Bristol; the group is recognised by EPSRC/NCSC as a UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

These posts represent an exciting opportunity to join the group as part of the 5-year SCARV [2] project, in turn part of the recently announced, EPSRC/NCSC-supported Research Institute in Hardware Security & Embedded Systems (RISE) [3]. SCARV is a project focused on challenges in cryptographic engineering, at the intersection of computer architecture and cryptography: alongside both industrial (i.e., Cerberus Security Labs. and Thales) and academic partners, it aims to deliver more efficient, more secure platforms based on and around RISC-V. Given the project goals, a strong background in micro-processor design and implementation, and/or implementation (e.g., side-channel) attacks on cryptography is therefore desirable.

Although you will have at least a first degree and preferably a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline, we view relevant industrial experience as extremely valuable and therefore equally encourage applicants of this type.

    [1] http://www.bris.ac.uk/engineering/research/cryptography

    [2] http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R012288/1

    [3] http://www.ukrise.org

Closing date for applications: 21 January 2018

Contact: Dr. Daniel Page (Daniel.Page (at) bristol.ac.uk)

More information: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6948&nPostingTargetID=42514&JobNum=ACAD103055

8 December 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. student University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a Ph.D. position at the Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) group of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) project “Stateful Zero-Knowledge”, which will start on 1st March 2018 and will conduct pioneering research on zero-knowledge proofs. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and by Dr. Alfredo Rial. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

- Conducting research on the following topics: zero-knowledge proofs and zero-knowledge data structures, privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols, universal composability and related security frameworks, design and implementation of a zero-knowledge compiler

- Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

- Disseminating results through scientific publications and talks at conferences

Your Profile:

- M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

- Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background

- Good skills in programming

- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

- Background in cryptography and information security (a plus)

The duration of a Ph.D is typically 3-4 years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment.

Applications, written in English, should include:

- Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address and email address, education, work experience, publications if any)

- Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken

- A research statement indicating your interest, prior research (if any) and your motivation (max 1 page)

- Contact information for 2-3 referees

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2018

Contact: Dr. Alfredo Rial (e-mail: alfredo.rial (at) uni.lu)

More information: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia

Job Posting Post-Doc Position University of South Florida
Post-doc positions are available immediately at the Electrical Engineering Department in USF. The research is inter-disciplinary, and we focus on building innovative secure and privacy-enhancing technologies in research areas such as: Machine learning, Big Data Analytics, IoT and Edge Computing. Our projects are mainly funded by DARPA. Candidates with strong hands-on experience and strong publication record in relevant areas are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or related field completed within the past three years or soon to be completed.

• Research-level expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: – Privacy-enhancing technologies, – Machine Learning – Security and Applied Cryptography – IoT Security and Privacy – Big Data Analytics – Edge Computing

Preferred Qualifications:

• Candidates should have publications in high impact journals and conferences.

• The candidate should have strong programming skills including experience with Java, MATLAB, Pyton, and/or R.

Additional Information for Applicants:

A curriculum vitae, publication list, a cover letter/research statement outlining your research experience and interests, your research plans (not exceeding 2 pages), and the names of three academic/professional references.

Send the required documents to the email: brandeis.iastate_at_gmail_dot_com. To facilitate conveying the best image of your research, we recommend you attach to your application the two publications that you are most proud of.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018

6 December 2017
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to join the Cryptography Group at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford in association with the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab (OEDSL). This is a fixed-term position, funded via the Emirates-Oxford Data Science Lab, which will terminate on 1 January 2021 and is available from 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates should have a PhD in computer science or a mathematical science related subject, with a strong cryptography/security background and a proven publication record. Candidates with experience in distributed ledger/blockchain technology/financial cryptography (Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts) are encouraged to apply. Experience in privacy enhancing technologies is also desirable.

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2018

Contact: Ali El Kaafarani (ali.elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk)

More information: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/27252

Job Posting 1 Postdoc University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

The CSEE department of UMBC is seeking one or two postdocs/scientists to work on either 1) cloud computing, cloud storage, and cloud security, focusing on OpenStack re-design and implementation, and/or 2) ANY distributed systems design and implementation, e.g., blockchains, software-defined networking. The salary will be highly competitive. The title is negotiable.

Our group has a strong background in building permissioned blockchains (BChain, ByzID, CBFT, CPBFT) and building OpenStack systems (Nova, Neutron, Swift, Keystone).

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2018

Contact: Haibin Zhang: hbzhang (at) umbc.edu

More information: https://www.csee.umbc.edu/~hbzhang/

Job Posting 4 or more PhD students University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

The CSEE/IS department of UMBC is seeking 4 or more PhD to work on security, cryptography (e.g., ORAM), distributed systems, cloud computing (OpenStack), permissioned blockchains (BFT), food safety, SDN, or high-performance computing. The candidates are expected to have a strong programming ability and a strong desire to work with real systems. UMBC is in a nice location nearby many funding agencies and industrial companies.

Our group has a strong background in building permissioned blockchains (BChain, ByzID, CBFT, CPBFT) and building OpenStack systems (Nova, Neutron, Swift, Keystone).

UMBC is ranked 70 in CS/IS according to US News, and places 7th in a new ranking of \"Most Innovative\" national universities. At UMBC, we have 6 HPC, have access to D-Wave 2X quantum, and the NSF CHMPR center which has more than 30 industry and government partners (e.g., IBM, Northrop Grumman, Lexis Nexis, Dwave Systems Inc, Seagate, Collab Med Tech, GE, Morgan Stanley, NIST/ ISL, NSA/Lab for Phys. Sci., NSA/Central Sec. Services, NASA/GSFC, DHS) and a big and energetic cybersecurity center.

CSEE application deadline is 1/1/2018, and IS deadline is 2/1/18. Please let us know if you could not make the deadlines.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2018

Contact:

Haibin Zhang: hbzhang (at) umbc.edu

Sisi Duan: sduan (at) umbc.edu

Job Posting Full professor Department of computer science, Aarhus University
The department of CA at Aarhus University has an open position as full professor in Cryptology and Security.

For more information, follow the link below and look for [Professor in Cryptography and Security 950389] in the table.

Closing date for applications: 5 January 2018

Contact: ivan (at) cs.au.dk

More information: http://scitech.au.com/om-science-and-technology/stillinger/videnskabelige-stillinger

Job Posting Tenure track or Associate professor Department of computer science, Aarhus University
The department of CS at Aarhus University has an opening for one or more positions on tenure-track or associate professor level in all areas of computer science, including of course cryptology and security in general.

For more information, follow link below and look for [Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Computer Science 934877] in the table.

Closing date for applications: 5 January 2018

Contact: Ivan Damgard, ivan (at) cs.au.dk

More information: http://scitech.au.com/om-science-and-technology/stillinger/videnskabelige-stillinger

L’Institut de Mathématiques de l’Université de Neuchâtel annonce la mise au concours de

Deux postes de maître-assistant(e) à 80%

Entrée en fonction : 1er août 2018

Durée d’engagement: 4 ans

Exigences légales : être titulaire d’un doctorat, depuis au plus 10 ans. (Une expérience post-doctorale, bien que souhaitée, n’est pas exigée).

Cahier des charges :

- enseignement en Bachelor et Master (en moyenne 3 heures/semaine). Non French speakers will be given one year to reach a level sufficient to teach in French.

- encadrement de thèses de Master en Mathématiques

- recherche intégrée dans une des six équipes de recherches de l’Institut : voir les thématiques sur

https://www.unine.ch/math/home/recherche.html

- participation à la vie de l’Institut (organisation de séminaires…)

Le dossier de candidature comprendra : un CV avec liste de publications, et un projet de recherches limité à 5 pages. Les candidatures seront adressées à Prof. Alain Valette, directeur de l’Institut : alain.valette (at) unine.ch . Délai de candidature : 31 décembre 2017. Les candidat(e)s feront également envoyer deux lettres de références à la même adresse, avant le 15 janvier 2018.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Alain Valette (institute director) alain.valette (at) unine.ch

More information: https://www.unine.ch/math/

A PhD student position with scholarship is available at the Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK, to work on Secure and Usable Human Verification of Machine-Assisted Cryptography.

The project aims to explore solutions with applications in various domains such as electronic voting systems (e.g. using direct recording electronic (DRE) machines) and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging protocols such as Signal (deployed widely, e.g. in WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Google Allo).

The project is expected to investigate solutions from both the security and usability perspectives, and therefore students with background in at least one, and interest in both areas of cryptography and human-computer interaction, are sought.

Scholarships are available for both UK/EU and non-UK/EU students (under two different schemes) and are decided through a competitive process within the department.

The project will be supervised jointly by Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti and Prof. Helen Petrie, and will start in October 2018. Deadline for applications is 19 January 2018.

More information about the project, the scholarship schemes, and the application process is available through the link provided below. For any further enquiries please get in touch.

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2018

Contact: Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti: siamak.shahandashti (at) york.ac.uk

More information: https://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~siamak/supervision.html

Job Posting PhD student Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, to be co-supervised by Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols. The topic of research are cryptographic protocols for blockchain technologies, with a special focus on Zero-Knowledge Proofs. The starting date will be around September 2018.

Only outstanding candidates which satisfy international mobility criteria will be considered (i.e. the applicant should not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date).

The contract will be for 3 years with a gross salary of €34,800, plus other advantages.

The candidate should hold or be about to receive a master\'s degree by September 2018 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. Specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc) will be positively evaluated.

Interested candidates should send a motivation letter, a short CV, the grade transcripts of  undergraduate studies and master (if finished)  and two names of references at cryptophdapplications (at) upf.edu.

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2018

Contact: Carla Ràfols, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

2 December 2017
Job Posting Research Fellow Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
The cryptography group (more precisely, the group of cryptographic protocols, led by Helger Lipmaa) at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks a research fellow in cryptography. The position will be permanent, but initially, the salary is guaranteed for five years (up to the end of the year 2022). The person, once hired, will be expected to help the group leader to apply for additional grants. The teaching load will be minimal. In the case of an excellent candidate, an early promotion is possible.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong track record in cryptography, but there are no other formal requirements. The salary will depend on the experience and strength of the applicant. We expect research experience in cryptographic protocol design (including but not only zero knowledge, e-voting, privacy-preserving data mining and machine learning, blockchain, secure computation). Interests in various codes used in cryptographic contexts (e.g., non-malleable, locally decodable, locally recoverable, locally testable, batch, PIR, or just error-correction codes) are appreciated.

The group of Lipmaa currently hires 5 more researchers, and more people will be hired in the near future. The department also has a quantum cryptography group (led by Dominique Unruh).

For any inquiries or to apply for the position, submit a full research curriculum vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa starting your email subject line with [Research fellow].

The call for expressions of interest will remain open end of January, but we encourage to contact us before January 15.

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2018

Contact: Helger Lipmaa, lead research fellow, helger.lipmaa (at) ut.ee

More information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Main/2018researcher

Job Posting Research Scientist in Post-Quantum Cryptography Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore

Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore, Singapore is seeking highly motivated professionals in conducting research in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science and a strong background in algebra and number theory in Bachelor degree or higher degree courses.

A preferred candidate is expected to be proficient in Magma or SAGE package, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

Interested candidates kindly email their CV to Dr Chik How Tan tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018

Contact: Dr Tan Chik How tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg

Job Posting Ph.D. students Oregon State University
We are looking for hardworking and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2018. OSU offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within a close proximity of high-tech industry and natural beauties of Oregon. Portland area (closeby) is known as Silicon Forest, and harbors major tech and research companies (e.g., Intel, HP, Galois, Siemens, Google, etc.). The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Potential topics include:

Trustworthy Unmanned Aerial Systems

• New cryptographic frameworks to protect aerial drones

• Cryptographic policy enforcement for lawful interception via trusted execution environments and OS security mechanisms

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

• Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

• Harnessing trusted-hardware and hardware-acceleration for TML

Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures:

• New searchable encryption and Oblivious RAM schemes

• Augmentation of privacy enhancing technologies with trusted execution environments

Secure and Reliable Internet of Things and Systems (IoTs)

• Post-Quantum public key infrastructure for IoT

• Light-weight cryptography for medical devices

The candidate should fulfill the following requirements:

• A BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a high-GPA.

• Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with OS/Systems.

• Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills.

• MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable.

Please send (by e-mail) the following documents: (i) Transcripts, (ii) Curriculum vitae , (iii) Three reference letters, (iv) Research statement, (v) GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores

Please see:

http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~yavuza/

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2018

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz

attila.yavuz (at) oregonstate.edu

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 2 research fellow positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team will be supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in symmetric-key cryptography and/or machine learning, with good experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled (ideally, the positions would start early 2018).

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018

Contact: Thomas Peyrin - thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 2 Ph.D. student positions in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg) preferably as soon as possible and before end of March 2018 (the 4-year PhD scholarships are to start in August 2018).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in computer science and mathematics, with some experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python. Experience with machine learning software libraries is a plus.

More information about graduate admissions at NTU can be found here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018

Contact: Thomas Peyrin - thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

30 November 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. Student and Post-Doc Positions University of Helsinki, Finland

Secure Systems group in University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, seeks Ph.D. students and Post-Docs to research optimisations of functional encryption schemes for hardware based implementations and to develop hardware (FPGA) designs for their efficient computation.

A candidate applying for a Ph.D. student position is expected to have completed a Master degree in computer science, electrical engineering or other relevant fields. Experience in cryptology, cryptographic engineering and/or hardware design are major advantages. Additionally, Post-Docs are expected to have finished their Ph.D. degrees by the beginning of the work contract and to have a good publication record in cryptography and/or hardware cryptographic engineering. Your host will be Dr. Kimmo Järvinen, Senior Researcher in Secure Systems group in Department of Computer Science.

The positions are part of Functional ENcryption TEChnology (FENTEC) which is a project within the Horizon 2020 Research Innovation Action that begins in January 2018 for a duration of 3 years. The project aims to advance the state of art in functional encryption and make the paradigm ready for a wide-spread integration in emerging technologies. The consortium consists of the academic partners Edinburg University, ENS Paris, Flensburg University, Helsinki University and KU Leuven as well as the industrial partners ATOS, Kudelski Group (former Nagravision), WALLIX and XLAB.

Please send your CV with a cover letter. Post-Docs are asked to add two letters of recommendation. The positions are vacant until they are filled.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018

Contact: Dr. Kimmo Järvinen (kimmo.u.jarvinen (at) helsinki.fi)

Job Posting Ph.D. student Grenoble Institute of Technology, LIG Laboratory
Grenoble Institute of Technology and LIG Laboratory invite applications for a PhD Student position in the area of measurements for cybersecurity and Domain Name System (DNS) abuse.

- Position: PhD Student Grenoble INP

- Contract: fixed-term 36 months

- Start date: ASAP

- Location: Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France

- Hosting institution: LIG laboratory, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble Institute of Technology

- Scientific advisors: Maciej Korczynski and Andrzej Duda @LIG/UGA

- Project partners: SIDN (.nl registry) and AFNIC (.fr registry)

- Application deadline: 31/12/2017

Job description

The candidate will join a research project about cybersecurity and domain name abuse. The goal of the project is to develop large-scale Internet measurement and classification methods in the fight against Internet-scale attacks, such as phishing, drive-by-downloads, and spam. The successful candidate will collect and study empirical data, and will work on real-world security problems that will help operators such as domain registries and hosting providers to effectively mitigate security incidents.

Skills & Expertise

The position requires strong competences in programming (Python, C/C++) and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Research experience in the field of network security and data analytics is considered as a plus.

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in network or information security, computer science, telecommunication engineering or in a related study with excellent results. The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international team.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae along with a letter of application, transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies to maciej.korczynski (at) univ-grenoble-alpes.fr. Email subject must start with [DNS abuse]. References or letters of recommendation are appreciated.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Maciej Korczynski, maciej.korczynski (at) univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

More information: http://drakkar.imag.fr/spip.php?article504

Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world\'s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/.)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, water, power grid, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.), including the topics such as 1) Lightweight and resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 2) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 3) AI-based threat analytics for detection of attacks to CPS, 4) Securing maritime navigation systems. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email:  jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

Home: http://jianying.space/

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2018

Contact: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More information: http://jianying.space/

Job Posting PhD student Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, to be co-supervised by Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols. Research in cryptographic protocols for blockchain technologies, with a special focus on Zero-Knowledge Proofs. The starting date will be around September 2017.

Only outstanding candidates which satisfy international mobility criteria will be considered (i.e. the applicant should not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date).

The contract will be for 3 years with a gross salary of €34,800, plus other advantages.

The candidate should hold or be about to receive a master\'s degree by September 2018 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. Specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc) will be positively evaluated.

Further enquiries about the project and conditions should be sent to cryptophdapplications (at) upf.edu.

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2018

Contact: Carla Ràfols, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Job Posting Automotive Security & Privacy Continental Automotive Singapore
Responsibilities:

• Define security tests for backend, Smartphone & Connectivity

• Develop countermeasures for detected vulnerabilities

• Develop tools to demonstrate the efficiency of the security mechanisms

• Develop and refine the Security and Privacy concept for connected services between vehicle and backend services

• Implementation of novel Security & Privacy mechanisms

Requirements:

• University degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a deep focus on security, privacy, cryptology, or similar

• In-­depth Experiences with projects related to cloud security, smartphone security and backend security

• Knowledge of Security Risk Analysis methods (e.g. STRIDE)

• Knowledge of Security Source Code Analysis methods

• Knowledge of Quantum cryptography is preferred

• An application with several years of experience in the field of Automotive Security and Privacy is preferred

• Good & open communication

• Mobility to collaborate creatively in international teams

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018

More information: http://www.continental-jobs.com/index.php?ac=jobad&id=596247

28 November 2017
Job Posting Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Side Channel Analysis Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast
Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral research fellow to undertake research into the application of advanced machine learning techniques for use in side channel analysis attacks, in partnership with Cryptography Research and Riscure, as part of the EPSRC-funded DeepSecurity project. This project is a core research project of the £5M UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE).

RISE, under the directorship of Professor Máire O’Neill, is one of four multi-institution UK Research Institutes in Cyber Security funded by NCSC and EPSRC. The vision for RISE is to create a global centre for research and innovation in hardware security with close engagement with leading industry partners and stakeholders. The aim is to bring together the hardware security community in the UK and build a strong network of national and international research partnerships. RISE involves four initial component projects that include DeepSecurity and others from the University of Cambridge, University of Bristol and University of Birmingham. An advisory board involving industry partners has been created to engage with the research and to inform future funding calls around the Institute’s research challenges.

RISE is being hosted by CSIT. In 2012 CSIT was recognised by NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research with this recognition renewed in 2017. CSIT has strong links to industry and over 20 industrial partners, large global companies and SMEs, have committed to supporting the centre through the provision of funding and market intelligence.

Applicants must have at least a 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related discipline and a PhD, or expect, within 6 months, to obtain a PhD, in a relevant subject. At least 3 years relevant research experience in side channel analysis and/or FPGA/ASIC/Embedded systems design is essential.

Closing date for applications: 19 December 2017

Contact: Professor Máire O\'Neill at m.oneill (at) ecit.qub.ac.uk

More information: https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=7550368poZ&WVID=6273090Lgx&LANG=USA

We are seeking applications Research Fellow to work with Prof. Mark Ryan, Dr Flavio Garcia and Dr David Oswald on the EPSRC project ‘User-controlled hardware security anchors: evaluation and designs’, part of the EPSRC/NCSC Research Institute in Hardware Security and Embedded Systems (RISE):

One of the main goals of this project is to promote and facilitate the adoption of TEE as the main trust anchor for our security architectures. We will perform a thorough evaluation of the security features of different TEE implementations to determine their suitability as trust anchors. We will address the limitations of users interacting directly with TEEs through analysing use cases and developing secure interfaces using auxiliary devices and dedicated features. We will investigate opportunities to leverage strong hardware-based security mechanisms to improve both the strength and usability of authentication. We will also build an architecture for designing protocols and user experiences that leverage these hardware security primitives to enhance the security, manageability, and usability of user authentication over existing approaches. The analysis and applications of our research findings will be demonstrated and implemented on suitable platforms including secure hardware, smart devices and integration with authentication tokens.

In addition to holding a first degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree (PhD) relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications, applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following: cryptographic protocols; side-channel and fault attacks; implementation of cryptographic protocols using hardware features.

The Security and Privacy Group in the School of Computer Science is recognised by NCSC/EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The group is an expanding team of eleven academic staff researching all aspects of computing security and privacy.

Closing date for applications: 3 January 2018

Contact: Prof. Mark Ryan: m.d.ryan (at) cs.bham.ac.uk
Dr Flavio Garcia: F.Garcia (at) bham.ac.uk
Dr David Oswald: d.f.oswald (at) cs.bham.ac.uk

More information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BFY368/research-fellow-in-cyber-security-hardware

27 November 2017
The Department of Computer Science/Surrey Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the field of privacy-oriented cryptography for a full-time position (24 months, salary £30,688 to £31,604 per annum) by February 2017.

The post is part of the EPSRC-funded research project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry”. Successful applicant will be working on the design and analysis of privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols under the supervision of Dr Mark Manulis and will benefit from the environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS, http://sccs.surrey.ac.uk/).

Applicants are expected to have core skills in the design and security analysis of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols (e.g. zero-knowledge proofs, anonymous credentials, etc). Experience in implementation of cryptographic protocols is a plus. They should hold a PhD or be close to the completion of their PhD studies and be able to drive their own research direction.

Closing date for applications: 17 December 2017

Contact: Dr. Mark Manulis at m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=079116-R-R

Job Posting PhD and Postdoc positions in blockchain and network security Singapore University of Technology and Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Security is one of its major focuses. SUTD hosts the iTrust and STE-SUTD centres for research in cyber security.

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students who are interested in conducting research in blockchain or network security.

I am also looking for postdocs interest in blockchain systems.

You can find more information at https://pszal.github.io/open_positions

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2018

Contact: Pawel Szalachowski

pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg

More information: https://pszal.github.io/open_positions

Job Posting Multiple funded Ph.D. student positions University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Multiple competitively-funded Ph.D. student positions are available starting Fall 2018 (all documents submitted by January 15, 2018) to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department at USF.

USF is an R1 university and among the leading institutions in Florida. We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

The required expertise includes:

- Masters (or Bachelors with outstanding background) in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details here before emailing:

http://www.usf.edu/engineering/cse/graduate/phd-program.aspx

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and/or M.Sc.), and a statement of interest at mehran2 (at) usf.edu as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks (application deadline: Jan. 15th, 2018). The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the USF CSE department, so all the material has to be ready.

Mehran Mozaffari-Kermani

Assistant Professor, CSE @ USF

College of Engineering

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 33620

Website: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~mehran2/

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2018

Contact: Mehran Mozaffari-Kermani

23 November 2017
The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science invites applications for up to ten tenure-track (assistant professor) or tenured (associate/full professor) faculty positions.

Excellent faculty members are sought who will enhance the school’s strength in Computer Science. Priority areas include:

Computer Security, Cryptography, Privacy, and related.

Tenured appointments at the associate and full professor level are possible as circumstances warrant.

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is the largest computer science school in Canada, with 89 faculty members. It enjoys an excellent reputation in pure and applied research and houses a diverse research program of international stature. Because of its recognized capabilities, the school attracts exceptionally well-qualified students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the University of Waterloo has an enlightened intellectual property policy that vests all rights in the inventor. Please see the school’s website for more information: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca.

To submit an application, please register at the submission site: https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/faculty-recruiting. Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your full application. Applications will be considered when they are complete and as long as positions are available. However, full consideration is assured only for applications received by November 30, 2017.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

More information: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/about/open-positions/faculty-positions#Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty

Job Posting Tenure-track Faculty IMDEA Software Institute
The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for multiple tenure-track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions. We are primarily interested in recruiting excellent candidates in the areas of Data Science, including machine learning; Privacy; and Systems, including parallel and distributed systems, embedded systems, hybrid and heterogeneous architectures, etc. However, we are open to other areas within the general research focus of the Institute. Tenured-level applications will also be considered.

The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in the area of software development technologies. It is one of the highest ranked institutions worldwide in its main topic areas.

All positions require a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and will have displayed an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must possess an outstanding research record, have recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

Working at the IMDEA Software Institute

The institute is located in the vibrant area of Madrid, Spain. It offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research center and a university department. The institute offers institutional funding and also encourages its members to participate in national and international research projects. The working language at the institute is English.

Salaries at the Institute are internationally competitive and established on an individual basis. They include social security provisions in accordance with existing national Spanish legislation, and in particular access to an excellent public health care system.

Further information about the Institute\'s current faculty and research can be found at

http://www.software.imdea.org

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2018

Contact: Applications should be completed using the application form at

https://careers.imdea.org/software/

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 15, 2018 but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

More information: https://software.imdea.org/open_positions/call_for_faculty.html

18 November 2017
Job Posting 4 PhD/PostDoc Positions Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
We have several open positions for PhD/PostDoc at School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University. The university is located at Guangzhou, which is the third biggest city in China. Our attractive openings are suitable for PhD candidates and PostDoc researchers who seek to work in the field of information security. The research topics include but are not limited to: cloud computing security, big data security, privacy protection in machine learning, IoT security, and public-key cryptography.

PhD candidates will be provided full research scholarship, allowances, free single dorm room, and round-trip tickets (twice a year). PostDoc researchers will be offered competitive salary package plus other benefits.

Interested candidates please send your CV, reference letters, and copies of certificates to Prof. Jin Li. PostDocs please add your publication list.

More information about Prof. Jin Li:

http://www.scholat.com/jinli71

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2018

Contact: Prof. Jin Li

Email: jinli71 (at) gmail.com

17 November 2017
Job Posting Scientists for Fully Homomorphic Encryption Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead government agency for economic-oriented Research and Development (R&D). We advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. For more information about A*STAR, please visit: www.a-star.edu.sg

JOB DESCRIPTION

This security project is related to “Computing on Encrypted Data” and address how to efficiently outsource computation with fully homomorphic encryption, leakage-resilient cryptography, lattice-based cryptography and secure multi-party computation. The project is to address data security problems and develop new security technologies by focusing on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The applicant will need to develop optimise and implement FHE schemes in field level. Furthermore, an in depth security analysis of the proposed systems will be required. Highly motivated candidates interested in this research area are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have thorough understanding of the state-of-the-art research in this field and with breadth of knowledge of the current issues and recent technology advancements. An in depth security analysis of the proposed systems will be required. Specific skills required strong background in mathematics and preferably experience with implementing advanced mathematical structures.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

PhD in Applied Mathematics or equivalent

Strong interest in secure and efficient cryptographic implementations

Experience in developing prototypes in a research environment

Highly self-motivated and willing to learn new technology

Demonstrated potential to excel in collaborative research spanning multiple research areas

Prior experience in embedded software or hardware design is a plus point

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact:

  • Khin Mi Mi Aung
  • Senior Scientist
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • More information: http://www.a-star.edu.sg/dsi

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