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2012-07-06
21:17 [Pub][ePrint] Several Weak Bit-Commitments Using Seal-Once Tamper-Evident Devices, by Ioana Boureanu and Serge Vaudenay

  Following both theoretical and practical arguments, we construct UC-secure bit-commitment protocols that place their strength on the sender\'s side and are built using tamper-evident devices, e.g., a type of distinguishable, sealed envelopes.

We show that by using a second formalisation of tamper-evident distinguishable envelopes we can attain better security guarantees, i.e., EUC-security.

We show the relations between several flavours of weak bit-commitments, bit-commitments and distinguishable tamper-evident envelopes.

We focus, at all points, on the lightweight nature of the underlying mechanisms and on the end-to-end human verifiability.



15:03 [Job][New] Post-Doc Applied Cryptography, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

  Job description

The main task of the candidate will be to do research in applied cryptography. He/she will also be responsible for the daily supervision of a number of PhD students. The candidate will be offered the opportunity to gain some teaching experience, related to his/her background and interests.

Requirements

We are looking for an excellent and independent researcher who has (1) a PhD degree in Applied Cryptography or a related discipline, (2) a good publication record, and (3) good communication skills.

Conditions of employment

The Post-Doc will be appointed as a Researcher for a period of two years, with the possibility of an extension for a further three years. The monthly salary of the Researcher will amount to, depending on the experience, maximum 3755 euro gross per month according to salary scale 10 of the Dutch Universities Labour Agreement.

09:43 [Job][New] Research Fellows and Ph.D. students, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  Coding and Cryptograph Research Group (http://www1.spms.ntu.edu.sg/~ccrg/index.html) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking candidates for 1 or 2 research fellow positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) and a few Ph.D. student positions in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography. The future research team will be funded by the 5-year National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship grant from Singapore (started in April 2012).

Salaries are very competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. The duration of the contracts are very flexible. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references.

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

00:15 [Event][New] ACNS'13: 11th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security

  From June 25 to June 28
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
More Information: http://acns2013.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/




2012-07-05
14:45 [Conf][Crypto] Early registration deadline for CRYPTO is July 8!

  Link to online registration --

http://www.iacr.org/conferences/crypto2012/registration-2012.html

05:40 [Job][New] Post-Doc Positions, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  The IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for several postdoctoral fellow positions on trustworthy electronic election technology. The positions are part of a larger effort to prove that it is possible to modernize the democratic process without losing the trust of the voters.

We are looking for experts in epistemic logical framework technology and cryptographic methods, such as full homomorphic encryption. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Profs. Joseph Kiniry and Carsten Schürmann. A successful applicant will be hired initially for one year with the option to renew. The start date is flexible. Candidates are also encouraged to explore research ideas beyond the project description. The positions provide significant opportunities for professional development.

Postdoctoral candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics and an established research record in one or more of the following fields:

  • applied formal methods
  • cryptography
  • electronic voting systems (of primary importance)
  • rigorous software engineering
  • trust and trustworthiness
  • logic and semantics
  • logical frameworks and type theory
  • proof theory and higher-order theorem proving
  • program verification

Early expressions of interest are encouraged: Carsten Schuermann (carsten (at) itu.dk), Joseph Kiniry (kiniry (at) itu.dk).





2012-07-04
13:18 [Job][Update] Post-Doc, University of Warsaw, Poland

  Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw is looking for a post-doc to work on the project \\\"Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks\\\". The project is founded by the Foundation for Polish Science \\\"Welcome\\\" programme operated within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013. The candidate must have a PhD degree, ideally in cryptography, or in a related field.



13:18 [Job][Update] PhD Student, University of Warsaw, Poland

  Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw is looking for a PhD-student to work on the project \\\"Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks\\\". The project is founded by the Foundation for Polish Science \\\"Welcome\\\" programme operated within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013.

The ideal candidates should be familiar with the probability theory, computational complexity, algebra, and number theory. The knowledge of cryptography and information theory is a plus, but is not a prerequisite. Fluency in English is a must.

13:18 [Job][Update] MSc Student, University of Warsaw, Poland

  Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw is looking for a PhD-student to work on the project \\\"Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks\\\". The project is founded by the Foundation for Polish Science \\\"Welcome\\\" programme operated within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013.

The ideal candidates should be familiar with the probability theory, computational complexity, algebra, and number theory. The knowledge of cryptography and information theory is a plus, but is not a prerequisite. Fluency in English is a must.

starting date: as soon as possible

duration: 2 years

formal requirement: while participating in the project the student should be enrolled to the MSc-level studies at some Polish university.



13:17 [Job][New] PhD Student, University of Warsaw

  Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw is looking for a PhD-student to work on the project \"Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks\". The project is founded by the Foundation for Polish Science \"Welcome\" programme operated within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013.

The ideal candidates should be familiar with the probability theory, computational complexity, algebra, and number theory. The knowledge of cryptography and information theory is a plus, but is not a prerequisite. Fluency in English is a must.



2012-07-03
12:22 [Job][New] PKI Officer, Federal Office of Police, Bern

  As PKI Officer you are responsible for the proper operation of the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in Switzerland. This includes the receipt and validation of foreign certificates for reading/validating biometric data from machine readable travel documents, the distribution of the Swiss certificates abroad according to the guidelines, checking the conformity of the electronic data of Swiss passports with international standards and specifications, ongoing training in the areas of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), electronic ID cards and digital signatures as well as the representation of our State\\\'s interests in international working groups (ICAO, ISO and EU. With your expertise, you also support the federal authorities for new projects.

For this challenging job, we are looking for a reliable and flexible personality. You have a university degree in computer science or mathematics as well as experience and training in the areas of PKI, RFID, encryption algorithms and relevants ISO standards, ICAO guidelines and EU requirements. Editorial skills, good communication and organizational skills and interdisciplinary thinking stand you out. We require a good knowledge of at least two Swiss official languages (work documents are mainly written in German) and English.