The research group Computer Algebra and Cryptography at TU Darmstadt headed by Prof. Buchmann is looking for doctoral students. TU Darmstadt is a partner in the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt CASED, one of the internationally leading research institutions in cyber security. The successful candidate will greatly benefit from the excellent CASED research environment.
The applicants are expected to hold a master degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related area and to have a background in cryptography.
(1) We look for a doctoral student in the area of lattice-based cryptography at the earliest possible date. Lattice-based cryptography is a very promising direction in cryptography offering both (presumably) quantum immunity and additional features, e.g., fully homomorphic encryption. We are interested in both cryptanalysis (the concrete hardness of lattice problems) and the construction of provably secure and practical lattice-based schemes.
Previous experience in algebra, number theory, the geometry of numbers, and/or lattice-based cryptography is advantageous. The successful candidate will work in a research team of several doctoral students led by Dr. Özgür Dagdelen.
Please send your application to lattice-position (at) cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.
(2) We offer a three-year position (doctoral student or postdoc) in a research project funded by the German Science Foundation DFG. The goal of this project is to integrate the hash-based signature scheme XMSS, invented in Darmstadt, into crypto-based security solutions such as SSL/TLS, HTTPS, S/MIME in collaboration with the company Genua mbH in Kirchheim.
Postdocs are also encouraged to apply here. Previous experience in the area of the project is advantageous. The successful candidate will work in a research team dealing with cryptography and crypto-based security solutions.
Please send your application to ha