The cryptography group in the Information Security discipline at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, invites applications for PhD students starting in 2014 in various aspects of cryptographic protocols and algorithms. We are always interested in taking on new research students with appropriate background knowledge and an interest in challenging problems in the area.
Research interests of the group include:
- design and cryptanalysis of stream ciphers
- elliptic curves and pairings; identity-based cryptography
- lattice-based cryptography
- design and analysis of key exchange protocols
- real-world Internet cryptography protocols
Interested students should contact one of the potential supervisors (Emeritus Professor Ed Dawson, Associate Professor Xavier Boyen, Dr Leonie Simpson, Dr Douglas Stebila) to discuss the availability of a suitable project. For these projects students will be expected to have a strong mathematical and computer science background. Previous experience in cryptography and networking is an advantage.
QUT offers competitive scholarships for living expenses and tuition fee waivers to support domestic and international PhD students. Applications for admission are accepted year-round, but the deadline for the annual scholarship competition is Sunday 13 October 2013.