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The IACR has selected 6 new members to be recognized as Fellows of the IACR. The 2015 Fellows are (in alphabetical order):
In 2004, the IACR established the IACR Fellows Program to recognize outstanding IACR members for technical and professional contributions that:
More information about the Fellows program, including the list of all Fellows, can be found at http://iacr.org/fellows/.
Contact: Xin.Huang (at) xjtlu.edu.cn
2. Wireless localization
Contact: Dawei.Liu (at) xjtlu.edu.cn
The two PhD fundings start from 2015-09, please send your applications as soon as possible.
The candidate should have a first class or upper second class honours degree, or a master’s degree, in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Security.
The student will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool (UK) upon successful completion of the program.
The award covers tuition fees for three years (currently equivalent to RMB 80,000 per annum) and provides a monthly stipend of 3500 RMB as a contribution to living expenses.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to
Doctoralstudies (at) xjtlu.edu.cn (please put the project title and primary supervisor’s name in the subject line).
• Two reference letters
• Personal statement outlining your interest in the position
• IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required
• Verified school transcripts in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)
• Verified certificates of education qualifications in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)
You will work on a new project on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The goal is to improve existing FHE schemes, and possibly design and implement new ones.
You should have a PhD in cryptography. Experience with FHE is a plus but not a necessity.
We offer a personal work space at the University, a highly competitive salary, and a dynamic and multicultural environment.
To apply: http://emea3.mrted.ly/n139
Please send your application online until May 15th, 2015. Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged
Conduct both fundamental as well as applied research that advances the state-of-the-art and deliver innovation. Candidate should have the ability to conduct (and desirably lead) research projects in the area of System-, Cloud-, or Networking- Security, in collaboration with other Bell Labs researchers (on site and overseas) as well as development engineers.
Research areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Network security;
- Security of Cloud and large-scale distributed systems;
- Security aspects of Programmable software-defined networks, Network controllers;
- Security of Systems at large.
Education: PhD in Computer Science or Electric Engineering related to security
Skills and Experience:
Proven research ability in the area of Networking-, System- or Cloud- Security. Experience with software development, system architecture, test-beds, simulations, or deployment and integration is strongly desired.
A post-doctoral position is immediately available in Bell Labs Israel. The research group is focused on the field of "distributed cloud networking" a new paradigm in which Cloud and SDN are used to virtualized many of the services currently deployed over dedicated hardware. The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Cloud, Networking, or System Security, in collaboration with other Bell Labs researchers as well as development engineers. Specific interest fields include, but are not limited to SDN, NFV, or Cloud infrastructure security.
Education: recent PhD in Computer Science or Electric Engineering related to cyber and security
Skills and Experience: Proven research ability in the area of Networking, System, or Cloud, Security. Experience with software or hardware development, system architecture, test-beds, or deployment and integration is strongly desired.
We make this proposal for two reasons. First, we believe it to be an interesting case study into the practicality of quantum-safe cryptography and into the difficulties one might encounter when transitioning to quantum-safe primitives within real-world protocols and code-bases. Second, we believe that Tor is a strong candidate for an early transition to quantum-safe primitives; users of Tor may be justifiably concerned about adversaries who record traffic in the present and store it for decryption when technology or cryptanalytic techniques improve in the future.
There are two main complexities when moving from one pairing type to another. First, the change in algebraic setting invalidates the original security proof. Second, there are usually multiple (possibly thousands) of ways to translate from a Type-I to a Type-III scheme, and the \"best\" translation may depend on the application.
Our contribution is the design, development and evaluation of a new software tool, AutoGroup+, that automatically translates from Type-I to Type-III pairings. The output of AutoGroup+ is: (1) \"secure\" provided the input is \"secure\" and (2) optimal based on the user\'s efficiency constraints (excluding software and run-time errors). Prior automation work for pairings was either not guaranteed to be secure or only partially automated and impractically slow. This work addresses the pairing security gap by realizing a fast and secure translation tool.