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ECRYPT-NET is a research network of six universities and two companies that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, and to create efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network will educate a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training will be provided in an international context that include Summer Schools, workshops and internships. Participants are expected to spend at least six months abroad with a network partner or in one of the seven associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates, ideally with background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.
Two of the ECRYPT-NET ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions will be based at Ruhr-University Bochum, to work on the following projects:
Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions.
Founded in 2001, the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a world-leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst-Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students. It hosts the only German Research Training Group for Doctoral students in Cryptology.
Please contact with Dr. Huafei Zhu (zhuhf (at) zucc.edu.cn) if you are interested in these positions
One of the posts may be a teaching-focussed position, and would suit someone with significant industry experience who is able to authoritatively teach topics related to cyber security in industry. Applicants for this position are not expected to have a research track record, but should have a track record of achievement in industry.
Subject to approval from funding agency, the research project will investigate security and privacy issues in Cyber-Physical Systems. A team of 5 researchers will work on the project, including 3 Ph.D. students.
Applications are invited for fixed-term studentships (annual value of €18K, plus fees) from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake a PhD within the Department of Computer Science. Applicants should have a Masters degree in computer science or a closely related discipline, although applications from truly exceptional students with a honours bachelor\'s degree will be considered. Ideally, applicants will have some project experience in the areas of network security (intelligent transportation systems or industrial control systems would be a plus), privacy, or more generally computer security. Applicants must have very good mathematical ability and an interest in systems programming and experimental computer science.
Applicants must demonstrate good inter-personal skills, and a high standard of spoken and written English. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. Non-EU applicants should visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/noneu-pg/english/ for UCC English Language Requirements.
How to apply:
Applications by email to Mary Noonan m.noonan (at) cs.ucc.ie and must include “PhD Studentship CyPS” in the subject line. Applications must include, in PDF format only:
1. 300 word personal statement explaining your interest in the project and computer security&privacy research;
2. full CV;
3. copy of transcript(s) showing names of all courses taken and grades achieved;
4. summaries of projects (BSc/MSC), internships and relevant work experience completed.
5. names and contact information of at least one reference.
For further information about the position, p
Our department is the largest, most research productive Informatics and Computer Science department in the UK; we are also one of the top places for undergraduate teaching. We are looking for an outstanding research leader and educator who can help us grow our existing expertise in the security and privacy area.
Please check the information at the link below and the online vacancy details page for full details of the job specification. We encourage making informal contact before application.
We present the first information-theoretic MPC protocol which is secure with identifiable abort (in short ID-MPC) using a correlated randomness setup. This complements a negative result of Ishai et al. (TCC 2012) which rules out information-theoretic ID-MPC in the OT-hybrid model, thereby showing that pairwise correlated randomness is insufficient for information- theoretic ID-MPC.
In the standard model (i.e., without a correlated randomness setup), we present the first computationally secure ID-MPC protocol making black-box use of a standard cryptographic primitive, namely an (adaptively secure) oblivious transfer (OT) protocol. This provides a more efficient alternative to existing ID-MPC protocols, such as the GMW protocol, that make a non-black-box use of the underlying primitives.
As a theoretically interesting side note, our black-box ID-MPC provides an example for a natural cryptographic task that can be realized using a black-box access to an OT protocol but cannot be realized unconditionally using an ideal OT oracle.