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06:32 [Job][New] Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Ozyegin University

  The School of Engineering at Özye?in University invites applications for faculty positions at all levels in Computer Science. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science is required. We are particularly interested in applicants in the security area, with expertise in topics including, but not restricted to, information/computer security & trust, secure systems network security, privacy, security in web and human interfaces, usable security. Applicants must have a strong commitment to conduct applied as well as theoretical research, to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to evelop and maintain active collaboration with industry. An outstanding track record of research and teaching accomplishments is expected.

Özye?in University is a private (foundation) university located in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The language of education is English. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website, to learn more.

Candidates should submit (electronically) a cover letter, together with their CV, teaching and research statements, and complete contact information of at least three professional references. Please direct questions and submit applications by email to Prof. Reha Civanlar, the Dean of Engineering (reha.civanlar (at), +90-216-5649777).

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

06:31 [Job][New] Postdoc , Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

  Postdoctoral positions in statistical, computational and learning-theoretic aspects of data privacy

As part of a joint project between Penn State, CMU and Cornell, we are inviting applications for several postdoctoral positions at Penn State University.

The principal investigators at Penn State are:
- Sofya Raskhodnikova (,
- Aleksandra Slavkovic ( and
- Adam Smith (

The other principal investigators on this project are:
- Stephen Fienberg (CMU, and
- John Abowd (Cornell,

We are looking for strong candidates interested in algorithmic, cryptographic, statistical and learning-theoretic aspects of data privacy. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science or a related field and a strong record of original research. The positions are for one year, extendable to up to three years. The starting date is negotiable.

The project spans a broad range of activities from the exploration of foundational theory to the development of concrete methodology for the social and economic sciences. Postdoctoral fellows may be involved in any of these aspects, depending on their interests and expertise. Extended research visits at CMU and Cornell are possible, though not necessary.

Interested candidates should send a CV and brief research statement, along with the names of three references, to one of the three Penn State investigators. Applications received before February 25, 2012 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to considered after that date until the position is filled.

21:04 [Conf][Crypto] Crypto 2012 online submission is open

  Crypto 2012 online submission is now open.

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Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2012. In addition to foundational, and application and implementation oriented topics, new cryptographic models and solutions to real-world problems, and innovative “out of the box” papers are particularly solicited.

Submission deadline: February 17, 2012 at 23:59 UTC (3:59 pm PST)

Program Chair: Rei Safavi-Naini
Program co-Chair: Ran Canetti
General Chair: Yiqun Lisa Yin

16:33 [Event][New] SOWN2012: 2nd International Workshop on Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks

  Submission: 18 March 2012
Notification: 18 April 2012
From June 25 to June 27
Location: Liverpool, UK
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16:18 [Event][New] SECRYPT 2012: 9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography

  Submission: 5 March 2012
Notification: 4 May 2012
From July 24 to July 27
Location: Rome, Italy
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09:05 [Event][New] CMS'2012: Communications and Multimedia Security

  Submission: 18 March 2012
Notification: 30 April 2012
From September 3 to September 5
Location: Canterbury, UK
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12:02 [Job][New] Senior Researcher / Post-Doc, TU Berlin

  Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) is the central research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom, Europe\'s leading telecommunications company. T-Labs is also a joint institute of Deutsche Telekom and TU-Berlin. Working in cooperation with other universities and industrial partners, it provides a bridge between commerce and science, so as to turn novel ideas for real problems into marketable innovations as quickly as possible. Around 360 Telekom experts and scientists from various disciplines from all over the world work in Germany\'s vibrant capital Berlin and at other sites in Darmstadt, Bonn (Germany), Beer Sheva (Israel) and Los Altos (USA) on developing novel solutions and new services for Deutsche Telekom.

T-Labs head office is housed on the campus of the TU Berlin with several research institutes working in various areas of information and communication technology. As a joint venture between a company at the cutting edge of information technology and a leading German university, Telekom Innovation Laboratories offers an unprecedented combination of academic freedom, practical focus, and the resources of a major corporation. The networking and security groups have several openings for highly qualified

Senior Research Scientists

in the broad areas of

• Networking (network measurement and analysis, network architecture, wireless networking, cloud networks, software defined networks, security)

• Security, Trust, and Privacy (fixed, wireless, and mobile communications, system security)

• Systems (secure, efficient virtualization for networks and/or embedded and/or server systems)

• Security on a nanometer-scale (side-channel attacks and resistance, circumventing and designing tamperproof devices)

Successful applicants will have recently completed a doctoral degree, e.g., in computer science, electrical engineering, or other disciplines related to the areas m

13:06 [Event][Update] Asiacrypt 2012

  Submission: 20 May 2012
Notification: 16 August 2012
From December 2 to December 6
Location: Beijing, China
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16:10 [Event][New] IEEE DEST-CEE 2012: 6th IEEE Inter. Conf. on Digital Ecosystems Technologies

  Submission: 15 March 2012
Notification: 19 April 2012
From June 18 to June 20
Location: Campione d'Italia, Italy
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15:42 [Job][New] Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Cryptography, Information Security Group - Royal Holloway, University of London


Applications are invited for a research position in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, to work on cryptographic research for the International Technical Alliance (ITA) project. The ITA is a large, open collaborative project that is jointly funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense. The ITA is tasked with producing breakthroughs in fundamental research to expand the technological capabilities of the US Army and the UK Armed Forces. The project involves 16 universities and 7 industrial partners. The particular research agenda for the post involves collaboration between four universities (located in the UK and the US).

The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the largest and oldest academic security research groups in Europe. Its interdisciplinary approach includes research on cryptographic algorithms, network security, computer security, security architectures and security management. The ISG is a partner in the ITA project with funding to work on the development of cryptographic security solutions.

The successful applicant will have (or near completion) a PhD in relevant subject. They will work with Dr. Carlos Cid and other members of the ISG to develop efficient and provably-secure cryptographic solutions for processing data in ad-hoc networks. This will involve fundamental research on the design and use of homomorphic encryption, homomorphic signatures, and secure outsourcing. An appreciation of the role that these cryptographic schemes may take in practical systems would be considered an advantage. The ideal candidate should be able to start as soon as possible until end February 2013 but the post may be extended after this time.

14:41 [Job][New] Faculty positions, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  Saarland University is seeking to establish within the department of mathematics and computer science several faculty positions as assistant professors (Juniorprofessor, W1) with tenure-track option, offered for a three-year term, with a possible extension of another three years, dependable on a teaching evaluation and an external evaluation of the research activities. Every position will receive additional complementary funding by the CISPA, to cover research personnel and other costs. Senior appointments including tenure will be considered in exceptional cases.

The positions are part of the recently established IT-security center "CISPA - Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability". CISPA was established as part of the German initiative to create three distinguished centers of outstanding research in IT-security. CISPA covers the whole range of research problems in IT-security, privacy, and accountability, from fundamental research questions to the development of new technologies and prototypic systems for practical application.

Applications are invited for positions in all areas related to IT-security, privacy, and accountability. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • design and formal verification of security protocols, programs, and architectures;
  • cryptography;
  • network and operating systems security;
  • web security;
  • privacy enhancing technologies in a broad sense, privacy in data acquisition, processing, and publishing;
  • reliability, accountability and trust;
  • security and privacy in decentralized systems;
  • as well cross-cutting disciplines such as usability and social aspects in this research field.
  • A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research record are required. The working and teaching language is English. Candidates should submit their application curriculum vitae, photograph, list of public