International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Ph.D. studentship - Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography
University of York, Department of Computer Science, York, UK
Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography.

Research supervision

If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei:

Award funding

If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes: ● £15,009 (2019/20 rate) per year stipend ● Home/EU tuition fees ● RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

Funding requirements

To be considered for this funding you must: ● meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science ● be eligible to pay home/EU fees

We will look favourably on applicants that can demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, algebra, quantum computation, artificial intelligence, computational complexity, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

Apply for this studentship

1. Apply to study ● You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science. ● You must quote the project title Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography in your application. ● There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

2. Provide a personal statement. As part of your application please provide a personal statement of 500-1,000 words with your initial thoughts on the research topic.


Applications are accepted all year round. The start date for the studentship will October 2020.


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Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security ( the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security

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Last updated: 2019-10-20 posted on 2019-10-18