International Association for Cryptologic Research

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PhD positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (Fully funded)
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
We are looking for bright and motivated PhD students to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The students will join the Cybersecurity and applied Cryptography group led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch/). The students are expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The positions are funded with a competitive salary and the workplace is in beautiful St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Research areas: Research areas include but are not limited to:
  • Verifiable computation
  • Secure Multi Party Computation
  • Privacy-preserving authentication
  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Privacy-preserving biometric authentication
Your Profile:
  • A MSc degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
  • Excellent programming skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Final Deadline for applications: 15 August 2022
Starting date: By mutual agreement
Apply online: Send your cv, transcripts, motivation letter and research statement by email to Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2022-08-04 posted on 2022-07-16