International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Ph.D. Scholarships - Post-Quantum Cryptography and Blockchain Applications
Monash University, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity; Melbourne, Australia

The post-quantum cryptography research group at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia, has Ph.D. student scholarship openings for research projects, including in particular the following areas:

1. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and their practical applications in blockchain consensus protocols.

2. Post-quantum Zero Knowledge Proof and SNARK protocols and their applications for privacy preserving blockchain transactions and smart contracts.

3. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and protocols for scalable and accountable blockchain transactions, including layer 2 payment channel protocols.

Students will have the opportunity to work in an excellent research environment and collaborate with experts in cryptography and blockchain systems in the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, and with industry partners.

Monash University is among the leading universities in Australia and is located in Melbourne, ranked as Australia's most liveable city and among the most liveable cities in the world.

Applicants should have a strong background and skills in preferably all of the following: mathematics, cryptography, and programming, especially in Sagemath/python and/or C/C++. They should have (or expected to complete in the next 12 months) a Masters or Honours equivalent qualification with a research thesis.

To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and include your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.

Contact: To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and send your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.
Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-19