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Ph.D. Thesis on Efficient Secure Multi-Party Computation
Bosch Research, Renningen, Germany
Bosch Research is developing an open source cloud platform ( for computing on encrypted data using Secure Multi-party Computation (MPC). Potential use cases include, but are not limited to, Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning and Privacy-Preserving Data Analytics. For such large computations on big data, active secure MPC becomes quite expensive. Bosch Research is therefore trying to reduce the computational and communication costs of MPC by optimizing the underlying cryptographic primitives and protocols.

Thus, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong background in applied cryptography and preferably also MPC. The candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Education: Hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in IT security or computer science.
  • Experience and Knowledge: Strong background in (applied) cryptography with a particular focus on cryptographic protocols/MPC, including security models and basic security proof techniques. Good software development/programming skills.
  • Personality and Working Practice: Self-motivated and enthusiastic, independent, reliable, creative, and able to work in an international team with diverse background.
  • Language: Fluent English language skills.

If the above requirements apply to you, you are welcome to read on. The successful candidate will:
  • become a part of the team and advance research on MPC.
  • develop novel approaches to improve the practical efficiency of actively secure MPC protocols.
  • design efficient MPC protocols for diverse use-cases.
  • publish and present the results in top-tier journals and at conferences.
The position is based at the Bosch Research Campus in Renningen, Germany, fully funded for three years, no teaching duties, 30 days of anual vacation, and the usual benefits.

Please submit your application, including your CV, transcripts of records from your Master studies, and a cover letter including your research background and research interest, via:
Contact: Formal applications must be submitted through:
Last updated: 2024-06-24 posted on 2024-06-24