PhD position in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (m/w/d) 50-80%

St. Gallen
18.01. | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 50 – 80%

PhD position in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (m/w/d) 50-80%

PhD position in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (m/w/d)

70% (unlimited, by 01.01.2021)

Your tasks

We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student to work in the topics of information security and cryptography.
The student is 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 overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate provably secure cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform exciting and challenging research in the domain of information security and cryptography.

  • Support and assist in teaching computer security and cryptography courses.

Your profile

  • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in cryptography, network security and mathematics.

  • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial.

  • Excellent programming skills.

application deadline: 15.02.2021

The researcher will join a group of researchers focusing in applied and theoretical cryptography, network and information security and privacy-preservation led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. We are affiliated to the School of Computer Science (DCS) at the University of St.Gallen. Starting period is in the beginning of 2021 or under mutual agreement. We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

We offer

sport & wellbeing

food & drink @ HSG

further education

public library

flexible working hours

various events

For job-related questions

Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Chair of CyberSecurity

«We are looking forward to receiving your application for this position.»

Eriane Breu
Katerina's Administrative Assistant

«I am delighted that you are interested in this position at our University and would be pleased to meet you soon.»

Your place of work

University of St.Gallen

«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

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