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== Open Positions, Jobs ==
 
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'''Research Associate (Postdoc) in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project) (M/F)'''
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We are full for the moment, but if you are an outstanding Ph.D. or postdoc candidate, send your CV to Alex.
 
We are full for the moment, but if you are an outstanding Ph.D. or postdoc candidate, send your CV to Alex.
 
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[[Media:2016_PhD_candidate_in_fincrypto.pdf| New Vaccancy, deadline extended till 5-June 2016]]
 
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Description: The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 3 year Postdoc position in Cryptography. Candidates with proven publication record and interests in one or several of the following areas are welcome to apply:<p></p><p>- Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</p><p></p><p>- Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures</p><p></p><p>- Financial cryptography, crypto-currencies, blockchain tech</p><p></p><p>- Privacy enhancing technologies</p><p></p><p>- White-box cryptography</p>
 
Description: The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 3 year Postdoc position in Cryptography. Candidates with proven publication record and interests in one or several of the following areas are welcome to apply:<p></p><p>- Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</p><p></p><p>- Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures</p><p></p><p>- Financial cryptography, crypto-currencies, blockchain tech</p><p></p><p>- Privacy enhancing technologies</p><p></p><p>- White-box cryptography</p>
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• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
 
• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
  
'''We offer'''<p></p><p>You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a large IT security-focused research center (>200 people researching all aspects of IT security). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. </p><p></p><p>Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:</p><p></p><p>• Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)</p><p></p><p>• A research statement indicating your interests, main achievements, motivation (max 1 page),
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'''We offer'''<p></p><p>You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a large IT security-focused research center (>250 people researching all aspects of IT security). The University offers highly competitive salaries (in the range of 5-6 Keuro per month net) and is an equal opportunity employer. </p><p></p><p>Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:</p><p></p><p>• Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)</p><p></p><p>• A research statement indicating your interests, main achievements, motivation (max 1 page),
  
 
Deadline for applications: '''January 15, 2018'''. Position is already available, so early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.
 
Deadline for applications: '''January 15, 2018'''. Position is already available, so early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.
  
 
Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
 
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• Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background (complexity of algorithms; probability/statistics; discrete math; basic cryptography,  algebra)
 
• Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background (complexity of algorithms; probability/statistics; discrete math; basic cryptography,  algebra)
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The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 1 year Post-doc position in Cryptography. The successful candidates will  contribute to an FNR-funded research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)".
 
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'''March 2016''' [[Vesselin Velichkov|Vesselin]] and [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] gave talks at [https://fse.rub.de/program.html FSE'16].
 
  
'''March 2016''' [[Dmitry Khovratovich|Dmitry]] gave talk about Argon2 at [http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/EuroSP2016/program_compact.php EURO S&P'16].
 
  
'''May 2016''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] gave talk on our new S-box reversing results at [http://ist.ac.at/eurocrypt2016/program.html Eurocrypt'16], Vienna.
 
  
'''June 2016''' [[Daniel Dinu|Daniel]] gave talk on Correlation Power Analysis of LW ciphers at [http://acns2016.sccs.surrey.ac.uk/ ACNS], UK
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'''January 2017''' [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] has organized [http://www.cryptolux.org/esc2017/ESC_2017 ESC'17] where many of us gave talks.
  
'''July 2016''' Dmitry will present Argon2 and Equihash at [https://www.ietf.org/meeting/upcoming.html IETF meeting] in Berlin.
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'''March 2017''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] gave talks about generic muliset-algebraic attacks, ASASA update and exponential S-boxes at the [https://www.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/labs/tiwata/fse2017/program.html FSE] in Tokyo, Japan.
  
'''August 2016''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] gave a talk at [https://www.iacr.org/conferences/crypto2016/ CRYPTO'2016] and will participate in [https://legitbs.net/ Defcon CTF Final].
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'''April 2017''' [[Sergei Tikhomirov|Sergei]] gave a talk about the Findel DSL at the [http://fc17.ifca.ai/wtsc/index.html 1st Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts] in Malta.
  
'''August 2016''' [[Dmitry Khovratovich|Dmitry]] gave a talk on  [[Media:Egalitarian.pdf| '''Egalitarian computing''']] at [https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity16/technical-sessions/presentation/biryukov Usenix Security'16].
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'''April 2017''' [https://www.cryptolux.org/mediawiki-esc2017/images/9/9a/ASJS-Topics_SymCrypto-ESC17.pdf Topics and Research Directions for Symmetric Cryptography]
  
'''September 2016''' [[Vesselin Velichkov|Vesselin]] gave talk at [http://www.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/labs/tiwata/diac2016/accepted.html DIAC'16].
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'''April 2017''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] defended his [http://orbilu.uni.lu/bitstream/10993/31195/1/thesis.pdf thesis].
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'''May 2017''' Team CryptoLUX has won shared 1st place at the [http://www.itnation.lu/luxblockhackathon-2017/ luxblockhackathon] for an Asset Management+KYC+UP PoC.
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'''July 2017''' [[Daniel Dinu|Daniel]] gave talk on SCA and Secure Network Protocols at [https://cy2sec.comm.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/acns2017/program.html ACNS], Japan.
  
'''October 2016''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] will give talk about [[SPARX| '''SPARX''']] at the [https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2016/10/lightweight-cryptography-workshop-2016 NIST Lightweight crypto] workshop.
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'''September 2017''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] and [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] have won the [https://run.whibox.cr.yp.to:5443/ whitebox design challenge] of ECRYPT and CHES2017. We also broke the three main competing designs.
  
'''October 2016''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] and his team have won the [https://2016.hack.lu/agenda/ hack.lu] CTF competition!
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'''November 2017''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] gave talk on new masking formulas at [https://2017.cardis.org/program.html CARDIS].
  
'''October 2016''' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zcash Zcash] cryptocurrency was launched with [http://hdl.handle.net/10993/22277 EquiHash] as its proof-of-work.
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'''November 2017''' Johann Großschädl gave talk about masking schemes with application to IoT at ISC'17 in Vietnam.
  
'''December 2016''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] and [[Vesselin Velichkov|Vesselin]] gave talk about [[SPARX| '''SPARX''']] at [http://www.asiacrypt2016.org/?page_id=62 ASIACRYPT'16] in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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'''November 2017''' [[Daniel Dinu|Daniel]] defended his [http://orbilu.uni.lu/bitstream/10993/33803/1/thesis.pdf thesis].
  
'''January 2017''' [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] has organized [http://www.cryptolux.org/esc2017/ESC_2017 ESC'17] where many of us gave talks.
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'''December 2017''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] has won the professional track of the [http://nsucrypto.nsu.ru/archive/2017/w Student Olympiad in Cryptography].
  
'''March 2017''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] gave talks about generic muliset-algebraic attacks, ASASA update and exponential S-boxes at the [https://www.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/labs/tiwata/fse2017/program.html FSE] in Tokyo, Japan.
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'''July 2018''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] hash won the best Ph.D. thesis 2017 award (the Rolf Tarrach prize) of the University of Luxembourg (about 1 in a 100 competition). Thesis is [http://orbilu.uni.lu/bitstream/10993/31195/1/thesis.pdf here].
  
'''April 2017''' [[Sergei Tikhomirov|Sergei]] gave a talk about the Findel DSL at the [http://fc17.ifca.ai/wtsc/index.html 1st Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts] in Malta.
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'''August 2018''' [[Qingju Wang|Qingju]] gave talk at Crypto 2018 on division property based cube attacks.
  
'''April 2017''' [https://www.cryptolux.org/mediawiki-esc2017/images/9/9a/ASJS-Topics_SymCrypto-ESC17.pdf Topics and Research Directions for Symmetric Cryptography]
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'''August 2018''' FinCrypt project has started.
  
'''April 2017''' [[Léo Perrin|Léo]] defended his [http://orbilu.uni.lu/bitstream/10993/31195/1/thesis.pdf thesis].
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'''November 2018''' [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] has given talk at Dagstuhl seminar on [https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=18461 Blockchain Security at Scale].
  
'''May 2017''' Team CryptoLUX has won shared 1st place at the [http://www.itnation.lu/luxblockhackathon-2017/ luxblockhackathon] for an Asset Management+KYC+UP PoC.  
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'''December 2018''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] has given talk about "Attacks and Countermeasures for White-box Designs" at Asiacrypt'2018 in Australia.
  
'''July 2017''' [[Daniel Dinu|Daniel]] gave talk on SCA and Secure Network Protocols at [https://cy2sec.comm.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/acns2017/program.html ACNS], Japan.
 
  
'''September 2017''' [[Aleksei Udovenko|Aleksei]] and [[Alex Biryukov|Alex]] have won the [https://run.whibox.cr.yp.to:5443/ whitebox design challenge] of ECRYPT and CHES2017. We also broke the three main competing designs.
 
  
 
[[Cryptolux Seminars]].
 
[[Cryptolux Seminars]].

Revision as of 11:32, 25 December 2018

Swiss NEMA cipher machine

CryptoLUX is a cryptology research group within Security and Trust interdisciplinary center (SnT) and the Computer Science and Communications (CSC) research unit of the University of Luxembourg. Professor Alex Biryukov is head of CryptoLUX and leads a team consisting of two permanent staff members (Johann Großschädl, Yann Le Corre), several postdoctoral researchers, and about half a dozen Ph.D. students. The CryptoLUX group also forms part of the Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS). This wiki serves as an informal platform for the presentation of ongoing research projects and the dissemination of research outcome, ex. peer-reviewed publications, tools for cryptanalysis, source code of cryptographic software. We do our best to ensure the correctness of the information provided by this wiki, but, of course, we can not guarantee that the content is suitable for any particular purpose, especially if it covers work in progress.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the CryptoLUX group is to define, conduct, and disseminate leading-edge research in cryptology (and closely related fields), and to pass the knowledge gained from research on to students and industry partners. CryptoLUX is one of the few academic research teams worldwide that possesses expertise across the full spectrum of cryptology, ranging from theoretical foundations to implementation aspects and applications. Our mission and objectives are devised in accordance with the three main goals of the University of Luxembourg, which are teaching, research and knowledge transfer at the highest international level. Members of CryptoLUX collaborate with top research groups around the world. Our current research projects cover a wide variety of topics including algorithm design (block ciphers, hash functions, proofs of work), cryptanalysis, communication security and privacy enchancing technologies, financial technologies/blockchain, efficient implementations, side-channel attacks, and reverse engineering.

Emerging information and communication technologies, such as cloud computing or the Internet of things, pose a number of unique challenges related to the design and implementation of cryptographic primitives, which has initiated a large of body of research in these areas. Nonetheless, the number of cryptanalytic attacks (both traditional ones as well as side-channel attacks) is steadily increasing, and many of these attacks have led to devastating security breaches with fatal consequences. We envision CryptoLUX to be in the forefront of an international research community that tackles these challenges and develops innovative solutions for complex security problems based on a solid cryptographic foundation. To achieve this, we strive for a greater understanding of how cryptosystems get broken (or otherwise fail) in the real world, how they can be designed and implemented to better resist attacks, and how they should be used to build secure systems and networks.

We organized ESC 2017

ESC (Early Symmetric Crypto) is a Dagstuhl-like seminar series on symmetric cryptography that fosters collaboration instead of competition. ESC 2017 took place January 16–20, 2017 in Canach, Luxembourg. The program chairs of ESC 2017 were Alex Biryukov, Joan Daemen, Stefan Lucks, and Serge Vaudenay. More information can be found here.

Open Positions, Jobs

Post-doctoral Researcher in Applied Cryptography

Start day: 1-June 2019 (earlier could be possible).

Duration: 1 year (extension possible)

For more info see: Vacancies



News and Announcements

See here history of past events.

July 2015 Argon2 has won the PHC competition!!!




January 2017 Alex has organized ESC'17 where many of us gave talks.

March 2017 Léo gave talks about generic muliset-algebraic attacks, ASASA update and exponential S-boxes at the FSE in Tokyo, Japan.

April 2017 Sergei gave a talk about the Findel DSL at the 1st Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts in Malta.

April 2017 Topics and Research Directions for Symmetric Cryptography

April 2017 Léo defended his thesis.

May 2017 Team CryptoLUX has won shared 1st place at the luxblockhackathon for an Asset Management+KYC+UP PoC.

July 2017 Daniel gave talk on SCA and Secure Network Protocols at ACNS, Japan.

September 2017 Aleksei and Alex have won the whitebox design challenge of ECRYPT and CHES2017. We also broke the three main competing designs.

November 2017 Aleksei gave talk on new masking formulas at CARDIS.

November 2017 Johann Großschädl gave talk about masking schemes with application to IoT at ISC'17 in Vietnam.

November 2017 Daniel defended his thesis.

December 2017 Aleksei has won the professional track of the Student Olympiad in Cryptography.

July 2018 Léo hash won the best Ph.D. thesis 2017 award (the Rolf Tarrach prize) of the University of Luxembourg (about 1 in a 100 competition). Thesis is here.

August 2018 Qingju gave talk at Crypto 2018 on division property based cube attacks.

August 2018 FinCrypt project has started.

November 2018 Alex has given talk at Dagstuhl seminar on Blockchain Security at Scale.

December 2018 Aleksei has given talk about "Attacks and Countermeasures for White-box Designs" at Asiacrypt'2018 in Australia.


Cryptolux Seminars.

How to reach us

We just moved to Belval Campus, Esch-Belval, Luxembourg. About 25 mins from Luxembourg city.