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<li>Side-channel attacks (e.g. DPA) on symmetric cryptographic primitives and countermeasures</li>
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<p>The position is offered on basis of a fixed-term contract for a duration of three years, which includes a probation period of six months. <!-- The monthly salary is roughly 3,600 Euros net (i.e. after deduction of taxes and social security contributions).--> Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a list of publications, copies of diploma certificates, and names and contact details of three references. Applications received by '''1st February 2013''' will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.</p>
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<p>The position is available from July 2013 on basis of a fixed-term contract for a duration of three years, which includes a probation period of six months.  
 
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LACS offers excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a list of publications, copies of diploma certificates, and names and contact details of three references. Applications received by '''5th May 2013''' will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.</p>
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>
 
 
 
== <span id="PhD">Two Ph.D. Positions in Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things</span> ==
 
 
 
<p>The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security ([http://lacs.uni.lu LACS]) of the [http://www.uni.lu University of Luxembourg] is looking for two Ph.D. students in the area of [http://www.bochum.ihk.de/linebreak4/mod/netmedia_document/data/Lightweight_Cryptography.pdf lightweight cryptography]. The successful candidates will contribute to a research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)", which is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche ([http://www.fnr.lu FNR]). Both Ph.D. students will be supervised by Prof. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and collaborate with other members of LACS as well as external research partners.</p>
 
 
 
<p>The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things Internet of Things (IoT)] is envisioned as a global network connecting billions of "smart" devices capable of creating, processing, and/or exchanging information without direct intervention of human beings. Security and privacy issues pose a significant challenge to the further expansion of the IoT and the user acceptance of numerous IoT-based applications and services. The ACRYPT project aims at securing the IoT by researching the design and implementation of lightweight cryptographic primitives for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification RFID tags], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_sensor_network wireless sensor nodes], and other smart objects. ACRYPT consists of two Work Packages (WPs); the first WP is devoted to the cryptanalysis of existing [http://www.ecrypt.eu.org/lightweight/index.php/ECRYPT_Lightweight_Cryptography_Lounge lightweight algorithms] (in particular block ciphers and hash functions) and the design of a novel multi-purpose cryptographic primitive. The second WP deals with the efficient and secure (i.e. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_channel_attack side-channel resistant]) implementation of lightweight symmetric primitives in hardware and software. Both WPs contain well-defined tasks suitable for Ph.D. students and should yield a number of high-quality publications.</p>
 
 
 
<p>Candidates are expected to hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with outstanding grades. Applications from M.Sc. students who will graduate in spring 2013 will also be considered. A solid background in algorithms and data structures, discrete mathematics, probability theory and statistics, software development, computer architecture, and information security is a general requirement to qualify for a Ph.D. position in LACS. Hands-on experience in hardware design (VHDL, SystemC) or programming of embedded systems (AVR, MSP430, ARM, etc.) is an asset for the Ph.D. position connected to the second WP. Candidates with an interest to conduct leading-edge research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
 
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<li>Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</li>
 
<li>Efficient implementation of cryptosystems in hardware and/or software</li>
 
<li>Physical attacks (SPA, DPA, fault attacks, etc.) and countermeasures</li>
 
</ul></p>
 
 
 
<p>Both Ph.D. positions are initially offered for three years, but an extension to a fourth year is possible. <!-- The monthly salary is roughly 2,000 Euros net (i.e. after deduction of taxes and social security contributions).--> Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a transcript of courses and grades, and copies of diploma certificates. Applications received by <b><s>15th January 2013</s> 31st January 2013</b> will be given full consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled. The ACRYPT project is planned to start in summer 2013; the exact date depends on the successful candidates' ability to obtain a visa and/or work permit for Luxembourg.</p>
 
  
 
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>
 
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>

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PostDoc Position in Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things

The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS) of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of lightweight cryptography. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)", which is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR). Besides conducting high-quality research, the tasks associated with this position include the co-supervision of a Ph.D. student and the dissemination of research results. The ACRYPT project is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov and expected to start in summer 2013.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is envisioned as a global network connecting billions of "smart" devices capable of creating, processing, and/or exchanging information without direct intervention of human beings. Security and privacy issues pose a significant challenge to the further expansion of the IoT and the user acceptance of numerous IoT-based applications and services. The ACRYPT project aims at securing the IoT by researching the design and implementation of lightweight cryptographic primitives for RFID tags, wireless sensor nodes, and other smart objects. ACRYPT consists of two Work Packages (WPs); the first WP is devoted to the cryptanalysis of existing lightweight algorithms (in particular block ciphers and hash functions) and the design of a novel multi-purpose cryptographic primitive. The second WP deals with the efficient and secure (i.e. side-channel resistant) implementation of lightweight symmetric primitives in hardware and software.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or be in the final stages of a Ph.D. program) in cryptography or a closely related discipline. Applications from researchers with experience in embedded systems security, network security, privacy/anonymity, or mobile/wireless security will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record including papers in top-tier crypto/security conference proceedings or journals, as well as hands on experience with real-world applications and systems. Candidates with an interest to conduct leading-edge research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
  • Side-channel attacks (e.g. DPA) on symmetric cryptographic primitives and countermeasures

The position is available from July 2013 on basis of a fixed-term contract for a duration of three years, which includes a probation period of six months. LACS offers excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a list of publications, copies of diploma certificates, and names and contact details of three references. Applications received by 5th May 2013 will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Contact: Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at http://lacs.uni.lu/members)