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== <span id="PostDoc">PostDoc Position in Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things</span> ==
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== Two Ph.D. Positions in Cryptography and IT Security ==
  
<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 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 ([http://www.fnr.lu 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. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and expected to start in summer 2013.</p>
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<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 cryptography and IT security. The successful candidate for the first position 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]).  
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The second Ph.D. position can be in any area of research in which LACS is currently engaged (e.g. applied cryptography, network security, anonymity and privacy) and candidates are invited to submit their own proposals for possible projects. 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.</p>
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<p>Candidates are expected to hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent grades (GPA &gt; 80&#37;). A solid background in algorithms and data structures, 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 related to the ACRYPT project. Candidates with an interest to conduct leading-edge research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
 
 
<p>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:
 
 
<ul>
 
<ul>
 
<li>Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</li>
 
<li>Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</li>
<li>Side-channel attacks (e.g. DPA) on symmetric cryptographic primitives and countermeasures</li>
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<li>Efficient implementation of cryptosystems</li>
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<li>Side-channel attacks and countermeasures</li>
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<li>Security of mobile and embedded devices</li>
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<li>Network security</li>
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<li>Anonymity and privacy</li>
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<li>Digital currencies (e.g. Bitcoin)</li>
 
</ul></p>
 
</ul></p>
  
<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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<p>Both Ph.D. positions are initially offered for three years, but an extension to a fourth year is possible. 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 CV (including detailed information about the obtained degrees and overall GPA in both the undergraduate and graduate program), as well as a transcript of courses and grades. Applications received by '''5th January 2014''' will be given full consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled.</p>
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 '''17th July 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="Ph.D.">Ph.D. Position in Cryptography</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 cryptography and IT security. The successful candidate for the 1st position 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]).  The ACRYPT project is led by Prof.  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and has started in summer 2013.</p> The second position covers any of the following: applied cryptography,  anonymity and privacy, network/mobile security, code security, embedded systems security.
 
 
 
<p>Candidates are expected to hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science,
 
electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent grades.
 
A solid background in algorithms and data structures, 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.) could be a plus for the 1st position, while outstanding
 
mathematical ability (in particular participation in math or computer science Olympiads and competitions at high school or university level) would be an asset for the second position.  Candidates with an interest to conduct leading-edge research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
 
 
 
<ul>
 
<li> Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives </li>
 
<li> Efficient implementation of cryptosystems in hardware and software </li>
 
<li> Physical attacks (SPA, DPA, fault attacks, etc.) and countermeasures </li>
 
<li> Network and Mobile security </li>
 
<li> Privacy/Anonymity </li>
 
<li> Embedded Systems security </li>
 
<li> Code and OS security </li>
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
 
 
<p>The positions are available from September 2013 on the 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 (> 2000 euros). 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 '''15th August 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>
 
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>

Revision as of 18:00, 4 December 2013

Two Ph.D. Positions in Cryptography and IT Security

The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS) of the University of Luxembourg is looking for two Ph.D. students in cryptography and IT security. The successful candidate for the first position 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). The second Ph.D. position can be in any area of research in which LACS is currently engaged (e.g. applied cryptography, network security, anonymity and privacy) and candidates are invited to submit their own proposals for possible projects. Both Ph.D. students will be supervised by Prof. Alex Biryukov and collaborate with other members of LACS as well as external research partners.

Candidates are expected to hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent grades (GPA > 80%). A solid background in algorithms and data structures, 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 related to the ACRYPT project. 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
  • Efficient implementation of cryptosystems
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • Security of mobile and embedded devices
  • Network security
  • Anonymity and privacy
  • Digital currencies (e.g. Bitcoin)

Both Ph.D. positions are initially offered for three years, but an extension to a fourth year is possible. 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 CV (including detailed information about the obtained degrees and overall GPA in both the undergraduate and graduate program), as well as a transcript of courses and grades. Applications received by 5th January 2014 will be given full consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled.

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