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

70% (unlimited, by 30. September 2020)

Your tasks

The topic of this project is focusing on investigating 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 security and cryptography courses.

Your profile

  • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.
  • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial.
  • Knowledge in cryptography is expected, while knowledge in differential privacy and or information theory is beneficial but not required.
  • Mathematical maturity is essential.
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 Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science.

We offer

sport & wellbeing

sport & wellbeing

food & drink @ HSG

food & drink @ HSG

further education

further education

public library

public library

flexible working hours

flexible working hours

various events

various events

For further information, please contact

Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Chair of CyberSecurity
aikaterini.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch

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


Arbana Nuhiji
Fachfrau Personalrecruiting und -beratung
Tel: +41 71 224 35 36
arbana.nuhiji@unisg.ch

«Ich freue mich, dass Sie sich für diese Position interessieren und Teil der Mitarbeitenden der Universität St.Gallen werden möchten. Ich würde mich freuen, Sie bald persönlich kennen zu lernen.»

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.