PhD position in Information Security and Cryptography – Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

1 PhD Position in Information Security and Cryptography at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Application deadline: January 31, 2015 or until the position is filled so please submit your application asap.
*Job description*

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for 1 PhD position in Security and Cryptography, as follows:


*  PhD Position in Information Security

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography.

General goal: Develop secure and privacy-preserving authentication protocols for wireless communications and wearable computing devices.

More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication mechanisms for wearable computing devices (RFID tags, sensors connected with mobile phones or other wireless devices) that provide:
i) accurate and transparent authentication,
ii) rigorous privacy guarantees, even if multiple wearable devices are involved in the authentication.

The overall aim of the announced PhD position will be to develop nearly optimal authentication protocols for achieving security while minimising resource use and guaranteeing privacy-preservation.

Special focus on:
– Authentication protocols for noisy and resource constrained environments (RFID systems, wireless sensor networks).
– Achieving security and privacy while minimising resource cost.
– Resistance of authentication protocols against different types of attacks.
– Authentication problems in social networks, smartphone applications.
– Lightweight cryptography.

Experience in one or more of cryptography, probability and statistics, decision and game theory are beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa.

*Details about Employment*

PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties.  Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for PhD student positions.  Currently the starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax.  The position is intended to start immediately.

*Suitable Background*

Applicants should have a Master’s Degree or corresponding degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in a related discipline. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are needed.

*How to apply*

Applications and more info:

*Contact persons for further information:*

Katerina Mitrokotsa <aikaterini.mitrokotsa@>,

*The Department*

The Department has about 70 faculty members and enrolls about 90 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry all around the world. For more information, see .

*Gothenburg, Sweden*

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