1 Postdoc + 1 PhD Position in Secure Computation at University of Strathclyde, UK

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoc) position and a PhD studentship.

You will work on the project “Practical Data-intensive Secure Computation: a Data Structural Approach”. This is a 4-year grant funded by the EPSRC. The aim of the project is to investigate how data structures can be used as an efficiency and scalability booster in the context of secure computation. You will design novel cryptographic data structures and associated protocols for efficient secure computation, as well as apply them in domains such as cloud computing and data mining in order to solve real-world security/privacy problems. The project has particular emphasis on putting theory into practice. There will be opportunities to collaborate with industrial research labs and other leading universities.

The RA position (Ref: 15884):
Salary: £30434 – £32277
Full time, fixed term appointment (4 years)

Expected starting date: 1 oct 2015
Application Closing Date: Friday, 1 May 2015

The candidate must have:
* a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area;
* a strong background in cryptography/security;
* good programming skills (C++/Java, parallel/GPU computing experience is a plus).
* good communication and time management skills.

Experience/knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be desirable but not essential: computer networks, operating systems, databases, statistics and data mining.
More information and online application form: https://strathvacancies.engageats.co.uk

The PhD Studentship:
Full time, 3 years with a stipend (at least £13,863 /year) + home fees. Students from outside of EU are eligible but need other funding sources to cover the difference between home fees and overseas fees.
Application Closing Date: until filled
Online Application Form: http://pgr.strath.ac.uk/

The candidate must have:
* a first or upper second class honours degree, or a good master degree in a relevant area;
* good programming skills (C++/Java, parallel/GPU computing experience is a plus);
* a strong interest in security/cryptography;
* good communication and time management skills.

Contact: Dr Changyu Dong, (changyu.dong (at) strath.ac.uk)

Dr Changyu Dong
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Room 1302, Livingstone Tower
26 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XH, Scotland
Telephone: (+44) 0141 548 3328
Email: changyu.dong@strath.ac.uk
Home Page: http://personal.cis.strath.ac.uk/~changyu/

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