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PhD/Post-doc openings at TU Darmstadt

02 March 2015

The DEEDS group at TU Darmstadt ( researches themes of Trustworthy Systems/Software/Cloud covering both security and dependability.
We have multiple PhD/Post-doc openings (basic research, EC projects, DFG) in the area of Cloud Software and Security covering:

  • Software/Security Testing: Experimental fault injection, static analysis, formal verification…
  • Cloud Security Design/Quantification: SLA’s, Monitoring, Negotiation, Metrics …
  • Threat Analysis, Threat Profiling …

If you have a strong security/dependability background and passion for innovative research, please send your application including:

  1. Complete and detailed CV
  2. Complete educational transcripts including grades/degrees awarded
  3. A write-up describing your interests and potential alignment with the topics mentioned above.

Contact persons:

PhD Studentship in Privacy-friendly Computation

10 June 2014

PhD Supervisor: Dr G Danezis
Application Deadline: Friday, June 27, 2014

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of privacy enhancing technologies and cryptographic engineering at the Information Security Group of the UCL Department of Computer Science. The position is funded partly by Microsoft Research (MSR) and will be co-supervised by an MSR researcher.

We expect a candidate to have at least a strong 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related MSc course. A good engineering mathematics background and a willingness to become fluent with modern cryptographic constructions are necessary. A solid software engineering, compilers, or distributed systems background is desirable.

The successful applicant will study the engineering of tools and services to enable the wide deployment of privacy friendly computation techniques. A number of techniques in theoretical cryptography allow for computations to be performed on encrypted or otherwise obscured private data (including homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and zero-knowledge proofs). The aim of this project is to make those techniques practical and usable by non-cryptographers. Key challenges include a thorough understanding of the cryptographic primitives, but most importantly engineering innovation through the creation of both infrastructures (web services, trusted parties) and tools (compilers, libraries, languages) that implement the theoretical techniques, and provide a usable interface for non-experts to use them.

How to Apply:

Please follow the link to the online application form here:
You should mark the name of the studentship clearly on your personal statement.
The vacancy closing date is the 27th June 2014.
General enquiries about the application process should be directed to Melanie Johnson at
Questions regarding academic aspects of the project should be directed to George Danezis at

Funding Notes:

The studentship is open to all but only fully covers UK/EU fees. In addition a tax free stipend of £15,863 per year is provided.

PhD Position in "Internet of Things and Big Data" at Chalmers

07 March 2014

PhD Position in "Internet of Things and Big Data" at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

As PhD student you will join the Networks and Systems division and work at the intersection of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analysis. The Internet of Things enables an increasing connectivity of everyday devices and objects. These connected devices provide us with new insights into our daily life and we rely on Big Data Analysis to extract these insights. The overall aim of this PhD position is to develop new mechanisms and applications for the Internet of Things and combine these with Big Data Analysis to enable, for example, sustainable living in future, smart cities. A special focus shall be put on Internet of Things at metropolitan-scale, information security and privacy, near real-time data-stream analysis and energy-efficient networks.

Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits 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.

The ideal candidate for the position has a strong background in distributed and networked systems. Further background in cyber physical systems, information security, or data science is helpful. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for PhD student positions. Currently the starting salary is 26,250SEK per month before tax. The position is limited to a maximum of five years. The position is intended to start in summer 2014, but a different start could also be arranged.

Gothenburg is often referred to as the "heart of Scandinavia". The video below gives an impression what it's like to live and study in Gothenburg:

Please see here for a detailed position description, contact details, and information on how to apply: