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Professor in Cyber Security and Privacy at Edinburgh

21 April 2015

Informatics at Edinburgh is recruiting a new (full) professor in the general area of Cyber Security and Privacy.  Specific topics of interest include systems security, network security, applied cryptography, but experts in other areas are encouraged to apply.

Starting date: 1st October 2015 or later by negotiation.
Closing date:  11th May 2015.
Full details

The department is the largest, most research productive Informatics and Computer Science department in the UK; we are also one of the top places for undergraduate teaching.  We are looking for an outstanding research leader and educator who can help us grow our expertise in the security and privacy area.

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.

Call for Papers: Annual Privacy Forum 2014

04 December 2013

Annual privacy forum 2014: Closing the loop from research to policy

20th and 21st of May in Athens

Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and, as local host, the Systems Security Laboratory (SSL) of the University of Piraeus organizes a two day event with the objective to provide a forum to academia, industry and policy makers in the field of privacy technology and legislation. For the scientific track of the event, the PC of the APF calls for original papers.


Important Dates

Full paper submission: December 16, 2013

Notification: February 03, 2014

Camera-ready paper submission: March 03, 2014