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Postdoctoral position in Cryptography

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB - Göteborg - Publicerad: 2018-12-06 13:38:33

Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development and interaction design. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 150 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society. For more information about the department, see

Information about the research group
The research at the security and cryptography group is focused on designing reliable and provable secure cryptographic protocols and primitives as well as on investigating efficiency aspects. Among others we are involved in designing authentication protocols, designing provably secure cryptographic primitives as well as in designing systems security protocols. Our research is diverse and includes theoretical studies as well as application-driven and multidisciplinary projects. The Division employs about 25 persons. We offer an intellectually stimulating, international research environment with many opportunities for collaborations around the world. English is the working language. Candidates of any nationality are welcome to apply.

Job Description
We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in designing secure cryptographic protocols and primitives with a focus on verifiable delegation of computation. The position is for two years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the team of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (

The research project is funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program" (WASP) Sweden's largest individual research program ever, a program aimed at performing excellent research in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and software. More specifically, the selected candidate will work within the WASP expedition project "Secure, Private, and Low-Latency Cloud Connectivity for IoT Applications", which will be performed jointly at the department of Computer Science (Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa) and the department of Electrical Engineering (Prof. Giuseppe Durisi). A total of two postdoctoral researchers will be recruited within the project. This announcement pertains the recruitment of a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Computer Science and Engineering (Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa).

The overall goal of this project is to design secure, privacy-preserving, and low-latency wireless connectivity solutions for cloud computing. We will target a multi-client scenario where a large number of sporadically active, resource-limited devices communicate to a powerful but untrusted cloud server. The main goal of the postdoctoral researcher will be to design provably secure verifiable delegation computation protocols. Interconnections with interdisciplinary areas including differential privacy, information theory and statics will be investigated.

Major Responsibilities
The candidate will join the research team of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa, will perform research independently but also take active part in the supervision of master and PhD students. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for communicating the research progress in the project to the project stakeholders (including our industrial partners) mainly in the form of scientific publications and technical presentations. The position includes also the possibility of teaching at Master and PhD level.

The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). The preferred starting date is April 2019 but can be discussed under mutual agreement.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or in a related field with an expertise in cryptography and have an excellent publication record in top venues. Knowledge in cryptography is expected, while knowledge in differential privacy and or information theory is beneficial but not required.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application deadline: 5 January, 2019


For questions, please contact:
Aikaterini Mitrokotsa
Phone +46 31 772 1040

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

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