University of Luxembourg

PhD Position in quantum-safe verifiable voting schemes

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

PhD Position in quantum-safe verifiable voting schemes

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) research group invites applications from candidates holding a M.Sc. to pursue research on quantum-safe verifiable voting schemes. The APSIA team of SnT is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, conducting research on the design and analysis of crypto primitives and protocols, security-critical systems, information assurance, and privacy. The appointee will join the recently established Quantum Lab, a team of eight researchers working on quantum and “post-quantum” information assurance.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental and international partners.

For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.luand https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia

Your Role

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) CORE project “EquiVox” and will conduct research on the design and evaluation on quantum-safe verifiable voting systems. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

  • Conducting research on the following topics in verifiable, coercion resistant voting systems:
    • Formal definitions of relevant properties such verifiability, privacy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance.
    • Modelling complex socio-technical systems, taking account of human aspects of security and trust.
    • Exploring quantum-safe algorithms and everlasting privacy for voting systems.
  • Providing guidance to M.Sc. students
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and talks at conferences and in journals.

For further information, please contact peter.ryan@uni.lu

Your Profile
  • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Theoretical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background
  • Knowledge on quantum-safe algorithms is considered a bonus
  • Good skills in programming
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
We offer

The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created university.

Further Information

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address and email address, education, work experience, publications if any)
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • A research statement indicating your interest, prior research (if any) and your motivation (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 2-3 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 15/07/2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.