Postdoc position at Royal Holloway

We got a one year crypto postdoc position in the Information Security Group.

Location Egham
Salary £33,789 to £39,902 per annum – including London Allowance
Closing Date Monday 10 October 2016
Interview Date To be confirmed
Reference 0916-295

The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of Cryptography. The position is available now for the period of one year.

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Kenny Paterson and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics in Cryptography. Our current areas of interest include lattice-based cryptography, multilinear maps, indistinguishability obfuscation, and applied cryptography.

Applicants should have already completed (essential if COS required), or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

This is a full time post, available as soon as possible for a fixed term period of 12 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Informal enquiries can be made to Kenny Paterson at kenny.paterson@rhul.ac.uk.

The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Lecturer Position in the Information Security Group

My department is hiring a new lecturer whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. If you have questions get in touch either as suggested below or — if that works better for you — with me.

Lecturer in Information Security

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Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London

Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants who will be able to help drive forward research related to Internet of Things (IoT) security.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

This is a full time and permanent post, with an intended start date of 1st September, 2016, although an earlier or slightly later start may be possible. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Keith Mayes on keith.mayes@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 0216-068

Closing Date: Midnight, 1st April 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Information Security within Royal Holloway, University of London.

Post-Doctoral Position in Malware Detection at Royal Holloway, University of London

My colleague Lorenzo has a nice post doc position in malware detection. Also, the closing date for the Multilinear Maps postdoc here at Royal Holloway is tomorrow.

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Postdoc at Royal Holloway on Multilinear Maps

The multilinear maps project I worked on previously is looking for a new postdoc. See ad below. It’s not necessarily very long, but it’s a nice gig: it’s on an interesting topic, the ISG is a good department and Kenny is a very nice boss. If you have questions, you can get in touch with Kenny. or, if that’s better for you, feel free to get in touch with me as well.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Information Security

  • Location: Egham
  • Salary: £33,476 to £39,528 per annum – including London Allowance Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 04 November 2015
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 1015-296
  • Full time fixed term until 31st July 2017

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Information Security Group.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work alongside Professor Kenny Paterson, Dr Enrique Larraia, and the Visiting Researchers Professor Dennis Hofheinz (TU Karlsruhe) and Professor Steven Galbraith (Auckland) on topics within the following areas: the construction and analysis of multilinear maps; the development of sound abstractions of current and future proposals for multilinear maps that are suitable for use by cryptographers; the development of cryptographic schemes making use of multilinear maps; and the formal security analyses of these schemes.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography, ideally with significant experience in cryptanalysis of lattice-based schemes and/or the analysis of cryptographic schemes using provable security techniques. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

This is a time post, immediately available until the 31st July 2017. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Kenny Paterson on Kenny.Paterson@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/ . The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 1015-296

Closing Date: Midnight, 4th November 2015

Three sweet but short postdocs in France

The HPAC project has three one-year postdoc positions available:

Three research positions (postdoc or research engineer), offered by the French ANR project HPAC  (High Performance Algebraic Computation), are open.

Title: High Performance Algebraic Computing

Keywords: parallel computing, computer algebra, linear algebra, C/C++ programming

Locations:

  • Grenoble, France (LIG-MOAIS, LJK-CASYS),
  • Lyon, France (LIP-AriC),
  • Paris, France (LIP6-PolSys),

Starting date: between June 2014 and January 2015

Type of position: 3 postdoc or research engineer positions of 1 year each

Detailed descriptions:

General Context:

The ambition of the project HPAC is to provide international reference high-performance libraries for exact linear algebra and algebraic systems on multi-processor architectures and to influence parallel programming approaches for algebraic computing. It focuses on the design of new parallel algorithms and building blocks dedicated to exact linear algebra routines. These blocks will then be used for the parallelization of the sequential code of the LinBox and FGb libraries, state of the art for exact linear algebra and polynomial systems solving, and used in many computer algebra systems. The project combines several areas of expertise: parallel runtime and language, exact,
symbolic and symbolic/numeric algorithmic, and software engineering.

Profile of the positions:

We are seeking for candidates with solid expertise in software library design and developments (e.g. C, C++, OpenMP, Autotools, versioning,…) with preferably good background on mathematical software and computer algebra algorithmic. The main outcome of the work will depend on the type of the position (postdoc or engineer) and include code development in open-source C/C++ libraries such as LinBox, FGb, Kaapi and research publications in international journals or conferences.

Each location is seeking for candidates matching with the following keywords:

  • Lyon: (contact: Gilles….@ens-lyon.fr) High performance/parallel computer algebra, symbolic and mixed symbolic-numeric linear algebra,  validated computation, high performance Euclidean lattice computation, lattice basis reduction.
  • Grenoble: (contact: Jean-Guill…@imag.fr) Library design and development, LinBox, Sage, XKaapi, parallel exact linear algebra, work-stealing and data-flow tasks.
  • Paris: (contact: Jean-Charl…@groebner.org) Polynomial system solving, Gröbner basis computations, parallel exact linear algebra, algebraic cryptanalysis, distributed computing.

Feel free to exchange with the contact person of each site for further information.

Postdoc position in Cryptology at DTU

DTU has a postdoc position available in the crypto group. I can highly recommend working there.

Apply for the job at DTU Compute by completing the following form.

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, would like to invite applications for a Postdoc position of 18 months, starting 1 April 2014 or soon thereafter.

The topic of the project is lightweight cryptology, which regards scenarios involving strongly resource-constrained devices.

Qualifications
Candidates for the position should have a solid background in hardware design and automation and be able to work on the physical constraints and optimization of the hardware implementations or, alternatively, we will consider candidates with a strong cryptanalytic and mathematical background who are able to analyse the security of ciphers to be designed.

All candidates must have a PhD degree in applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering or academic qualifications equivalent to the PhD degree in engineering and they should have demonstrated qualifications in cryptology. The candidate must be well versed in written and spoken English.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of appointment
The Danish Research Council finances the positions. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Further Information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Lars R. Knudsen, DTU Compute, e-mail: lrkn@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Compute on www.compute.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2014. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma
  • List of publications