[PhD] Position in Information Security (Chalmers University of Technology, Suecia)


Nos llega la siguiente oferta de doctorado de la Universidad Tecnológica de Chalmers en Suecia. En los tiempos que corren la seguridad en internet y en la red en general es uno de los temas en auge. La universidad de Chalmers ofrece un doctorado de hasta 5 años en el tema de seguridad de redes siendo necesarios conocimientos previos de seguridad y criptografía para solicitar la vacante.

Fecha final solicitud: 31 Enero 2014

Para más información, os adjuntamos la oferta al completo.

We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate to work in the area of information and communication security with a focus on authentication problems in constrained settings. This is particularly important for applications involving mobile phones, wireless communication and RFID systems, which suffer from restrictions in terms of power resources, network connectivity, computational capabilities, as well as potential privacy issues. The overall aim of the project will be to develop nearly optimal algorithms for achieving security and privacy while minimising resource use.

More concretely, part of the research will involve the analysis and development of authentication protocols in specific settings. This will include investigating resistance of both existing and novel protocols against different types of attacks, theoretically and experimentally. In addition to investigating established settings, such as RFID authentication, the research will also explore more general authentication problems, such as those that arise in the context of trust in social networks, smartphone applications and collaborative data processing. This will be done by grounding the work in a generalised decision-making framework. The project should result in the development of theory and authentication mechanisms for noisy, constrained settings that strike an optimal balance between reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and resource consumption. Some previous research related to this research project can be found here: http://lasecwww.epfl.ch/~katerina/Publications.html

Applicants for the position shall have a Master’s Degree or corresponding in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security and Cryptography or in a related discipline. A master’s degree in information security and cryptography is a bonus.

Experience in one or more of cryptography, probability and statistics, decision and game theory are beneficial. Mathematical maturity and excellent written and oral English skills are essential.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

We offer:
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

How to Apply
The application should be marked with Ref 20130178 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

  1. Application: (Please name the appendix in the e-recruitment system as: APPLICATION, Surname, reference number)
    − CV, include complete list of publications,
    − Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences,
    − Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
    − Two references that we can contact.
  2. Personal letter/Qualifications 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.
    − Previous research fields and main research results.
    − Future goals and research focus. Is there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
  3. Other:
    − Copies of bachelor or master’s thesis.
    − Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

For questions, please contact:
Research: Katerina Mitrokotsa,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Networks and Systems Division,



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