Post-Doc-Position, PhD or Qualification Fellows at DFG Research Training Group

25.04.2012 - Thorsten Holz

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum is one of Europe's leading research centers in IT-security. The DFG (German Research Foundation) awarded more than €4 million to the HGI for the establishment of the interdisciplinary research training group "New Challenges for Cryptography in Ubiquitous Computing". We are looking for candidates with outstanding PhD, Master/Diplom or Bachelor in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics or related areas.

Further information:

The research training group will study problems which are fundamental for securing the Internet of Things. The research is structured in three levels: cryptographic primitives, device and system level. The research topics range from cryptographic foundations such as fully homomorphic encryption for privacy in cloud computing, over security for medical implants to Internet security solutions involving new national ID cards. A central goal of the doctoral training is an interdisciplinary and structured education at the highest scientific level. Establishing networks to top internationally research groups is part of the training.

A cen­tral goal of the trai­ning plan is an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and struc­tu­red Ph.D. phase with an in­no­va­ti­ve two-ad­vi­sor con­cept, a close cou­pling with the RUB Re­se­arch School and man­d­ato­ry re­se­arch vi­sits at lea­ding in­ter­na­tio­nal re­se­arch groups. A high qua­li­ty edu­ca­ti­on is as­su­red by tailo­red gra­dua­te cour­ses, se­mi­nars and an­nual sum­mer schools.

For fe­ma­le doc­to­ral stu­dents, there are com­pre­hen­si­ve of­fers for gen­der equa­li­ty by the Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty to­ge­ther with a sub­ject-spe­ci­fic pro­gram or­ga­ni­zed by the RTG. All doc­to­ral stu­dents will also be­ne­fit from the em­bed­ding in ECRYPT, the Eu­ropean Net­work of Ex­cel­lence in Cryp­to­gra­phy, other in­ter­na­tio­nal ac­tivi­ties of the PIs (in­clu­ding the or­ga­niza­t­i­on of lea­ding con­fe­ren­ces), and the well es­ta­blis­hed con­nec­tions to high­ly re­le­vant com­pa­nies.

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