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: www.hgi.rub.de/graduiertenkolleg
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.