The Secure Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for a funded PhD studentship in post-quantum cryptography. These next-generation cryptographic systems are designed to withstand attacks by both quantum and classical computers. The envisaged areas of research include isogeny-based and lattice-based post-quantum schemes (and possibly others), focusing on their security, efficiency, applications as well as the underlying mathematics.
This project will commence on the 1st July 2019 and will finish on the 30th June 2022.
Entry requirements: Essential: - Ideally, a 1st class degree in mathematics or computer science - Programming experience (any language) - Basic knowledge of number theory - Basic knowledge of cryptography - Strong written and verbal communication skills, both in plain English and scientific language Desirable: - A master’s degree in mathematics or computer science - Good knowledge of computational number theory - Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics/computation/information theory - Experience of conducting research
How to apply: Formal applications can be made via https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/computer-science-phd Please submit: your CV; copies of all degree certificates and transcripts; the contact details of two referees (or arrange for their letters of recommendation to be emailed to [email protected]); and a cover letter explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for this studentship, according to the essential and desirable criteria.
Interviews will be conducted either in person at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK) or via Skype.
All university tuition fees will be covered with a stipend of £16,000 per annum for UK/EU citizens only.