Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings-(University of South Florida)

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  • Post Date: September 25, 2021
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Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings

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University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.

We have (fully funded) multiple PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2022 (August 2022) or Spring 2022 (January 2022) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according to Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

  • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
  • Secure multi-party computation for TML

Trustworthy Blockchains

  • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
  • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains

Secure Internet of Things and Systems (IoT) and Next Generation Wireless Networks

  • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
  • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
  • Efficient digital signatures

Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

  • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation


  • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
  • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
  • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable

Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:

  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three reference letters (send by referees)
  • Research statement
  • GRE and TOEFL

Contact: Person to Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/


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  • QualificationBachelor's Degree
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