PhD Studentship in Cryptography

PhD Studentship in Cryptography

The Coding & Cryptography research group at UCC under the direction of Dr Liam Marnane of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering has a SFI-RFP funded PhD Studentship available (36 Month Stipend & Fees from 1st September 2008). The successful applicant will join an SFI, EI and IRCSET funded research group investigating the hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms (

This Science Foundation Ireland – Research Frontiers Programme funded research project addresses the question of side channel attacks of bilinear pairing algorithms. Pairing based cryptography is currently one of the most popular topics in cryptography and the ultimate objective of this research is to identify which bilinear pairing is the most secure against side channel attacks which exploit the power consumption of a device while it executes

Applicants must have a suitable honours degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science.

Interested applicants are advised to contact Dr Liam Marnane for more information. Email:

Please send a current CV and cover letter, together with the names of 2 referees to Ms Rita de Cassia Sarteschi at or Fax: +353 21 4903377

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday June 20th, 2008

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