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The Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) group at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in secure data management.
In this PhD project, we will investigate cryptographic concepts for secure data management with a particular focus on searchable encryption schemes that enable the secure search over encrypted data. Existing searchable encryption schemes typically allow for some leakage in order to achieve efficient solutions, which makes them susceptible to leakage-abuse attacks. The PhD project will investigate different ways to attack such schemes and will deliver new schemes that are secure against such attacks while still being efficient. The developed solutions will be validated in the application domain of healthcare in collaboration with our partners CZ (a major Dutch health insurance company) and TNO (the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research).
The prospective PhD candidate is expected to perform high quality and internationally visible research that gets published at some of the top security conferences and journals. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker and Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter from the Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) group (www.utwente.nl/scs) of the University of Twente. Further group members who work on secure data management are Dr. Florian Hahn and Dr. Maarten Everts. The candidate will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which he/she delivers a PhD thesis. During this period, the PhD student has the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Please send your application before 26 March 2020 (deadline: 25 March 2020, 23:59 CET) via the 'Apply now' button, and include:
The offered PhD position is in the context of the SHARE project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in collaboration with the health insurance company CZ and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
As a PhD student at the UT, you will be appointed on a fulltime position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment;
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.
University of Twente (UT)
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