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Post-Quantum Cryptography positions

Research opportunties for postdoctoral and graduate students

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR), at the University of Waterloo, seek qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student positions in “post-quantum” cryptography. In particular we are looking for students who want to explore public-key cryptography based on computational assumptions believed to be secure against quantum computers (e.g., systems based on lattices, codes, multi-variate functions, elliptic curve isogenies, and also signature schemes based on hash-functions).

Projects may include studying new attacks (classical or quantum) on proposed systems, improved implementation methods for such systems, and reductions or equivalences between candidate post-quantum systems.

How to apply

Join a team creating the cryptography of the future

Successful applications will join a broad team of leading researchers in quantum computing and applied cryptography. They will also be able to take advantage of the CryptoWorks21 supplementary training program, which develops the technical and professional skills and knowledge needed to create cryptographic solutions that will be safe in a world with quantum computing technologies.

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a collaborative research institute focused on realizing quantum technologies including sensors, actuators, quantum communication, and information processors. At present, IQC has a complement of 31 faculty from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. IQC's research program has theoretical and experimental components that pursue projects that will advance quantum information and more.

Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) is an internationally recognized centre for research in applied cryptography and related areas of information security representing an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Pure Mathematics (PMath) and the School of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Waterloo.

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