The Cybersecurity research group (https://cybersecurityresearch.at/), headed by Prof. Elisabeth Oswald, is a relatively new group established in Austria’s sunny south. The group currently features a diverse range of members (from France, Iran, India, and China).
Current members work on topics such as leakage profiling, advanced leakage simulators, attacks (utilizing deep learning), statistical foundations, and hardware aspects of side channels. The group receives funding from the ERC, as well as local funding, and thus offers a supportive research environment (both financially as well as from a human perspective).
The group is looking for support with its ongoing projects via paid student researchers. You could work for us some months, e.g. during the summer (via an internship), or join us for longer (only part-time). We consider students both on bachelor and master courses,provided they are in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, mathematics (if it includes some programming), or statistics/data science (provided you can at least do some scripting).
You do not need to be based in Klagenfurt, working from home is possible.
The projects that we are looking to support require skills in (either)
- compilers/languages to support the secure implementation of cryptographic primitives, including the use of formal verification tools,
- machine/deep learning
- secure implementations (low-level programming, e.g. ARM assembly, RISC-V assembly)
- software development (C++)
You will work with young scientists from across the globe (the current group members are from France, Iran, India and China), so good English language skills are vital too.
We will appoint multiple researchers, and the starting date is flexible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply please send a brief motivation letter, your CV, and transcripts of records of your MSc/BSc to the contact below.
The rates will depend on your highest level of education: they are at € 1.073,10 per month for a part-time employment.
Please contact Elisabeth [dot] Oswald [at] aau [dot] at for informal inquiries and to submit your application.