ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversidad de Vigo
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › OpticsPhysics › Quantum mechanics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE10/05/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › Vigo
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER675662
Host Institute: University of Vigo
Project Supervisor: Prof. Marcos Curty
Starting date: flexible but strictly no later than 1 Oct 2017
Duration: 3 years
Annual Salary: €36,424.32 + €7,200 (for mobility allowance) + €6,000 (for family allowance, if eligible); this is before any applicable tax and/or deductions.
While the most well-known example of quantum cryptography is undoubtedly QKD, there are many other potential cryptographic applications that could exploit quantum-mechanical effects to outperform current classical solutions. A PhD position is available on a project to investigate some relevant examples of such protocols in order to evaluate their feasibility, security and performance with current technology. The range of protocols considered includes, for instance, quantum digital signature schemes, secure identification schemes, and quantum communication complexity protocols that lead to savings in the required amount of communication and storage of information when compared to their classical counterparts. The goal is to identify practical scenarios where such schemes can outperform classical cryptographic solutions and find suitable implementable designs for them. The work will be carried out in close connection with other relevant partners in the network.
After shortlisting, you will be contacted by the relevant supervisory team for interviews.
- Prof. Marcos Curty, School of Telecommunications Engineering
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
- Education: Top Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or expecting) in science or engineering
- Relevant Research Fields: Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Communications Systems, Cryptography
- Languages: English (Excellent)
EURAXESS offer ID: 163993