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Open Positions at the PuB


PhD Students

We are alooking for talented, motivated PhD students with interest in cryptography, blockchain technologies, security,  fault-tolerant distributed computing, and/or applications of algorithmic economics. If you are already a student at Purdue and are interested in this oportunity, please send an email to Prof. Vassilis Zikas ( Otherwise, if you are interested in a PhD in these areas at Purdue please apply through the official Purdue University process and make sure you include the above areas and the faculty of your preference in your application.  


Postdoctoral Researcher

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in distributed cryptography.  The researcher will be working on one or more areas from: 


  • foundational aspects of blockchains
  • secure multiparty computation 
  • cryptographic protocols 
  • Byzantine fault tolerance
  • algorithmic economics and applications to blockchains
  • cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance


Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in computer science or related field, and must have published papers in a top-tier venue in cryptography, theoretical computer science, security, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, or distributed computing. Applications that do not satisfy the above will not be considered. 


The position will be available starting in Spring 2022, and remain open until filled.


The computer science department at Purdue University is a top-ranked computer science departments in the US with an excellent reputation in security and cryptography, and more than 13 faculty whose research focus in these areas. Purdue is also the home to the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), a cross-cutting institute at Purdue University, and the world’s foremost interdisciplinary academic center for cyber and cyber-physical systems, consisting more than a hundred researchers addressing issues of security, privacy, resiliency, trusted electronics, autonomy and explainable artificial intelligence. 

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