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Open PhD position

jeudi 3 mars 2022, par Cayrel

A PhD position will be available at the Hubert Curien Laboratory,
Saint-Etienne, in

Side channel attacks of post-quantum NIST finalists.

(also available on

With a 3 years duration, the PhD is expected to start in 2022.

The Embedded System Security Group at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is looking for motivated PhD students. We are looking for candidates to work on the implementation security of post-quantum NIST finalists.

This project aims to develop side-channel attacks and fault attacks against unprotected implementations of the candidates and propose tailored countermeasures.

Your tasks :
- Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography
- Possible teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week

Your profile :
- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment.
- Interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken).
- Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

Related publications :
- Message-recovery Profiled Side-channel Attack on the Classic McEliece Cryptosystem 
B. Colombier, V. F. Dragoi, P. - L. Cayrel and V. Grosso
IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive 2022 [DOI]
- Message-recovery Laser Fault Injection Attack on the Classic McEliece Cryptosystem 
P. - L. Cayrel, B. Colombier, V. F. Dragoi, A. Menu and L. Bossuet
Eurocrypt 2021 LNCS 12697, 438 - 467 [DOI] [video]
- Solving a Modified Syndrome Decoding Problem using Integer Programming 
V. F. Dragoi, P. - L. Cayrel, B. Colombier, D. Bucerzan and S. Hoara
International Journal of Computers Communications & Control, vol 15-5 : 2020 [DOI]

If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV to and Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

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