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Senior MPC Researcher

Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Technology Innovation Institute

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

 

Cryptography Research Centre

 

In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

 

Today, our research focuses on: 

 

  • Cryptography for the era of quantum computers
  • Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cryptography for the Cloud
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Cryptography engineering
  • Cryptanalysis

 

 

Cloud computing has undergone significant growth in the last decade, offering myriad applications. This growth has raised privacy and confidentiality challenges, even in environments where the connection between users and cloud providers is secure. However, traditional cryptography is not ideal for security preservation in cloud environments, especially in untrusted cloud domains.

At CRC, we are working on novel privacy enhancing solutions based on secure multi-party computation (MPC) and fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE). MPC and FHE are next-generation algorithms for privacy-preserving cloud computing and data processing respectively. MPC enables secure decentralised computation of any operation among many parties, while FHE enables private data manipulation over encrypted data. Our work covers the application of MPC and FHE in several fields under the cloud computing paradigm, such as machine learning and privacy-preserving authentication, among others.

 

Position: Senior MPC Researcher

 

Job Description

 

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art MPC protocols
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

 

Skills required for the job

 

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 4+ years of work experience.
  • Knowledge of MPC protocols
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well. Solid software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and best practices
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Experience with MPC frameworks (e.g. Scale-Mamba, MP-SPDZ, Obliv-C) is a plus
  • Familiarity with HE and ZK, and other advance cryptographic primitives, is a plus

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science

 

 

At TII, we help society to overcome its biggest hurdles through a rigorous approach to scientific discovery and inquiry, using state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration with leading international institutions. Our rigorous discovery and inquiry-based approach helps to forge new and disruptive breakthroughs in advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, digital security, directed energy, quantum computing and secure systems.