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Technische Universität Darmstadt | Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group

Doctoral Researcher/PhD Student Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications

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The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt is offering a position for a "Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant / PhD Student) in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications" for doing cutting-edge research in applied cryptography/secure multi-party computation with interdisciplinary collaborations. The full position is available from October 1, 2021 on and for the duration of up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.

You will be working within the research training group/doctoral college Privacy & Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), see https://encrypto.de/RTG for details. In our sub-project, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations.

As a doctoral researcher at ENCRYPTO, you will conduct research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top conferences and journals. You will also be involved in our teaching activities and supervise thesis students as well as student assistants.
The mission of the ENCRYPTO group is to demonstrate that privacy can be efficiently protected in real-world applications. For this, we bring theory into practice by using methods from applied cryptography and algorithm engineering to develop protocols, tools, and software prototypes to efficiently protect sensitive data in various application scenarios, see https://encrypto.de/topics for details. 

We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top research university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of the German language is beneficial but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers a Welcome Center and corresponding language courses.


  • Completed Master’s degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar field.
  • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills are required.
  • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols/secure multi-party computation is a plus.
  • Experience with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., with law or economics, is expected.

We require that you are self-motivated, reliable, creative, and can work independently. We expect that you want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance. As the working language at ENCRYPTO is English, you must be able to discuss, write, and present scientific results in English. Knowledge of the German language is beneficial but not required for this position.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
idealerweise from October 1, 2021 for 3 years with the possibility of extension
100% E13 TV-TU Darmstadt
Samstag, 21. August 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut / Einrichtung
Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group
Pankratiusstr. 2
64289 Darmstadt, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schneider


Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schneider



Technische Universität Darmstadt | Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group

Pankratiusstr. 2
64289 Darmstadt