Master Thesis: Privacy-Friendly Payment Technologies

      Infineon Technologies Austria AG

      Graz - vor 2 Monaten

      Master Thesis: Privacy-Friendly Payment Technologies

      At a glance

      We are looking for a student with the willingness to work in a challenging environment within a highly motivated international team. This specific job is suitable for students within technical studies in the field of Computer Science or comparable with training on IT-/computer-security.

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      Entry level
      Thesis support

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      Job description

      Privacy-enhancing cryptography offers powerful techniques to protect the privacy of users while maintaining the comfort and the functionality we are all used to. This is particularly important in the payment area, where transaction data allow to widely characterize and profile individuals.
      The objective of this project is to implement a privacy-enhancing payment protocol in C/C++ on a development board. This will serve as the basis for a payment use case in which the privacy of all participating users shall be protected.

      The task of the master thesis will be to:

      • Explore privacy-enhancing technologies and their foundations (e.g., elliptic-curve based and/or latest post-quantum privacy schemes).
      • Investigate methods for the efficient execution of such schemes on constrained devices.
      • Contribute to protocol design tasks.
      • Implement a privacy-friendly payment protocol in C/C++.

      Start: 01.11.2018
      Employment: Full-time

      This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is 1.810,-- Euro gross p.m. (full- time basis) for Master students.


      You are best equipped for this task if you have:

      • Computer Science or comparable with training on IT-/computer-security.
      • C/C++
      • Basic knowledge in cryptography
      • Fluent English is mandatory with German as a plus
      • Basic know-how on secure implementation of cryptographic protocols
      • Optional: Experience with app programming for mobile operating systems (iOS, Android)

      Please attach the following documents to your application:

      • CV
      • Motivation letter
      • Certificate of matriculation at a university
      • Transcript of records
      • Copy of your Bachelor Certificate
      • Copy of your final Matura certificate

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