PhD contactless electronic payments & security

21 februari 2018

PhD position on Contactless Electronic Payments at Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, Univ. of Surrey, UK. A fully-funded PhD in contactless electronic payments and their security. Tax-free stipend of 22,000 GBP per year + annual increments. UK citizenship is required.

The project focuses on the cryptographic design and  provable security of extensions of the contactless version of the EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) protocol-suite. The main aim is to protect against threats linked to impersonation and therefore fraudulent payments, stemming from relay attacks. A second goal is that this EMV-enhancement also gives a second authentication-factor to the payment procedure. The project has Consult Hyperion as an industrial partner, which is a company with world-class experience in EMV security.

To apply, please contact Dr Ioana Boureanu, at

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