Openings for Students


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

I have multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning. Master's and undergraduate students and self-funded visiting students/scholars are also welcome to apply. Please see the details below.

Details:
NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internship and joint projects with lead-industrial companies. The position is looking for highly motivated graduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, and blockchain. Topics are as follows:
  1. Multi-party computation (MPC) or secret-sharing based database systems
    • Design and implementation of an end-to-end-secure database system using MPC or secret-sharing
    • Algorithm development for side-channel attacks on MPC
Outcome:
The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, advanced secure computing using cryptographic techniques, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), and cluster computing frameworks.

Requirements:
1. Adequate knowledge of cryptographic techniques/algorithms, programming, and relational database systems
2. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++
3. Familiarity with development tools for managing and building software projects, version control systems (Git), and testing tools (JUnit)
4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field

Additional Information:
1. Starting date: As soon as possible
2. Please send your CV and other information (e.g., github account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu)
3. Please write a few sentences in the email to introduce yourself and your interest in the position

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Important: For general questions regarding MS and PhD admission in the Department of Computer Science at NJIT, please see Link1 and Link 2. Regarding such information, please do NOT email me.