[TYPES/announce] PhD Positions on Trustworthy Electronic Elections

Carsten Schuermann carsten at itu.dk
Mon Mar 7 10:33:58 EST 2011

PhD Positions on Trustworthy Electronic Elections

(for more information see  http://www.demtech.dk/)

The IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for several PhD positions on developing and evaluating trustworthy electronic election technology.   With this project, we try to prove that it is possible to modernize the democratic process using information technology without losing the trust of the voters.   The PhD positions are concerned with different aspects of this research question, for example, how to design formal techniques to hold machines accountable for their actions, to run trusted code in untrusted environments, to develop software in a trust-preserving way, and to 
evaluate technology form a societal point of view.   

Applicants should have a strong background and interest in some combination of the following areas in computer science: cryptography, concurrency, epistemic logics, formal methods, information security, modal logics, operational semantics, programming languages, proof assistants, logical frameworks, requirement engineering, rewriting theory, security protocol design, software engineering, theorem proving, type theory and social science: democracy and science, democratic governance, ethnographic studies and ethnography of technologies, genealogy of democracy and technology, political technologies, public understanding of science, trust in information, science and technology studies (STS).

To apply, please visit the project homepage  http://www.demtech.dk/. Early expressions of interest are encouraged: Carsten Schuermann (carsten at itu.dk), Joseph Kiniry (kiniry at acm.org), Randi Markussen (rmar at itu.dk), Christopher Gad (chga at itu.dk), or nina Boulus (nbou at itu.dk).  

Best regards,
-- Carsten Schuermann and Joseph Kiniry
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