Zero-Knowledge Proofs

PhD Position – Thesis offer M/F (Reference: SN/AFAONIO//PhD/ZKP/092023)

EURECOM is seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD student to join our research team under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Faonio. The selected candidate will work on a challenging and innovative research project focused on zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) and their applications in cloud scenarios. The primary objectives of this position are to advance the state-of-the-art in ZKPs, with a particular emphasis on zkSNARKs, and to explore novel applications of such protocols.


  • Master's degree in computer science, mathematics or a closely related area.
  • Good background in cryptography and cryptographic protocols. Solid background in Algebra, Probability and computational complexity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.


Interested candidates are invited to submit the following application materials to and with reference

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining research interests and career goals
  • Contact information for at least two academic or professional references
  • the transcripts of courses taken at graduate (and optionally undergraduate) level

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to enroll in EURECOM's PhD program and embark on an exciting research journey in a vibrant academic community.

For inquiries or more information about this position, please contact

Start date: ASAP
Duration: Duration of the thesis