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RAP opportunity at Naval Postgraduate School     NPS

Cryptography and Applications


Naval Postgraduate School, Engineering, Applied Sciences and Computer Science

opportunity location
62.10.03.C0569 Monterey, CA 939435138


name email phone
Britta Hale 831.656.3316


Our research focuses on cryptography and cryptographic applications, with particular focus on defense-relevant applications such as maritime, space, and unmanned vehicles. This research opportunity speaks to several different potential directions within this domain, including theory and design for cryptographic protocols and post-quantum security to improving and expanding the use of relevant and existing cryptographic solutions within the DoD. Dependent on research direction, research vectors may range in experimental approaches. Computational analysis forms a backbone for assessment of protocol security, while unmanned system research may involve underwater or flight tests and machine learning integration with security. The fundamental aim of this opportunity is to expand and improve cutting-edge cryptographic solutions for DoD challenges.

key words
cryptography; post quantum; key exchange; cryptographic applications; cybersecurity; network security; security; UAV; UAS; machine learning; artificial intelligence


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$67,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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