How it works
At Simula UiB you can write your thesis under the supervision of one of our researchers, and take part in the scientific and social environment at our research center.
At Simula UiB we supervise master and PhD students in our two core research areas: Cryptography and Information theory. Our students get high-quality supervision in an international research environment.
We accept motivated students with a background in both informatics and mathematics. For more information about master and PhD studies at Simula UiB, please contact the administration
The cryptography section both develops and assesses new and existing cryptographic
primitives, protocols, and implementations.
Cryptanalytic assessment focuses on, but is not limited to, symmetric-key cryptography and takes into account both algebraic, statistical, and side channel attacks. The goal is to acquire an in-depth understanding of the level of protection provided by cryptographic algorithms and simultaneously develop a roadmap for improved protection. New ideas are explored resulting in new algorithms and implementations to realize the roadmap.
We also construct provably secure yet efficient cryptographic protocols for complex tasks like secure e-voting, privacy-preserving data mining, and privacy-preserving blockchain applications. We work on the underlying theory that allows us to both construct better tools and understand principal limitations and impossibility results of such tools.
The information theory department considers the design and analysis of secure and reliable communications, networking, and storage solutions. The research focus is on distributed systems, including various topics in distributed computing and storage, mobile edge computing, distributed machine learning and federated learning, lattices, private information retrieval and computation, and privacy-preserving technologies in general, from an information-theoretic or coding theory perspective.