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Dr Georg Fuchsbauer wins prize for PhD Thesis

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14 June 2011

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Dr Georg Fuchsbauer, a postdoctoral researcher in the Cryptography group at the University of Bristol, has won a Europe-wide award for his recent PhD thesis (obtained whilst he was at ENS-Paris) on "Automorphic Signatures and Applications".

The European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) has a technical WG on Security and Trust Management (STM) that performs a series of activities. These include research projects, workshop/conference organisation and dissemination of knowledge, and aim to increase the European research and development capabilities on security, trust and privacy.

One of the main goals of the WG is to promote the scientific growth of young researchers interested in the field of security and trust management. Thus, ERCIM STM WG established an award for the best PhD thesis in this area in order to increase the visibility of the young researchers inside the ERCIM scientific community as well as in the larger European one.

The topics of interest include:
- rigorous semantics and computational models for security and trust
- security and trust management architectures, mechanisms and policies
- networked systems security
- privacy and anonymity
- identity management
- ICT for securing digital as well as physical assets
- cryptography

The award was open to all PhD holders that defended their thesis during 2010 in any European university, and theses were be evaluated by a Committee appointed from the European research community. They were judged on the basis of scientific quality, originality, clarity of presentation, as well as potential impact of the results.

Georg will be attending the Award ceremony to collect his prize and present his work at the 7th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2011), 27-28 June 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark.