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PhD Scholarship in Hardware Security at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

PhD Scholarship in Hardware Security at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

The new Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech is offering several fully-funded PhD positions for motivated PhD students with a strong background in circuit design.

This is a 4 years position designed for those outstanding aspirants who wish to undertake PhD degree at the university in Estonia for the session 2020/21.

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Nice offer to pursue a PhD degree program in Estonia.

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Founded in 1918, Tallinn University of Technology is a technical university that offers more than 30 fully accredited international degree programmes in English. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia.

Why at Tallinn University of Technology? The university provides a personalized learning approach in a supportive environment allows their students to communicate easily with academic staff and other students. Here, you will hone your analytical skills, teamwork and communication skills.

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Brief Description

  • University: Tallinn University of Technology
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Tuition fees
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • The award can be taken in Estonia


  • Eligible Countries: If want to know about nationality contact to Prof. Samuel Pagliarini
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria: Master’s degree is mandatory for these positions. Previous expertise on Hardware Security is not required but is desirable.
  • The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:
  • Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog)
  • Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools
  • Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Virtuoso, etc.)
  • Strong writing skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and articles.
  • Other skills are considered a plus:
  • Hands-on experience with tapeouts of digital ICS
  • In-depth understanding of hardware/software boundaries and security implications
  • In-depth understanding of crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations
  • Publication(s) in topics related to IC design and security
  • Previous research in fault-resilience, reliability, and/or verification topics

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: In order to apply, applicants need to take admission in PhD at the university. Applicants should know about application form please contact to Prof. Samuel Pagliarini
  • Supporting Documents: Please submit your CV and transcripts to Prof. Samuel Pagliarini by email ([email protected]) using the subject ‘PhD in Hardware Security’.
  • Admission Requirements: For admission, applicants must have a previous year degree from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.


The successful candidates are offered salaries that are competitive for European PhD scholarships standards.

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