The Claude Shannon Fellowship Program offered by TU Darmstadt, a CRISP partner, allows young researchers at CRISP to found their own research group. This is similar in spirit to the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Claude Shannon Fellows are given the opportunity to conduct independent research and to teach, for which they also receive additional funding to hire 1-2 Ph.D. students. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or doctorate degree in Computer Science or a related field of study and most demonstrate an outstanding publication record. They must also possess experience in working with the international research community. Ideally, applicants should have held at least one postdoctoral research position at a university other than that from which they obtained their doctorate degree.
The program was named in honor of the US-American mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon (1916-2001), who is known as one of the founders of the digital age and a pioneer in the area of cryptography.
The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group plays a central role in the work area of Engineering, developing methods and tools for constructive software security.
The Software Lab conducts research on tools and techniques for constructing reliable, efficient and secure software.