See full CV for more details.
since 2018: Full Professor for Cryptography and Privacy Engineering (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
2012-2018: Independent Research Group Leader and head of the Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
2011: Postdoctoral Researcher in the System Security Lab at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
2008-2011: Doctoral Researcher (Dr.-Ing., equivalent to PhD) and Research Assistant at Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) in the System Security Lab at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
PhD Thesis: "Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols - Advances in Design, Optimization, and Applications of Efficient Secure Function Evaluation" advised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Prof. Benny Pinkas.
2007: Research Internship at Nokia Bell Labs, Security Solutions/Cryptographic Systems, Murray-Hill, NJ, USA on "Practical Secure Function Evaluation" (host: Vladimir Kolesnikov, PhD).
2003-2008: Diploma (Dipl.-Inf. Univ., equivalent to M.Sc.) in Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. See MyWebsite@FAU for details.
Master Thesis: "Practical Secure Function Evaluation" advised by Vladimir Kolesnikov, PhD and Prof. Dr. Volker Strehl.
Bachelor Thesis: "Secure Task Migration and Interprocess Communication in Reconfigurable, Distributed, Embedded Systems" advised by Dr.-Ing. Dirk Koch and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich.
See also List of Publications (most indexed by DBLP and Google Scholar).
I am doing research in privacy, cryptographic protocols, applied cryptography, and computer security (for details see ENCRYPTO list of research topics):
Privacy-Preserving Protocols for Applications
Private Set Intersection and Mobile Contact Discovery (see here)
Private Speech Processing
Secure Computation Protocols and Compilers
Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
Secure Evaluation of ML classifiers like Branching Programs, Neural Networks, and Sum-Product Networks
Hardware-Assisted Cryptographic Protocols
Cloud Computing Security (see AMID)
The following word clouds are generated from the titles of my publications and give an overview on my research topics and where we have published our results.
For my collaborations, see List of Coauthors. My Erdős Number equals 3; the path is T. Schneider - J. Buchmann - K. Győry - P. Erdős.
I am involved in the following research projects.
2020-2025: ERC Starting Grant Privacy-preserving Services On The Internet (PSOTI) funded by ERC
2019-2024: Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users: research training group funded by DFG
2014-2026: Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments (CROSSING): collaborative research center funded by DFG
2019-2022: National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE funded by BMBF & HMWK
2015-2019: Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) funded by BMBF & HMWK
2013-2016: Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud (PRACTICE) funded by EU FP7
2012-2016: Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) funded by LOEWE
2012-2015: European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE) funded by BMBF
2011: Trustworthy Clouds (TClouds) funded by EU FP7
2008-2013: European Network of Excellence in Cryptology (ECRYPT II) funded by EU FP7
2008-2010: Computer Aided Cryptography Engineering (CACE) funded by EU FP7
2007-2009: Signal Processing in the EncryptEd Domain (SPEED) funded by EU FP6
Honors & Awards
2021: 8. German IT-Security Award (2. prize). Our submission "ContactGuard: Mobile Private Contact Discovery" won the 2. prize (60,000 EUR) among 46 submissions.
2020: Private AI Collaborative Research Institute funded by Intel/Avast/Borsetta with proposal "Engineering Private AI Systems (EPAI)"
2019: ERC Starting Grant Privacy-preserving Services On The Internet (PSOTI)
2019: Research Award by Intel Corporation for research on “Secure and Privacy Preserving AI Frameworks and Run-Times for Data Scientists and Service Providers”
2016: Finalist 6. German IT-Security Award 2016. Our submission "Praktikable Private Schnittmengenberechnung" was among the 11 finalists selected from 45 submissions.
2012: Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award
2012: Science Award in Data Protection and Data Security of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)
2011: Finalist CAST PhD Award IT Security
2008-2011: Ruhr-University Bochum Graduate Research School Fellow
2008: Finalist CAST B.Sc. Award IT Security
2008: ASQF Sponsorship Award for excellent studies
2007-2008: Leonardo-Kolleg Fellow at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2007: Best B.Sc. (Vordiplom) at Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2004-2008: German National Academic Foundation Scholar (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
2003-2008: Bavarian Elite Program Scholar (BayBFG)
2003: Finalist and Laureate of 21. German Informatics Contest (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik)