Professional Activities

See full CV for more details.

Short CV

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.

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.


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

    • Genomic Privacy

  • Secure Computation Protocols and Compilers

    • Secure Two-Party Computation (see ABY)

    • Private Function Evaluation (see UC)

  • 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.

Running 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

Finished Projects

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)