Florian Kerschbaum

Contact
University of Waterloo
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
Office: DC 3524
Email: florian.kerschbaum@uwaterloo.ca
Note that I use strict spam filtering (due to a huge amount of spam) and if you think your email did not reach me, please use alternative means to contact me.
About me
I am an associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (since 2017), a member of the CrySP group, a member of the CACR and executive director of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. Before I worked as chief research expert at SAP in Karlsruhe (2005 – 2016) and as a software architect at Arxan Technologies in San Francisco (2002 – 2004). I hold a Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2010) and a master's degree from Purdue University (2001). I am interested in data security, privacy, search over and computation on encrypted data in machine learning, IoT and blockchains. I extend real-world systems with cryptographic security mechanisms to achieve (some) provable security guarantees. My work has been applied in the real world to databases, supply chain management and RFID tracking.
Students
I have a post-doc position in data security and applied cryptography with negotiable start date. For details please see here.
University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Maryam Sepehri (PostDoc)
  • Dr. Yaser Baseri (PostDoc)
  • Masoumeh Shafieinejad (PhD)
  • Bailey Kacsmar (PhD)
  • Basit Khurram (Masters)
  • Yankun Cao (Masters)
  • Alexander Norton (Masters)
  • Zhiwei Shang (Masters)
SAP
  • Florian Hahn (co-advisor: Jörn Müller-Quade)
  • Daniel Bernau (co-advisor: Ralf Küsters)
  • Jonas Böhler (co-advisor: Jörn Müller-Quade)
  • Andreas Fischer (co-advisor: Eric Bodden)
  • Benny Fuhry (co-advisor: Frederik Armknecht)
  • Anselme Tueno (co-advisor: Stefan Katzenbeisser)
  • Benjamin Weggenmann (co-advisor: Ralf Küsters)
Alumni
  • Dr. Marek Jawurek (co-advisor: Felix Freiling)
    PhD at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013)
    Awarded ACM SIGSAC Dissertation Award
  • Dr. Axel Schröpfer (co-advisor: Günter Müller)
    PhD at Universität Freiburg (2012)
Teaching and Professional Training
University of Waterloo
Publications 
See DBLP for a fairly complete list.
See Google Scholar for citations.
See ACM DL, IEEE Xplore and SpringerLink for electronic copies.
See esp@cenet for patents.
See IACR ePrint and arXiv for technical reports.
Here are some missing pre-prints:
Selected Service
Associate editor
Organizer
General (co-)chair
  • ACM SACMAT 2019
PC (co-)chair
  • IFIP DBSEC 2018
  • ACM SACMAT 2015, 2016
  • ACM WISCS 2016
  • ACM CCSW 2015
Program committee
  • 2019: ICDE, WWW, CT-RSA, FC, PETS
  • 2018: ICDE, ACSAC, ICDCS, ACNS, ASIACCS, CANS, CT-RSA, PETS, WPES
  • 2017: ICDE, VLDB, DBSEC, ESORICS, ICDCS, ASIACCS, CANS, CCSW, WPES
  • 2016: CCS, VLDB, DBSEC, CANS, FC, CCSW, WPES
  • 2015: CCS, DBSEC, ESORICS, FC, WPES, WISCS
  • 2014: CCS, ESORICS, FC, SACMAT, WPES, WISCS
  • 2013: CCS, FC, WPES
Recent Keynotes, Invited Talks and Panels at Academic Conferences
  • International Workshop on Policy-based Autonomic Data Governance (PADG), 2018.
    Keynote: On Policies, Authentication and Privacy in Large Networks of Cyber-Physical Objects
  • ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW), 2017.
    Keynote: Building Secure Applications Using Intel's SGX
  • International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS), 2017.
    Keynote: Building Secure Applications Using Intel's SGX
  • IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud (SPC), 2016.
    Keynote: On Leaking Encryption
  • IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSEC), 2016.
    Keynote: On Leaking Encryption
  • International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), 2016.
    Panel: The Promises and Pitfalls of Distributed Consensus Systems: From Contract Signing to Cryptocurrencies
  • International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), 2013.
    Keynote: An Encrypted In-Memory Column-Store
  • International Conference on Trusted Systems (InTrust) and European Trusted Infrastructure and Systems School (ETISS), 2013.
    Invited Talk: Encrypted Cloud Databases
  • ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technology (SACMAT), 2013.
    Keynote: Searching over Encrypted Data in Cloud Systems
Funding
University of Waterloo