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) and executive director of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (since 2018). 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 and privacy in data management, machine learning, and blockchains. I extend real-world systems with cryptographic security mechanisms to achieve (some) provable security guarantees. My work has been applied to products for 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)
  • Nils Lukas (PhD)
  • Basit Khurram (Masters)
  • Alexander Norton (Masters)
  • Zhiwei Shang (Masters)
SAP
  • 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. Florian Hahn (co-advisor: Jörn Müller-Quade)
    PhD at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2018)
  • 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 USPTO for US patents or esp@cenet for all 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