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 full-time co-op position for eligible undergrad or graduate UWaterloo students in Fall 2018. The job will be as a software engineer for a research project on encrypted cloud databases. You will be programming in C extending PostgreSQL. If you are interested, please send me email.
I have a post-doc position in data security and applied cryptography with negotiable start date. For details please see here.
University of Waterloo
  • Masoumeh Shafieinejad (PhD)
  • Yankun Cao (Masters)
  • Basit Khurram (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. Maryam Sepehri (postdoc at Waterloo)
    Started 2018 as postdoc at the University of Milan
  • 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
Previous
  • SAP: Cryptography as part of the Security Expert Training
  • Technische Universität Dresden: Security and Cryptography I, Security and Cryptography II
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie: Sicherheit in modernen Geschäftsanwendungen
  • Hochschule Offenburg: Einführung in die Kryptographie
  • Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim: IT-Sicherheit, Datensicherheit
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: Recent award papers:
  • Benny Fuhry, Raad Bahmani, Ferdinand Brasser, Florian Hahn, Florian Kerschbaum, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi.
    HardIDX: Practical and Secure Index with SGX   (conference version)   (journal version)
    Best Paper Award at 31st IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSEC), 2017.
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, 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
Award committee
Keynotes, Invited Talks and Panels at Academic Conferences
  • 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
  • IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA), 2011.
    Keynote: Privacy-Preserving Analytics
  • ACM Workshop on Secure Web Services (SWS), 2008.
    Keynote: Security Against the Business Partner
Funding
University of Waterloo
Previous (SAP)
  • PANORAMIX (EU H2020 2015-2018)
  • TREDISEC (EU H2020 2015-2018)
  • ESCUDO-CLOUD (EU H2020 2015-2017)
  • PRACTICE (EU FP7 2013-2016)
  • SecureSCM (EU FP7 2008-2011)