Florian Kerschbaum

15/10 Program committee of IEEE ICDCS 2017
14/10 Program committee of IEEE ICDE 2017
5/9 Two papers accepted at ACM CCSW 2016
25/8 Keynote speaker at IEEE SPC 2016
Short Biography
I am an associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (starting 2017). Before I have worked as a 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).
Research Interests
I am interested in searching over and generally computation on encrypted data. I build systems with (some) provable security guarantees. My work has been applied in the real world to supply chain management, databases and the Internet of Things. Among my main scientific contributions are knowledge inference in secure computation (ACM CCS 2011) and frequency-hiding order-preserving encryption (ACM CCS 2015).
Research Projects
Keynotes, Invited Talks and Panels at Academic Conferences
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:
Best Paper Awards
  • IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT) 2011
  • IEEE International EDOC Conference 2007
PhD Students (supervised at SAP)
  • Florian Hahn (advisor: Prof. Jörn Müller-Quade)
  • Dr. Marek Jawurek (advisor: Prof. Felix Freiling)
    PhD at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013)
    Awarded ACM SIGSAC Dissertation Award
  • Dr. Axel Schröpfer (advisor: Prof. Günter Müller)
    PhD at Universität Freiburg (2012)
Technische Universität Dresden Informatik
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Security and Cryptography II
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Komplexpraktikum Kryptographie und Datensicherheit (co-taught with Dr. Sebastian Clauß)
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Hauptseminar Technischer Datenschutz
  • Winter Semester 2011: Security and Cryptography I
  • Winter Semester 2011: Betriebssysteme und Sicherheit (co-taught with Prof. Hermann Härtig)
  • Winter Semester 2011: Komplexpraktikum Datenschutzfreundliche Technologien im Internet (co-taught with Dr. Sebastian Clauß and Dr. Stefan Köpsell)
  • Winter Semester 2011: Hauptseminar Technischer Datenschutz
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Informatik
  • Winter Semester 2011: Sicherheit in modernen Geschäftsanwendungen
Hochschule Offenburg Unternehmens- und IT-Sicherheit
  • Sommer Semester 2011: Einführung in die Kryptographie
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim Informationstechnik
  • Winter Semester 2014: IT-Sicherheit
  • Sommer Semester 2014: IT-Sicherheit
  • Winter Semester 2009: Datensicherheit
  • Winter Semester 2008: Datensicherheit
SAP Security Expert Training
  • 2015: Cryptography