Postdoctoral researcher at EPFL

I am a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I have the pleasure to collaborate with Carmela Troncoso in the SPRING lab. Before that, I was a postdoctoral research at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. I obtained my PhD at the Radboud University, the Netherlands, where I was advised by Jaap-Henk Hoepman and Bart Jacobs. I defended my PhD thesis in October 2017. During my PhD studies I visited Ian Goldberg at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Research

My research interests are privacy and security. I am interested in building secure, practical, and privacy-friendly systems using applied cryptography and statistical techniques. Some of the areas that I worked in include revocable privacy, attribute-based credentials and private information retrieval.

Currently I’m exploring privacy-friendly solutions for decentralized data-sharing, anonymous communication networks, privacy-friendly quizzes in a classroom setting, and alternative eVoting protocols. At the IMDEA Software Institute we worked in the Spanish national project Datamantium together with Scytl, an eVoting company, to explore alternative voting solutions based on anonymous communication channels and attribute-based credentials.

During my PhD, I worked extensively on the IRMA project which aims to make attribute-based credentials easily accessible. See our development pages in case you want to use IRMA in your products.