Andreas Peter

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Security & Privacy Engineering

Motivation: The digitalization of society and industry is largely software-defined, which shows the pivotal role of algorithms in order to guarantee security & privacy.

Research focus (technical): The design and analysis of

  1. Secure & Private Algorithms: Algorithms that, next to their functional requirements, additionally fulfill specific security and/or privacy requirements. This involves security & privacy attacker modelling and proving that algorithms satisfy these models.
  2. Algorithms for Security & Privacy: Algorithms that are used to increase the security and/or privacy levels in application-specific contexts. This involves research on scalability and efficiency of algorithms as well as experimentation-based evaluation.

Approach: Scientific Engineering (from real-world problem -> fundamental research challence -> scientific solution -> real-world deployment)

Application domain: Current and Future Critical Infrastructures; mostly: financial, health, cyber/internet, smart cities, and Blockchain


Projects regarding my research focus "Secure & Private Algorithms":

  • OBRE: Optimal Biometric Recognition under Encryption; joint project with Raymond Veldhuis (UT)
  • PensionChain: Blockchain Applications for Pensions; joint project with Marc Francke (UvA)
  • SPA: Seamless Personal Authentication; joint project with Jaco van de Pol (UT)
  • PriFi: Privacy-Preserving WiFi Tracking for Crowd Management; joint project with Maarten van Steen (UT)
  • CRIPTIM: CRitical Infrastructure Protection Through cryptographic Incident Management
  • (finished) THeCS: Trusted Healthcare Services


Projects regarding my research focus "Algorithms for Security & Privacy":

  • BASS: Building Automation Systems Security and Privacy
  • EVIDENCE: EVolutionary Intrusion DEtectioN for dynamiC Environments; joint project with Maarten van Steen (UT)
  • (finished) #BREACHED: Determining and Reducing the Impact of Data Breaches

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ph.D. in Computer Science (Specialization: Applied Cryptography), Technische Universitat Darmstadt

Award Date: 22 Feb 2013

Master, German Diploma in Mathematics (Minor in Computer Science), University of Oldenburg

Award Date: 24 Mar 2009

Master, Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 19 Jun 2008


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