I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science – Computer Security at the University of Birmingham, UK.
My research interests are in the field of IT Security & Privacy with a focus on Health Data, Blockchain Technology, and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.
Previously, I was a freelance researcher & consultant, specialising in blockchain technology (e.g., Nimiq). Prior to that, I completed my PhD in the Information Security and Cryptography Group at Saarland University under supervision of Michael Backes. My PhD thesis has the title Quantifying and Mitigating Privacy Risks in Biomedical Data. My thesis recently received the Dr. Eduard-Martin award 2019 for the best PhD thesis in the category in mathematics and computer science. I obtained my Bachelor degree from Saarland University in 2013, before joining the Graduate School of Computer Science there.
- Security and Privacy of Machine Learning
- Security and Privacy of Blockchain Technology
- Security and Privacy of Health Data
If you’re a student interested in pursuing a PhD in one of these topics, don’t hesitate contacting me!
USENIXQuantifying Privacy Risks of Prompts in Visual Prompt LearningIn Proceedings of the 33rd USENIX Security Symposium (Security) 2024
WWWOn How Zero-Knowledge Proof Blockchain Mixers Improve, and Worsen User PrivacyIn Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023 2023
EuroS&PMembership Inference Against DNA Methylation DatabasesIn Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) 2020
NDSSML-Leaks: Model and Data Independent Membership Inference Attacks and Defenses on Machine Learning ModelsIn Proceedings of the 26th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2019
NDSSBest Paper AwardMBeacon: Privacy-Preserving Beacons for DNA Methylation DataIn Proceedings of the 26th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2019
CVCBTAlbatross – An optimistic consensus algorithmIn Proceedings of the Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) 2019
PoPETsPrivacy-Preserving Similar Patient Queries for Combined Biomedical DataProceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) 2019
EuroS&PDissecting Privacy Risks in Biomedical DataIn Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) 2018
S&PIdentifying Personal DNA Methylation Profiles by Genotype InferenceIn Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2017