Research Fellow Deputy Director: Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC)
Aalto University, Finland
Department of Computer Science
Konemiehentie 2, Espoo
Email: [firstname].[lastname]@ieee.org@ajpaverd | LinkedIn
05/2018: Our 2017 masters course on Mobile Systems Security (CS-E4310) has been selected as the 5th best small course in the department (< 50 students) based on student feedback.
02/2018: Our paper SafeKeeper: Protecting Web Passwords Using Trusted Execution Environments, and our SafeKeeper demo paper have both been accepted for The Web Conference (WWW) 2018.
11/2017: I have been selected as one of the recipients of the US-UK Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award for 2017-18. I will be visiting Gene Tsudik at the University of California, Irvine in Summer 2018.
10/2017: [Students] Klaudia Krawiecka's masters thesis Improving Web Security Using Trusted Hardware has been selected as the best Information Security masters thesis in Finland for 2016-17. See press releases from Aalto, Tietoturva, Tivia, and Oxford. Congratulations Klaudia!
10/2017: [Service] I have been appointed as a Deputy Director of the Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC), with the mandate to establish and lead the new HAIC public outreach initiative.
10/2017: [Publications] Our paper The Circle Game: Scalable Private Membership Test Using Trusted Hardware has been selected as one of 10 European finalists in the Applied Research Competition at CSAW Europe 2017.
09/2017: Our project Blockchain Consensus and Beyond: Scalable Secure Consensus & Applications has been funded by the Academy of Finland until September 2020.
05/2017: [Teaching] Our 2016 masters course on Mobile Systems Security (CSE-E5480) has been selected as the 5th best small course in the department (< 50 students) based on student feedback.
05/2017: [Service] I am on the program committee of the 2nd Workshop on System Software for Trusted Execution (SysTEX 2017). Please consider submitting a full paper or a short research statement.
04/2017: [Publications] Our paper The Circle Game: Scalable Private Membership Test Using Trusted Hardware received an Honourable Mention at ACM ASIACCS 2017.
04/2017: [Talks] Slides from our ASIACCS 2017 tutorial are now online: Remote Attesattion: Building trust in things you can't see
10/2016: [Teaching] Our proposal for a summer academy on the topic of Legal and Technical Aspects of Digital Privacy has been accepted by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
|05/2018 - 08/2018||Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar, University of California, Irvine, USA
Hosted by Gene Tsudik
|10/2017 - present||Research Fellow, Aalto University, Finland
Deputy Directory of the Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC)
|10/2015 - 09/2017||Post-doctoral researcher, Aalto University, Finland
Secure Systems Group with N. Asokan
|10/2011 - 09/2015||DPhil Computer Science, University of Oxford (Balliol College)
Supervisors: Andrew Martin and Ian Brown
|01/2011 - 09/2011||M.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Cape Town
Supervisor: Mike Inggs
|01/2007 - 12/2010||B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|