I am an Information Security professional, specialized in Cryptography, and my career is focused on research and education. I work as a lecturer/researcher at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, where I am affiliated with the Bachelor programme Security Management (August 2014 - present). As a Saxion lecturer, I integrate theory and practice to disseminate the information security specialist's key professional aspirations. Furthermore, I am a free researcher at COSIC, KU Leuven, Belgium (July 2021 - present). At COSIC, I do research on computing on encrypted data, based on the techniques of Homomorphic Encryption, and Multiparty Computation.
My research interests lie mainly in the field of Applied Cryptography, and Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Specifically, I am interested in technologies and applications of Computing on Encrypted Data (e.g., homomorphic encryption, and multiparty computation). In the future, I would also like to explore usability aspects of security and privacy technologies, as well as user perceptions thereof.
In the past, I have functioned as a junior researcher in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente (2012-2014), where I conducted research in the area of Privacy-Preserving Data Mining in Electronic Health Records.
I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, from COSIC, KU Leuven (2021), with the Thesis entitled "Secure and Efficient Computing on Private Data", under the supervision of Dr. Frederik Vercauteren, and Dr. Bart Preneel. I obtained my M.Sc. in Information & Communication Systems Security from the University of the Aegean, School of Engineering (2011). I completed my Master's Thesis, entitled "Constant Round Group Key Agreement Protocols: A Comparative Study", under the supervision of Dr. Elisavet Konstantinou. I received my B.Sc. in Informatics from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, School of Technological Applications (2009), with the Thesis entitled "Implementation of an Intrusion Detection Mechanism Specialized on Insider Attacks" (supervision Dr. Ioanna Kantzavelou).
imec-COSIC, KU Leuven
Master's Thesis Co-Supervisor
Bachelor's in Security Management, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor's Thesis Supervisor
Bachelor's Thesis Co-Supervisor
Minor Cyber Security, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Minor De Digitale Revolutie, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Minor in IT Security, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Saxion Part-Time School - SPS, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor's in Integrated Safety Studies, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Master's in Computer Science, University of Twente
Conferences and Workshops
|March 1 - 5, 2021||Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021, Virtual Conference.|
|May 25 - June 4, 2020||Theory and Practice of Multiparty Computation - TPMPC 2020, Virtual Workshop.|
|March 4-8, 2019||RSA Conference 2019 - Cryptographers' Track: Multiparty Computation and Application, San Francisco, USA.|
|July 15, 2018||PiMLAI Worshop 2018: Privacy in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Stockholm, Sweden.||January 17, 2018||GMI 2018: Genomics Medicine Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Industry invited talk on the use of multiparty computation, and homomorphic encryption in genomic analysis.|
|April 18-22, 2016|| University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA: "National Security" and "Criminal Justice" studies. Guest lectures on: |
|April 14, 2015||Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands: School of Business, Building & Technology, Minor in Information Management; Security & Privacy Masterclass (guest lecture).|
|November 27-28, 2013||ICT.OPEN 2013: The interface for Dutch ICT-Research, Cyber Security track, TU Eindhoven.|
|July 24-26, 2013||WEWoRC 2013: Western European Workshop on Research in Cryptology, KIT Karlsruhe.|
|June 20-21, 2013||CTIT Symposium 2013: Big Data & the Emergence of Data Science, University of Twente.|
|June 4, 2013||CrossFyre Workshop 2013: International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers, University of Leuven.|
Program Committee Member
Address 1: Saxion University of Applied Sciences,
Spoorstraat 29, 7311 PE Apeldoorn,
Address 2: COSIC; Departement Elektrotechniek - ESAT; KU Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001, Leuven,
Phone: +31 (0) 620 18 40 11