Fields of expertise
BiographyJean-Pierre Hubaux is a full professor at EPFL and head of the Laboratory for Data Security. Through his research, he contributes to laying the foundations and developing the tools for protecting privacy in today’s hyper-connected world. He has pioneered the areas of privacy and security in mobile/wireless networks and in personalized health.
He is the academic director of the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT). He leads the Data Protection in Personalized Health (DPPH) project funded by the ETH Council and is a co-chair of the Data Security Work Stream of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). From 2008 to 2019 he was one of the seven commissioners of the Swiss FCC. He is a Fellow of both IEEE (2008) and ACM (2010). Recent awards: two of his papers obtained distinctions at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in 2015 and 2018. He is among the most cited researchers in privacy protection and in information security.
Spoken languages: French, English, German, Italian
Invited talk at the GA4GH 6th Plenary Meeting, Panel on Responsible Genomic Data Sharing: Privacy and Security, Basel, Switzerland, October 2018:
"Data Protection for Personalized Health (DPPH)"
Invited talk at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, Los Angeles, January 2018
"Security and Privacy of P4 Medicine: Challenges and Possible Solutions"
Keynote speech at Laboratoire informatique de Grenoble, April 2017:
"The Security and Privacy Challenges Raised by Precision Medicine"
Keynote speech at WiSec, the ACM Wireless Networks Security Conference, Darmstadt, July 2016: "The Ultimate Frontier for Privacy and Security: Medicine"
Invited talk at the MAKI Workshop on Robust Communication in SDN, Darmstadt, March 2016: “Privacy Challenges in Mobile and Pervasive Networks”
Invited talk at the Conference on Genomic and Patient Privacy (GaPP), Stanford School of Medicine, March 2016: “Protecting Genomic Data”
Keynote speech at WIFS, the IEEE International Workshop on
Information Forensics and Security: “Privacy and Security in the Genomic Era”, Rome, November 2015
Projects- Privacy in mobile and pervasive networks
- Protecting data for Personalized health
- Interpersonal privacy
Prior Research Activities, 2001 - 2012 (these projects have been phased out)
- Privacy and Security of Online Advertising
- Secure Neighbor Discovery
- Secure vehicular communications
- Non-cooperative behavior in wireless networks
- Key management in decentralized wireless networks
- DOMINO (protecting WiFi hotspots against greedy behavior)
- Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements
- Group Communication in ad hoc networks
Teaching & PhD
Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences