Jean-Pierre Hubaux is a full professor at EPFL. Through his research, he contributes to laying the foundations and developing the tools for protecting privacy in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. He has pioneered the areas of privacy and security in mobile/wireless networks and in genomics.
He is the academic director of the recently created Center for Digital Trust (C4DT). He leads the ETH-funded project Data Protection in Personalized Health (DPPH) and is a co-chair of the Data Security Work Stream of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). He is one of the seven commissioners of the Swiss FCC. He is a Fellow of both IEEE (2008) and ACM (2010). He is among the most cited researchers in privacy protection and in information security.
Juan Ramon Troncoso-Pastoriza
Student project proposals
Hints for student projects
Former members of the group
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"
Keynote speech at APVP, the Atelier sur la Protection de la Vie Privée, Toulouse, July 2016: "Protection des données génomiques"
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
Invited talk at the CROSSING Conference, Darmstadt, June 2015: "Protecting Genomic Data: A Grand Challenge for Cryptography"
Invited talk at CMU/CyLab, Pittsburgh, September 2013: “Holistic Privacy: From Location Privacy to Genomic Privacy”
Keynote speech at POST, the Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (Rome, March 2013): "From Location Privacy to Genomic Privacy"
Keynote speech at WiOpt, the Conference on Wireless Networks Optimization (Paderborn, May 2012): "On Location Privacy"
Keynote speech at WONS, the Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (Courmayeur, January 2012): "The Assault on Privacy"
Keynote speech at GameSec, the Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (Berlin, November 2010):
"Designing Network Security and Privacy Mechanisms: How Game Theory Can Help"
Keynote speech at Financial Crypto (Canary Islands, January 2010): Security Mechanisms with Selfish Players in Wireless Networks
Keynote speech at the European Wireless Conference (Aalborg, May 2009): "The Ultimate Challenge for Wireless Networks is to Secure Them!"
Distinguished lecture at the Information Trust Institute of UIUC (Urbana-Champaign, April 2009): "Security and Non-Cooperative Behavior in Wireless Networks"
Keynote speech at GameComm (Athens, October 2008): "Game Theory and Wireless Security"
Keynote speech at ACM Mobihoc 2006, Florence, May 2006: Security and Cooperation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Revisiting Niccolo´ Machiavelli
Fields of expertise
Privacy Protection, Information Security, Mobile Networking, Data Protection in Personalized Health, Non-Cooperative Behavior
Teaching & PhD
- Communication Systems,
- Computer Science
- Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences
Froelicher David Jules
Mouchet Christian Vincent
Pham Thi Van Anh
Past PhD StudentsBen Salem Naouel ...
Bilogrevic Igor ...
Buttyan Levente ...
Cagalj Mario ...
Capkun Srdan ...
Dietrich Falk ...
Felegyhazi Mark ...
Freudiger Julien ...
Garcia Adanez Francisco ...
Gbaguidi Constant ...
Huang Zhicong ...
Humbert Mathias Jacques Jean-Marc ...
Logean Xavier ...
Luo Jun ...
Martin-Flatin Jean-Philippe ...
Noro Raffaele ...
Panchard Jacques ...
Poturalski Marcin ...
Raisaro Jean Louis ...
Raya Maxime ...
Shokri Reza ...
Verscheure Olivier ...
Vratonjic Nevena ...
This course will provide students with the knowledge to tackle the design of privacy-preserving ICT systems. Students will learn about existing technologies to protect privacy, and how to evaluate the protection they provide.
Research Projects- Privacy in mobile and pervasive networks
- Genomic Privacy
- Privacy and Security Games
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