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Professor Florian Kerschbaum

Florian Kerschbaum

Professor Florian Kerschbaum, Executive Director, Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

Associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (since 2017) and executive director of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (since 2018). Prior to Waterloo, Florian worked as chief research expert at SAP in Karlsruhe (2005 – 2016) and as a software architect at Arxan Technologies in San Francisco (2002 – 2004).

Professor Kerschbaum holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2010) and a master's degree from Purdue University (2001).

His interests lie in data security and privacy in data management, machine learning, and blockchains. He extend real-world systems with cryptographic security mechanisms to achieve (some) provable security guarantees. His work has been applied to products for databases, supply chain management and RFID tracking.