Dr. Andy Rupp
Dr. Andy Rupp is the Deputy Head of the Security and Networking Lab at the University of Luxembourg as well as Principal Investigator and the Spokesperson of the ESS-Research Group "Secure Computation and Communication" at the KASTEL Security Research Labs.
Andy studied Computer Science at Saarland University and obtained a PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Christof Paar from Ruhr-University Bochum.
He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher and Security Engineer both in Academia as well as Industry (UMass Amherst with Professors Wayne Burleson and Kevin Fu, TU Darmstadt with Professor Johannes Buchmann, KIT with Professor Dennis Hofheinz, AGT International, ITK Engineering). Before joining the University of Luxembourg, he was the head of the KASTEL Junior Research Group "CyPhyCrypt" at KIT.
Andy's research aims at bridging the gap between novel cryptographic theory on the one hand and security and privacy mechanisms suitable for real-world application scenarios. To this end, he develops dedicated security models, crypto primitives, and protocol building blocks which need to be composed very carefully to obtain provably secure, yet practical systems. With his team at KASTEL he works on privacy-enhancing protocols respecting scenario-specific business and user needs, laws, and regulatory requirements, with a focus on the mobility domain.