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Sebastian Meiser, M.Sc.


Saarland University – Computer Science Department
Campus E1 1, Room 2.10
66123 Saarbrücken
E-mail: meiser (at) cs (dot) uni-saarland (dot) de
Sebastian Meiser

Research interest

Anonymity, Privacy, Cryptography, Computational Soundness.

I try to apply theoretical definitions and formal models to interesting and practically relevant open problems.
During my PhD I focus on novel abreviations of differential privacy. Although differential privacy was introduced
for measuring the impact of statistics on user privacy, we identify several other settings in which such a notion
might be interesting.

Publications, awards and talks

Publications

June 2015 Secrecy Without Perfect Randomness: Cryptography With (Bounded) Weak Sources
In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS '15), Springer, LNCS, 2015.
Nov. 2014 (Nothing else) MATor(s): Monitoring the Anonymity of Tor's Path Selection
In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '14), pages 513-524, ACM, 2014.
Sep. 2013 Differentially Private Smart Metering with Battery Recharging
In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Data Privacy Managemant (DPM 2013), Springer, LNCS, 2013.
June 2013 AnoA: A Framework For Analyzing Anonymous Communication Protocols
In Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF 2013), IEEE, 2013.

Awards

July 2013 Best presentation of HotPETs 2013
6th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2013)
Held in conjunction with the 13th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 12, 2013

Talks

Oct. 2015 [Poster] In the Net of the Spider - Measuring the Anonymity-Impact of Network-level Adversaries Against Tor
On 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '15)
October 13, 2015
Mariott City Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
June 2015 Secrecy Without Perfect Randomness: Cryptography With (Bounded) Weak Sources
On 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS '15),
June 5, 2015
Columbia University, New York City, USA
Apr. 2015 Differential Indistinguishability: Cryptography with Imperfect Randomness
On 1st Workshop on Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy 2015,
April 18 - part of ETAPS 2015
London, UK
Mar. 2015 MATor: Towards Measuring the Degree of Anonymity in Tor
On Grande Region Security and Reliability Day 2015,
March 11, 2015
Trier, Germany
Nov. 2014 (Nothing else) MATor(s): Monitoring the Anonymity of Tor's Path Selection
On 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '14)
November 5, 2014
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
July 2013 AnoA: A Framework For Analyzing Anonymous Communication Protocols
On 6th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2013)
Held in conjunction with the 13th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 12, 2013
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Sep. 2013 Differentially Private Smart Metering with Battery Recharging
On 8th International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM '15)
September 8, 2013
Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK
June 2013 AnoA: A Framework For Analyzing Anonymous Communication Protocols
On 2013 IEEE 26th Computer Security Foundations Symposium
June 27, 2013
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mar. 2012 Differentially Private Smart Metering with Battery Recharging
On Grande Region Security and Reliability Day 2012,
Friday 16th, March
Nancy, France
June 2011 Computational Soundness of Passively Secure Encryption in Presence of Active Adversaries
On Seventh Workshop on Formal and Computational Cryptography (FCC 2011)
June 30, 2011
Paris, France