Florian Kerschbaum

26/4 Keynote speaker at DBSEC 2016
8/4 Program co-chair of ACM WISCS 2016
26/2 "Cloud Security" area co-chair at IEEE CLOUD 2016
8/2 Anniversary Panel at FC 2016
Short Biography
I am chief research expert at SAP in Karlsruhe, Germany. In the academic year 2011/12 I was on leave as the deputy professor (Lehrstuhlvertreter) for the chair of privacy and data security at Dresden University of Technology. Before my ten years at SAP I have worked for the San Francisco-based startup Arxan as a software architect. I hold a Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a master's degree from Purdue University, and a bachelor's degree from Berufsakademie Mannheim.
Research Interests
I research security and privacy protocols for cross-organizational business applications. I build novel systems using applied cryptography for secure and privacy-preserving computations. The challenge in my research is to balance the three objectives of security / privacy, performance / cost and accuracy / utility / functionality. Among my main contributions are secure computations for cloud-based, collaborative benchmarking and supply chain management (in collaboration with the SecureSCM consortium). This work includes the first optimizing compiler for secure computations. I have also developed a policy model, authentication and encryption algorithms for the secure exchange of RFID tracking events and designed a privacy-preserving architecture and algorithms for the smart energy grid. Recently I designed an order-preserving and a searchable encryption scheme for processing queries over encrypted data in an in-memory column-store database.
Research Projects
Keynotes, Invited Talks and Panels at Academic Conferences
See DBLP for a fairly complete list.
See Google Scholar for citations.
See ACM DL, IEEE Xplore and SpringerLink for electronic copies.
See esp@cenet for patents.
See IACR ePrint and arXiv for technical reports.
Best Paper Awards
  • IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT) 2011
  • IEEE International EDOC Conference 2007
PhD Students (supervised at SAP)
  • Isabelle Hang (advisor: Prof. Dieter Hutter)
  • Dr. Marek Jawurek (advisor: Prof. Felix Freiling)
    PhD at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2013)
    Awarded ACM SIGSAC Dissertation Award
  • Dr. Axel Schröpfer (advisor: Prof. Günter Müller)
    PhD at Universität Freiburg (2012)
Technische Universität Dresden Informatik
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Security and Cryptography II
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Komplexpraktikum Kryptographie und Datensicherheit (co-taught with Dr. Sebastian Clauß)
  • Sommer Semester 2012: Hauptseminar Technischer Datenschutz
  • Winter Semester 2011: Security and Cryptography I
  • Winter Semester 2011: Betriebssysteme und Sicherheit (co-taught with Prof. Hermann Härtig)
  • Winter Semester 2011: Komplexpraktikum Datenschutzfreundliche Technologien im Internet (co-taught with Dr. Sebastian Clauß and Dr. Stefan Köpsell)
  • Winter Semester 2011: Hauptseminar Technischer Datenschutz
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Informatik
  • Winter Semester 2011: Sicherheit in modernen Geschäftsanwendungen
Hochschule Offenburg Unternehmens- und IT-Sicherheit
  • Sommer Semester 2011: Einführung in die Kryptographie
Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim Informationstechnik
  • Winter Semester 2014: IT-Sicherheit
  • Sommer Semester 2014: IT-Sicherheit
  • Winter Semester 2009: Datensicherheit
  • Winter Semester 2008: Datensicherheit
SAP Security Expert Training
  • 2015: Cryptography