Who am I? I am a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Lab: I head the SPRING Lab focused on Security and Privacy Engineering at EPFL. Our work focuses on understanding and mitigating the impact of technology on society. Our research is spread along three lines:

  • The intersection of Machine learning and Security & Privacy
  • Development of Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Privacy engineering
You can read more about these topics in the lab's Research page.

The Team: I currently supervise Bogdan Kulynych, Sandra Siby, Kasra Edalatnejadkhamene, Theresa Stadler, and Klim Kireev at EPFL. I also have the pleasure to collaborate with Wouter Lueks who is a postdoc at SPRING. We are also lucky of counting with Laurent Girod, who helps us keeping our software in shape.

What I did before: Prior to EPFL, I have been a Faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain; the Security and Privacy Technical Lead Engineer at Gradiant, and a post doctoral researcher at the COSIC group.
I got my PhD from KULeuven, advised by Prof. Bart Preneel and Prof. Claudia Diaz.

Wanna know more? Here is my full CV.


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Bio (for those times where you need my bio for a talk, shorten as you see fit)

Carmela Troncoso is an Assistant Professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. She holds a Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (2006) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven (2011). Before arriving to EPFL she was a Faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute (Spain) for 2 years; the Security and Privacy Technical Lead at Gradiant working closely with industry to deliver secure and privacy friendly solutions to the market for 4 years; and a pos-doctoral researcher at the COSIC Group.

Carmela's research focuses on security and privacy. Her thesis “Design and Analysis methods for Privacy Technologies” received the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Security and Trust Management Best Ph.D. Thesis Award; and her work on Privacy Engineering received the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Protection Award 2017. She regularly publishes in the most prestigious venues in Security (e.g. ACM Conference on Computer Security or USENIX Security Symposium) and Privacy (Privacy Enhancing Technologies).