Security and Privacy Group
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The Security and Privacy group (S&P) was established in April 2017 under the supervision of Univ. Prof. Matteo Maffei at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien. 

The overarching mission of the group is to develop methods and tools to design secure applications and to protect the privacy of users in modern information systems.

In particular, a first research focus is the verification of security and privacy properties in complex systems, such as mobile apps, web applications, cryptographic protocols, and smart contracts. A second research focus is the design of cryptographic protocols and privacy enhancing technologies for online services, such as advertising systems, web analytics, e-health platforms, cloud services, and cryptocurrencies.            

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Introduction 

The Blockchain Research Lab (BRL) was established in September 2018 and is situated in the Security and Privacy Research Division at TU Wien. The lab is headed by Dr. Pedro Moreno-Sanchez. 

Our lab carries out research that agglutinates privacy-enhacing technologies, cryptographic protocols, distributed systems and data analysis. We formalize the security and privacy notions of interest for current blockchain-related technologies and build cryptographic protocols that achieve them with formally proven guarantees. Our current research projects majorly focusses on blockchain scalability systems such as the Lightning Network, anonymity networks, interoperability across blockchains and routing of transactions among the different blockchains available today. 

Our work is supported by FWF Lisa Meitner, Chaincode Labs and CoBloX. 

If you are interested in doing research with us, check our open positions!

Research Team

Lab Leader

Pedro Moreno-Sanchez

Faculty

 Matteo Maffei

Students

Duc V. Le

Clara Schneidewind

Erkan Tairi

Sergei Tikhomirov

 

Research Collaborations

  • Christian Cachin (University of Bern)
  • Arthur Gervais (Imperial College)
  • Ian Goldberg (University of Waterloo)
  • Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University)
  • Aniket Kate (Purdue University)
  • Giulio Malavolta (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Rafael Marin-Lopez (University of Murcia)
  • Patrick McCorry (King's College)
  • Srivatsan Ravi (University of Southern California)
  • Stefanie Roos (TU Deflt)

 

 

 

 

Project: Security and Privacy with Payment-Channel Networks

     

 

Project: Blockchain Interoperability

 

For older projects from the BRL team members, please visit here 

 

Publications