I am an assistant professor at UNIL-HEC Lausanne, where I lead the Information Security and Privacy Lab, within the Department of Information Systems. Before I joined UNIL in 2016, I held a tenured researcher position (Chargé de Recherche) at LAAS-CNRS, which I joined in 2015, in the Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance group (TSF). Prior to that, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, in the Laboratory for Communications and Applications (LCA1) headed by Jean-Pierre Hubaux, from 2011 to 2014, and at McGill University, in the Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (DISL) headed by Prof. Bettina Kemme, in 2011. During my time at EPFL, I worked part-time at the Nokia Research Center.

I earned my PhD degree from the Université of Rennes I and Inria in 2010 and my master’s degree in computer science from the Université de Nice — Sophia Antipolis in 2007. During my PhD, I worked in the Large-Scale Dynamic Distributed System Group (ASAP) at IRISAInria, under the supervision of Dr. Anne-Marie Kermarrec. I did an internship at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and at Telefonica I&D in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I am a former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan – Antenne de Bretagne (now ENS Rennes)

I published 10+ articles in international journals and 20+ articles in international conferences and I filed 2 patents with Nokia; I received the Best Student Paper Award at OPODIS’09, the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICDCS’10 and a scientific excellence award from CNRS. My global research interest is in security and privacy in distributed systems and mobile (social) networks, with a special emphasis on the human and social aspects of security and privacy. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research projects on privacy, at the frontier between computer science and social sciences (incl. law, economics and sociology). I currently work on the privacy / utility trade-off in location-based and activity-based online social networks.

Professional course

Assistant Professor, Information Security and Privacy Lab, UNIL-HEC Lausanne, Nov. 2016 – present
Tenured Researcher (Chargé de Recherche), Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance group, LAAS-CNRS, Dec. 2014 – Oct. 2016
Visiting Researcher (Hôte Académique), Laboratory for Communications and Applications 1, EPFL, Dec. 2014 – Apr. 2015
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Laboratory for Communications and Applications 1, EPFL, Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2014
Collaborator, Nokia Research Center Lausanne (50% of my time), Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2012
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Distributed Information System Laboratory (DISL), McGill University, Mar. 2011 – Aug. 2011
Intern, Internet Group, Telefonica I&D, 2009 (3 months)
Intern, Distributed Programming Laboratory (LPD), EPFL, 2008 (2 months)
Intern, Distributed Systems Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2008 (1 month)
Research assistant, Large-Scale Dynamic Distributed Systems Group (ASAP), IRISA-Inria, Sep. 2007 – Feb. 2011


PhD, Computer Science, supervised by Dr. Anne-Marie Kermarrec, IRISA-Inria / University of Rennes I, 2007-2010
ENS Diploma, Computer Science, ENS Cachan – Antenne de Bretagne (Rennes, France), 2004-2007
MSc, Network and Distributed Systems, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), 2006-2007
MSc, Signal Processing and Digital Communications., University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), 2006-2007
BSc, Computer Science, University of Rennes I (France) – ERASMUS Semester at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2004-2006