Members

Current members

Kévin Huguenin (Professor – group leader)

Kévin Huguenin is an assistant professor at UNIL-HEC Lausanne, where he leads the Information Security and Privacy Lab, within the Department of Information Systems. Before he joined UNIL, he held a tenured researcher position (Chargé de Recherche) at LAAS-CNRS. Prior to that, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at EPFL and at McGill University (Canada). He earned his PhD degree in computer science from the Université of Rennes and Inria (France) in 2010.

Bertil Chapuis (Research scientist)

Bertil Chapuis is a research scientist working on web security and privacy (a project partly funded by the Hasler Foundation). He earned his PhD degree in information systems from the University of Lausanne in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Benoit Garbinato. During his PhD, he worked on the design and implementation of next-generation (distributed) geographic information systems.

Alain Mermoud (PhD candidate – external)

Alain Mermoud is a PhD candidate (enrolled at UNIL) working under the co-supervision of PD Dr. Marcus Matthias Keupp (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). He started his PhD in 2015 while working as a scientific collaborator at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich. Prior to that, he worked 5+ years in the banking industry, including at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel and at the Credit Suisse Economic Research department in Zurich. He earned his MSc in Business Administration and his BSc in Information Science from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland as Hirschmann-scholarshipholder. His current research focuses on the economics of information security with a special emphasis on the incentives for security information sharing and cooperation in the context of critical infrastructure protection.

Dimitri Percia David (PhD candidate – external)

Dimitri Percia David is a PhD candidate (enrolled at UNIL) working under the supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). He started my PhD in early 2016. In parallel, he works as a scientific collaborator/researcher for the Military Academy at ETH Zurich (Chair of Defense Economics) in collaboration with PD Dr. Marcus Matthias Keupp (ETH Zurich, HSG). Starting from a socio-technical perspective of information systems, he applies microeconomics to the field of information systems security. By mobilizing strategic management theories related to organizational capabilities, his goal is to provide relevant novelties in the field of information systems security in the context of Critical Infrastructures Protection (CIP).

Gaël Bernard (PhD candidate)

Gaël Bernard is a PhD candidate (enrolled at UNIL) working under the co-supervision of Prof. Periklis Andristos (UToronto) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). He started his PhD in 2015. He completed his MSc in Information Systems at UNIL by working on data warehouse solutions for regulatory and compliance at PwC Switzerland–a work for which he received the best Master thesis award. His current research focuses on customer journey experience improvement through process mining and customer journey mapping, a customer-centric approach that leverages evidences stemming from data.

Benjamin Trubert (PhD student)

Benjamin Trubert is a PhD student (enrolled at UNIL) working under the supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL), in the framework of the PrivateLife SNSF project. He started his PhD in 2018. In 2017, he earned his MSc in Cloud Computing and Services, from Université of Rennes (France) and Aalto University (Finland). During his Master’s studies, he received an excellence scholarship from EIT Digital. He earned his BSc. in Computer Science in 2015, from the University of Rennes. His current research focuses on interdependent privacy and privacy in life-style tracking devices and applications .

Noé Zufferey (PhD student)

Noé Zufferey is a PhD student (enrolled at UNIL) working under the joint supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL) and Dr. Mathias Humbert, in the framework of the PrivateLife SNSF project. He started his PhD in 2019. In 2018, he earned his MSc in computer science from the BeNeFri network (Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg). His current research focuses on privacy in life-style tracking devices and applications.

Alexandre Meylan (MSc student)

Alexandre Meylan is a master student enrolled in the information systems program at UNIL-HEC. He is currently working on his academic thesis under the supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). In 2017, he earned his BSc in Management from UNIL. During his studies, he participated in the 2018 «Cyber 9/12» student challenge from the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) where his team reached the penultimate round and the International ERPSim Competition from HEC Montréal where he ranked 2nd. His current research focuses on user security behaviors when downloading files from the Web.

Didier Dupertuis (Research engineer)

Didier Dupertuis is a research engineer working on privacy in personalized medicine (a project funded by the Fondation Leenaards in the framework of the SantéPerSo platform). Prior to that he worked at the Swiss Statistical Office to work on data-management solutions. In 2016, he earned his MSc in Economics from HEC Lausanne. Before that, he completed a BSc in Computer Science at EPFL with a one-year Erasmus exchange at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, (Sweden). His mission is to develop mathematical models and implement them in interactive tools to introduce a wider public to the topic of health privacy.

Frequent collaborators

Former members

Alexandra Mihaela Olteanu (PhD, EPFL, 2013-2019)

Alexandra-Miahela Olteanu joined CSEM in 2019, after she earned her PhD from EPFL for the work she conducted under the co-supervision of Prof. Jean Pierre Hubaux (EPFL) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). Her PhD research focused on the social aspects of privacy with a special emphasis on interdependent privacy. In 2013, she earned her MSc in Computer Science, with a Specialization in Internet Computing, from EPFL. During her master studies, she held an excellence academic scholarship from EPFL and received a Google Anita Borg Memorial scholarship. In 2008, she obtained her BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University (Romania).

Anh Pham (PhD, EPFL, 2013-2019)

Anh Pham joined ABB Research in 2019, after she earned her PhD from EPFL for the work she conducted under the co-supervision of Prof. Jean Pierre Hubaux (EPFL) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). Her PhD research focused on security and privacy issues in mobile operating systems and location-trace-based services such as activity-based social networks (a la RunKeeper) and ride-hailing services (a la Uber). In 2013, she earned her MSc in Mobile Computing and Network Security from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Aalto University (Finland). She was granted the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the entirety of my master’s studies. In 2010, she earned her BSc. in Information Technology from Vietnam National University (Vietnam).