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.

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.

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.

Yamane El Zein (PhD student – external)

Yamane El Zein is a PhD student (enrolled at UNIL) working under the joint supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL) and Dr. Ricard Delgado (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology; CSEM). She started her PhD in September of 2019. She earned her MSc in Computer Science from EPFL; her thesis work focuses on a framework for quantifying the privacy risks associated with genomic data sharing at the Precision Medicine Unit of Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). Her research focuses on mobile health data privacy, specifically on solutions for private data exchange between low-energy devices and computing and storage infrastructures in the context of bio-signals monitoring.

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.

Former members

Benjamin Trubert (Research and teaching assistant, 2018-2019)

Benjamin Trubert worked as a research and teaching assistant. 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.

Alexandre Meylan (MSc, UNIL, 2018-2019)

Alexandre Meylan joined the Kudelski Group as a security analyst in 2019 after he earned his MSc in information systems at UNIL-HEC. His MSc thesis research focused on web download security; it was carried out under the joint supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL) and Prof. Mauro Cherubini. 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.

Alain Mermoud (PhD, UNIL, 2015-2019)

Alain Mermoud joined the EPFL Cyber-Defense Campus of armasuisse as a scientific project manager in 2019, after he earned his PhD from UNIL for the work he conducted under the co-supervision of PD Dr. Marcus Matthias Keupp (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL). His PhD research focused on security information sharing and cooperation in the context of critical infrastructure protection. 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.

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

Alexandra-Miahela Olteanu joined CSEM as a R&D engineer 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).

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