Erik-Oliver Blass is a researcher at Airbus Group Innovations in Munich with an appointment as a visiting research assistant professor at Northeastern. Before joining Airbus, he held appointments as research professor at Northeastern University and as a senior researcher at EURECOM, France.
Being interested in all aspects of computer and communications security, his focus is on applied cryptography and the design of new cryptographic protocols. His recent research has covered privacy-preserving access to outsourced data, security and privacy for RFID systems (authentication, payment, and anti-counterfeiting), and wireless sensor network (key exchange and secure data aggregation). His work has been distinguished with best paper awards from the Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’14), Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC’13), and a runner-up best paper award from ACM’s Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec’13). His research has been funded by NSF and Visa Inc.
Dr. Blass holds a MS and a PhD (with highest honors) in computer science from Universität Karlsruhe in Germany. His thesis was awarded with the prize for the best thesis on security research by Germany’s “data security organization (GDD)”.
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