Dr. Andy Rupp

Deputy Head of the group
Office: MNO, E04 0445-040
Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 5264


Dr. Andy Rupp is a permanent member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Luxembourg and the Deputy Head of the Security and Networking Lab. He is also a Principal Investigator and the Spokesperson of the ESS-Research-Group "Secure Computation and Communication" at the KASTEL Security Research Labs at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

Andy studied Computer Science at Saarland University and obtained a PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Christof Paar from Ruhr-University Bochum. He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher and Security Engineer both in Academia as well as Industry (UMass Amherst with Professors Wayne Burleson and Kevin Fu, TU Darmstadt with Professor Johannes Buchmann, KIT with Professor Dennis Hofheinz, AGT International, ITK Engineering). Before joining the University of Luxembourg, he was the head of the KASTEL Junior Research Group "CyPhyCrypt" at KIT. Andy's research aims at bridging the gap between novel cryptographic theory on the one hand and security and privacy mechanisms truly suitable for real-world application scenarios such as Mobile Payments, Smart Traffic, etc. To this end, he develops dedicated security models, crypto primitives, and protocol building blocks which then need to be composed very carefully to obtain provably secure, yet practical systems.

Research Interests

Security and Privacy in Real-World Systems; Privacy-Enhancing Technologies; Provable Security; Cryptographic Protocols; Efficient Implementations of Cryptographic Schemes; Digital Payments