Dr. Andy Rupp

Deputy Head of the group
Office: MNO, E02 0215-070
Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 5264


Dr. Andy Rupp 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 as the Deputy Head of the SECAN-Lab, he was the head of the independent Junior Research Group "CyPhyCrypt" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 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 are then composed very carefully to obtain provably secure, yet practical systems. His current focus is on Privacy-Preserving Mobile Payment Systems.

Research Interests

Security and Privacy in Real-World Systems; Privacy-Enhancing Technologies; Provable Security and Foundations of Cryptography; Lightweight Cryptographic Protocols; Efficient Implementations of Cryptographic Schemes