Welcome to CrySP!
CrySP carries out research in the areas of cryptography, security, and privacy. The members of CrySP study a wide variety of topics, from designing cryptographic protocols to the evaluation of their effectiveness and usability in deployed systems. Here are some examples....
- Congratulations to Owura, Mei, and Asokan for having their paper "Is GitHub’s Copilot as Bad as Humans at Introducing Vulnerabilities in Code?" featured in The Globe and Mail!
- Welcome to our newest faculty member, Stacey Watson! Also congratulations to them for their paper "OneButtonPIN: A single button authentication method for blind or low vision users to improve accessibility and prevent eavesdropping" winning the best paper award at MobileHCI 2022!
- Phase V of the CrySP lab is complete and people have moved in! The lab now seats 40 students and postdocs.
- Congratulations to Urs and his coauthors for having their SOUPS 2021 paper "Concerned but Ineffective: User Perceptions, Methods, and Challenges when Sanitizing Old Devices for Disposal" featured in The Record!
- CrySP is growing again! We are thrilled to have three new faculty members joining us in the coming year: welcome to Mohammad Hajiabadi (cryptography), Meng Xu (security), and Diogo Barradas (privacy)!
- Congratulations to Simeon for winning the 2021 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student!
- Congratulations to Sergey for raising US$3.75M for his blockchain startup Axelar!
- Congratulations to Asokan for winning best paper from IEEE Transactions on Computers for his work on FastBFT!
- Congratulations to Jiayi and Urs for having their USENIX Security 2020 paper Chaperone: Real-time Locking and Loss Prevention for Smartphones featured in The Record, The Waterloo Chronicle, Exchange Magazine, and Technology Org!
- Congratulations to Ian Goldberg and his coauthors for winning the USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their 1996 paper "A Secure Environment for Untrusted Helper Applications: Confining the Wily Hacker!
- Congratulations to Ian Goldberg for being named Canada Research Chair in Privacy Enhancing Technologies!
- CrySP is actively looking for students interested in grad studies. See 'Prospective Students' on the left for details.