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 Nik Unger for winning a 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student!
- Some of the CrySP members express their support for the release of Ola Bini.
- Erinn and Ian's Shatter Secrets work on crossing borders with encrypted devices has had some news coverage, including The Record, The Daily Swig, and CBC Radio.
- Congratulations to Sajin and Nik for placing 1st and 2nd in the 2018 Cheriton Symposium poster session!
- CrySP has a new logo, and our website has a new look!
- Congratulations to Ian and colleagues for winning the 2018 Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award, to Ian and Nik for being runner-up for the 2018 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and to Ian and colleagues for winning the 2018 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, all at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Barcelona!
- Hassan, Urs, and Dan Vogel's CHI 2018 paper on shoulder-surfing smartphone PINs is getting some press in the Globe and Mail!
- Phase IV of the CrySP Lab is now complete, and the students have moved in. The lab now seats 21 graduate students and a number of undergraduates. The phone number is 519 888 4567 x31337, and the room number is DC 3332.
- CommitCoin, an approach for "carbon dating" information developed by CrySP alumnus Jeremy Clark and CrySP PhD student Aleksander Essex, gets mentioned in the New Scientist.
- Brittany was interviewed by Hak5, talking about the link between academia and industry!
- Cecylia and Ian's work on Slitheen is getting some press! Articles in/on the uWaterloo homepage, The Atlantic, The Register, The Record, Tech2, ITWire.
- CrySP is actively looking for students interested in grad studies. See 'Prospective Students' on the left for details.