Carmela Troncoso

Carmela Troncoso

Carmela Troncoso

Professor | EPFL, Switzerland

Carmela Troncoso is an Assistant Professor at EPFL (Switzerland). She holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (2006) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven (2011). Her thesis “Design and Analysis methods for Privacy Technologies” received the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Security and Trust Management Best Ph.D. Thesis Award. Before arriving to EPFL she was a Faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute (Spain) for 2 years; the Security and Privacy Technical Lead at Gradiant working closely with industry to deliver secure and privacy friendly solutions to the market for 4 years; and a pos-doctoral researcher at the COSIC Group.

Her research focuses on security and privacy, with main contributions to the field of anonymous communications and location privacy. She has published more 38 refereed scientific papers with more than 35 people, in the most prestigious venues in Security (e.g. ACM Conference on Computer Security or USENIX Security Symposium) and Privacy (Privacy Enhancing Technologies) and also in JCR journals such as the IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security. She was co-author of the Gold Award to Best Student Paper at the IEEE Intl. Workshop on Information Forensics and Security in 2011. She has served on more than 25 program committees of international conferences (e.g., PETS and other key venues in security), and has reviewed articles for numerous international journals. She has been program chair of the Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop in 2010 and 2011, General Chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in 2012, Poster/Demo chair of the ACM Conference on Computer Security in 2013, and Caspar Bowden PET Award Chair for 2015 and 2016. Currently, she is the Co-Editor-in-Chief (and Program Chair) for PoPETS in 2018 and 2019.