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Privacy Preserving Systems Lab

We at the PPS Lab build, investigate, and research software systems for data privacy and data security. Our mission is to develop technologies that enable applications to safely and securely interact with users data while preserving individual's privacy and make it easy for developers to build and develop privacy preserving applications.

Our members are affiliated with the Systems Group and the Applied Cryptography Group at ETH Zurich CS Department.

Projects

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Secure and Robust Federated Learning

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Privacy Preserving Stream Analytics at Scale

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End-to-End Designs for Data Privacy

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Accessible Privacy Preserving Computation

News

Zeph is accepted at USENIX OSDI 2021!

Hidde Lycklama joins the PPS Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Hidde!

Upcoming paper on Fully Homomorphic Encryption Compilers is accepted at the IEEE S&P 2021!

Anwar Hithnawi received the ETH Research Grant!

This grant aims at expanding our efforts on end-to-end systems designs for data privacy.

Nicolas Küchler joins the PPS Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Nicolas!

Droplet is accepted at USENIX Security Symposium 2020!

Lukas Burkhalter receives the Microsoft Research Ph.D. Award! Congrats, Lukas!

TimeCrypt is accepted at USENIX NSDI 2020!

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Anwar Hithnawi got awarded the SNSF Ambizione grant to start the PPS Lab at ETH Zurich.

Publications

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Zeph: Cryptographic Enforcement of End-to-End Data Privacy. Github

Lukas Burkhalter*, Nicolas Küchler*, Alexander Viand, Hossein Shafagh, Anwar Hithnawi

USENIX OSDI 2021. Online.

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SoK: Fully Homomorphic Encryption Compilers. Paper Github Website

Alexander Viand, Patrick Jattke, Anwar Hithnawi

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021. Online.

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Droplet: Decentralized Authorization and Access Control for Encrypted Data Streams. Paper Slides Github Website Video

Hossein Shafagh, Lukas Burkhalter, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Anwar Hithnawi

USENIX Security Symposium 2020. Online.

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TimeCrypt: Encrypted Data Stream Processing at Scale with Cryptographic Access Control. Paper Slides Github Website Video

Lukas Burkhalter, Anwar Hithnawi, Alexander Viand, Hossein Shafagh, Sylvia Ratnasamy

USENIX NSDI 2020. Santa Clara, California, USA.