• Seminar Series 2016-2017: Fourth Seminar
    Florian Kerschbaum
    University of Waterloo
    Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1 pm.
    Location: DC 1331

    Title: Privacy in the Smart Grid / Road Toll Collection

    Abstract: We present a cryptographic approach to privacy in the Smart Grid / Road Toll Collection. All data is encrypted before transmitting to the service provider and all computations are done on encrypted. We ensure multi-lateral security by using zero-knowledge proofs and controlled observation to ensure the integrity of computation for correct billing. This talk will briefly present protocols for billing, aggregation and general computations in the smart grid and billing in the road toll collection.

    Bio: Florian is an associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (since 2017). Before he has worked as a chief research expert at SAP in Karlsruhe (2005 – 2016) and as a software architect at Arxan Technologies in San Francisco (2002 – 2004). His research interests are searching over and generally computation on encrypted data. His work has been applied in the real world to databases, supply chain management and RFID tracking. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2010) and a master’s degree from Purdue University (2001).