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Contact

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Email: e.decristofaro (at) ucl (dot) ac (dot) uk
Office: +44 20 7679 0349 (Email before calling)
RedPhone/TextSecure: +44 747 247 9955
PGP Key: ADE1F8BD
Twitter: @_emilianodc
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Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro

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Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Department of Computer Science
University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Office: 6.14 Malet Place Engineering Building (map)

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Publications

Note: You may also visit my Google Scholar citations page and my entry on DBLP

2014

  • George Danezis and Emiliano De Cristofaro
    Fast and Private Genomic Testing for Disease Susceptibility
    12th ACM CCS Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2014), to appear
    [PDF]
    (A preliminary version, titled "Simpler Protocols for Privacy-Preserving Disease Susceptibility Testing," appeared in GenoPri 2014)
  • Abdelberi Chaabane, Terence Chen, Mathieu Cunche, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Dali Kaafar
    Censorship in the Wild: Analyzing Web Filtering in Syria
    14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2014), to appear
    [Full Version]
    Media Coverage: MIT Tech Review, Boing Boing, ACM Tech News, Physics Central, Motherboard, Newsweek, AlJazeera
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq
    Paying for Likes? Understanding Facebook Like Fraud Using Honeypots
    14th ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2014), to appear
    [PDF]
    Media Coverage: MIT Tech Review
  • Igor Bilogrevic, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Julien Freudiger, Ersin Uzun
    What's the Gist? Privacy-Preserving Aggregation of User Profiles
    19th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2014)
    [PDF]
  • Filipe Beato, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Kasper Bonne Rasmussen
    Undetectable Communication: The Online Social Networks Case
    12th IEEE Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2014)
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro
    Genomic Privacy and the Rise of a New Research Community
    IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, March-April 2014
    [PDF]
    Media Coverage: DNA Digest
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro
    An Exploratory Ethnographic Study of Issues and Concerns with Whole Genome Sequencing
    8th NDSS Workshop on Usable Security (USEC 2014)
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Honglu Du, Julien Freudiger, Greg Norcie
    Two-Factor or not Two-Factor? A Comparative Usability Study of Two-Factor Authentication
    8th NDSS Workshop on Usable Security (USEC 2014)
    [PDF]
  • Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Paolo Gasti
    EsPRESSo: Efficient Privacy-Preserving Evaluation of Sample Set Similarity (Extended Version)
    Journal of Computer Security, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2014 (Submitted Oct 2012, Accepted Sep 2013)
    [PDF]

2013

  • Marcin Nagy, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Alexandra Dmitrienko, N. Asokan, Amhad-Reza Sadeghi
    Do I Know You? - Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Common Friend-Finder Protocols and Applications
    29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2013)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Claudio Soriente
    Extended Capabilities for a Privacy-Enhanced Participatory Sensing Infrastructure (PEPSI)
    IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Vol. 8, No. 12, 2013
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Sky Faber, Gene Tsudik
    Secure Genomic Testing with Size- and Position-Hiding Private Substring Matching
    12th ACM CCS Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2013)
    [PDF]
  • Erman Ayday, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Gene Tsudik
    The Chills and Thrills of Whole Genome Sequencing
    IEEE Computer Magazine, to appear
    Also presented as a poster at Usenix Security 2013 and discussed at HotSec 2013
    [PDF]
  • Abdelberi Chaabane, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Dali Kaafar, Ersin Uzun
    Privacy in Content-Oriented Networking: Threats and Countermeasures
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), Vol. 43, Issue 3, July 2013.
    Also invited to be presented at SIGCOMM 2013 as one of the two "Best CCR Papers"
    [Full Version]
  • Gregory Norcie, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Victoria Bellotti
    Bootstrapping Trust in Online Dating: Social Verification of Online Dating Profiles
    7th Financial Cryptography and Data Security Workshop on Usable Security (USEC 2013)
    [PDF]
    Media Coverage: MIT Tech Review
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Claudio Soriente
    Participatory Privacy: Enabling Privacy in Participatory Sensing
    IEEE Network. Vol. 27, No. 1. January 2013.
    [PDF]
  • Alvaro A. Cardenas, Richard Chow, Emiliano De Cristofaro
    Data Handling in the Smart Grid: Do We Know Enough?
    Annual IFIP Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP 2013)
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Mark Manulis, Bertram Poettering
    Private Discovery of Common Social Contacts (Extended Version)
    International Journal of Information Security (IJIS). Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013 (Special Issue of ACNS 2011 Selected Papers)
    [PDF]

2012

  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Claudio Soriente, Gene Tsudik, Andrew Williams
    Tweeting with Hummingbird: Privacy in Large-Scale Micro-Blogging OSNs
    IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin. Vol. 35, Number 4, December 2012
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Paolo Gasti, Gene Tsudik
    Fast and Private Computation of Cardinality of Set Intersection and Union
    11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS 2012)
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Sky Faber, Paolo Gasti, Gene Tsudik
    GenoDroid: Are Privacy-Preserving Genomic Tests Ready for Prime Time?
    11th ACM CCS Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2012)
    [PDF]
    Media Coverage: NewScientist, MIT Tech Review, Fierce Mobile Healthcare, PBS SoCal, Privacy Surgeon, OC Register, eWeek, IEEE Computer Society, About.com
  • Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Paolo Gasti
    EsPRESSo: Efficient Privacy-Preserving Evaluation of Sample Set Similarity
    7th ESORICS Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2012)
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Gene Tsudik
    Experimenting with Fast Private Set Intersection
    5th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2012)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Claudio Soriente, Gene Tsudik, Andrew Williams
    Hummingbird: Privacy at the time of Twitter
    33rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P 2012)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Roberto Di Pietro
    Adversaries and Countermeasures in Privacy-Enhanced Urban Sensing Systems
    IEEE Systems Journal, Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Complex Systems, 2012
    [PDF]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Roberto Di Pietro
    Preserving Query Privacy in Urban Sensing Systems
    13th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2012)
  • Mishari Almishari, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Karim Eldefrawy, Gene Tsudik
    Harvesting SSL Certificate Data to Identify Web-Fraud
    International Journal of Network Security (IJSN), Vol. 14, No. 6, 2012
    [PDF]

2011

  • Emiliano De Cristofaro
    Sharing Sensitive Information with Privacy
    PhD Dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2011
    [PDF]
  • Pierre Baldi, Roberta Baronio, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Paolo Gasti, Gene Tsudik
    Countering GATTACA: Efficient and Secure Testing of Fully-Sequenced Human Genomes
    18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2011)
    [Updated Version]
    Media Coverage: MIT Technology Review, NewScientist, Kurzweilai
  • Claude Castelluccia, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Aurelien Francillon, Dali Kaafar
    EphPub: Toward Robust Ephemeral Publishing
    19th IEEE Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2011)
    [Full Version] [Firefox Extension] [Project Page]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Yanbin Lu, Gene Tsudik
    Efficient Techniques for Privacy-preserving Sharing of Sensitive Information
    4th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2011)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Mark Manulis, Bertram Poettering
    Private Discovery of Common Social Contacts
    9th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2011)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Anthony Durussel, Imad Aad
    Reclaiming Privacy for Smartphone Applications
    9th IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011)
    [Full (Updated) Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Claudio Soriente
    PEPSI: Privacy-Enhanced Participatory Sensing Infrastructure
    4th ACM Conference on Wireless Security (WiSec 2011)
    [Full version available on project website]
  • Giuseppe Ateniese, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gene Tsudik
    (If) Size Matters: Size-Hiding Private Set Intersection
    14th IACR Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography (PKC 2011)
    [Full Version]

2010

  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Jihye Kim, Gene Tsudik
    Linear-Complexity Private Set Intersection Protocols Secure in Malicious Model
    16th IACR Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology (Asiacrypt 2010)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Jihye Kim
    Some Like It Private: Sharing Confidential Information Based on Oblivious Authorization
    IEEE Magazine on Security and Privacy, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2010
    [PDF]
  • Claude Castelluccia, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Daniele Perito
    Private Information Disclosure from Web Searches
    10th Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS 2010)
    [Full Version]
    Media Coverage: MIT Tech, Slashdot, ACM News, The Register, Italian
    IEEE Security and Privacy 2010: [Poster]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro and Gene Tsudik
    Practical Private Set Intersection Protocols with Linear Complexity
    Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 14th International Conference (FC 2010)
    [Full Version]
  • Vincenzo Auletta, Carlo Blundo, Angelo De Caro, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Giuseppe Persiano, Ivan Visconti
    Increasing Privacy Threats in the Cyberspace: the Case of Italian E-Passports
    1st International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Resource-Constrained Devices (WLC 2010)

2009

  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Stanislaw Jarecki, Jihye Kim, Gene Tsudik
    Privacy-preserving Policy-based Information Transfer
    9th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2009)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Jens-Mathias Bohli, Dirk Westhoff
    FAIR: Fuzzy-based Aggregation providing In-network Resilience for real-time Sensor Networks
    2nd ACM Symposium on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2009)
    [Full Version]
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro, Xuhua Ding, Gene Tsudik
    Privacy-Preserving Querying in Sensor Networks
    18th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2009)
    [Full Version]

2008

  • Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Clemente Galdi, Giuseppe Persiano
    A Distributed Implementation of the Certified Information Access Service
    13th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2008)
    [Full Version]
  • Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Aniello Del Sorbo, Clemente Galdi, Giuseppe Persiano
    Validating Orchestration of Web Services with BPEL and Aggregate Signatures
    6th IEEE Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2008)

2007

  • Emiliano De Cristofaro
    A Secure and Privacy-Protecting Aggregation Scheme for Sensor Networks
    8th IEEE Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile, and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2007)
  • Carlo Blundo and Emiliano De Cristofaro
    A Bluetooth-based JXME infrastructure
    Itnernational Symposium on Distributed Objects, Middleware, and Applications (DOA 2007)
  • Vincenzo Auletta, Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro
    A J2ME transparent middleware to support HTTP connections over Bluetooth
    2nd IEEE Conference on Systems and Networks Communications (ICSNC 2007)
    Best Student Paper

2006

  • Vincenzo Auletta, Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Guerriero Raimato
    A Lightweight Framework for Web Services Invocation over Bluetooth
    14th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006)
  • Vincenzo Auletta, Carlo Blundo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Guerriero Raimato
    Performance Evaluation of Web Services invocation over Bluetooth
    9th ACM Conference on Modeling, Analysis, Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2006)