dr. A. Peter (Andreas)

Assistant Professor in Security & Privacy Engineering

About Me

Andreas Peter graduated with a M.Sc. in mathematics at both the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Subsequently, he received the Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) in 2013. His Ph.D. thesis deals with the topic of secure outsourcing of computation with a special focus on homomorphic encryption. Since 2014, he is employed as an Assistant Professor at the chair of ''Services, Cybersecurity and Safety'' at the University of Twente (NL).

His current research interests include both fundamental and applied security and privacy aspects in IT systems with a focus on privacy-enhancing technologies, cryptographic protocol design and analysis, as well as the application and theory of functional and homomorphic encryption. He serves on the program committees of several workshops and conferences devoted to information security and privacy. Since 2015, he serves on the Editorial Board of the MDPI Open Access Journal on Cryptography and the SpringerOpen EURASIP Journal on Information Security. Moreover, he is a member of the steering committee of the Cyber Security next generation (CSng), a community building activity of several Dutch universities focusing on cyber security.

He is the UT coordinator of the EIT Digital Master in Security & Privacy and the deputy coordinator of the 4TU Cyber Security Master Specialization.


Random Access Storage
Intrusion Detection


Esquivel Vargas, H. T., Caselli, M., & Peter, A. (2017). Automatic Deployment of Specification-based Intrusion Detection in the BACnet Protocol. In CPS'17, Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (pp. 25-36). ACM Publishing. DOI: 10.1145/3140241.3140244
Bortolameotti, R., van Ede, T. S., Caselli, M., Everts, M. H., Hartel, P. H., Hofstede, R., ... Peter, A. (2017). DECANTeR: DEteCtion of Anomalous outbouNd HTTP TRaffic by Passive Application Fingerprinting. In ACSAC 2017, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (pp. 373-386). DOI: 10.1145/3134600.3134605
van de Kamp, T. R., Peter, A., Everts, M. H., & Jonker, W. (2017). Multi-client Predicate-only Encryption for Conjunctive Equality Tests. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Cryptology And Network Security 2017, Hong Kong, China.
Karvelas, N. P., Peter, A., & Katzenbeisser, S. (2017). Using Oblivious RAM in Genomic Studies. In J. Garcia-Alfaro, G. Navarro-Aribas, H. Hartenstein, & J. Herrera-Joancomarti (Eds.), Data Privacy Management, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology: ESORICS 2017 International Workshops, DPM 2017 and CBT 2017, Oslo, Norway, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 35-52). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10436). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67816-0_3
Bortolameotti, R., Peter, A., Everts, M. H., Jonker, W., & Hartel, P. H. (2016). Reliably determining data leakage in the presence of strong attackers. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Computer Security Applications, ACSAC 2016 (pp. 484-495). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2991079.2991095
van de Kamp, T. R., Peter, A., Everts, M. H., & Jonker, W. (2016). Private Sharing of IOCs and Sightings. In 3rd ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security, WISCS 2016 (pp. 35-38). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2994539.2994544
Bortolameotti, R., Peter, A., Everts, M. H., & Bolzoni, D. (2015). Indicators of Malicious SSL Connections. In 9th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2015 (pp. 162-175). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9408). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25645-0_11
Dietzel, S., Peter, A., & Kargl, F. (2015). Secure Cluster-Based In-Network Information Aggregation for Vehicular Networks. In IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 (pp. 1-5). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7146074
Bakondi, B. G., Peter, A., Everts, M. H., Hartel, P. H., & Jonker, W. (2015). Publicly Verifiable Private Aggregation of Time-Series Data. In 10th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2015 (pp. 50-59). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ARES.2015.82
Other Contributions

Current PhD students

  • Herson Esquivel-Vargas (Nov 2016 - ongoing)
    • topic: Security & Privacy in Building Automation Systems
    • with Pieter Hartel
  • Valeriu Stanciu (Jan 2016 - ongoing) [external: University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania]
  • Tim van de Kamp (Feb 2015 - ongoing)
    • topic: Critical Infrastructure Protection through Cryptographic Incident Management
    • with Willem Jonker
  • Riccardo Bortolameotti (Oct 2014 - ongoing)
    • topic: Data Loss Prevention
    • awards: Best Poster Award at 1st Cyber Security Workshop in the Netherlands (2015)
    • with Pieter Hartel and Willem Jonker
  • Bence Gabor Bakondi (Mar 2014 - ongoing)
    • topic: Verifiability in Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • awards: Best Poster and Best Presentation Award at ICT.Open 2016
    • with Pieter Hartel and Willem Jonker

Former PhD students

  • Christoph Bösch (finished on January 21, 2015)
  • Arjan Jeckmans (finished on February 5, 2014)
    • topic: Cryptographically-Enhanced Privacy for Recommender Systems
    • with Pieter Hartel

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 2023
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  2023
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands