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.


Law Enforcement
Image Recognition
Computer Systems


Recent Articles
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: ACM. 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: ACM. 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
Bösch, C. T., Peter, A., Leenders, B., Lim, H. W., Tang, Q., Wang, H., ... Jonker, W. (2014). Distributed Searchable Symmetric Encryption. In Twelfth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014 (pp. 330-337). USA: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/PST.2014.6890956
Karvelas, N. P., Peter, A., Katzenbeisser, S., Tews, E., Tews, E., & Hamacher, K. (2014). Privacy preserving whole genome sequence processing through proxy-aided ORAM. In 13th Annual ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2014) (pp. 1-10). New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2665943.2665962
Bösch, C. T., Peter, A., Hartel, P. H., & Jonker, W. (2014). SOFIR: Securely Outsourced Forensic Image Recognition. In 39th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 (pp. 2694-2698). USA: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854089
Makri, E., Everts, M. H., de Hoogh, S., Peter, A., op den Akker, H., Hartel, P. H., & Jonker, W. (2014). Privacy-Preserving Verification of Clinical Research. In Sicherheit 2014: Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit, Beiträge der 7. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) (pp. 481-500). (Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI)). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik.
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 4051
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  4051
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands