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Dr. Matteo MAFFEI Professor, Research Unit of Security and Privacy, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna


 Matteo Maffei is professor and head of the Security and Privacy group at the Vienna University of Technology, which he joined in April 2017. Previously, he worked 11 years at Saarland University in Germany, first as research group leader and then as professor. He obtained his PhD in 2006 at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. In 2018 he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council with the project "Foundations and Tools for Client-Side Web Security" and in 2009 an Emmy Noether fellowship from the German Research Foundation with the project "Formal Design and Verification of Modern Cryptographic Applications". His current research interests include security, cryptography, program analysis, and blockchain technologies. In particular, he designs verification techniques for security properties in cryptographic protocols, mobile code, web applications, and smart contracts, and he develops privacy-enhancing technologies for cloud storage, analytics, and blockchain technologies.