Laura Hetz wins 1st Prize at CAST IT-Security Award with her Master Thesis


Laura Hetz with her Master thesis on “Communication-Efficient Privacy-Preserving Mobile Contact Discovery” won the first prize among four finalists in the category “Best Master Thesis” at the CAST IT Security Award 2023.

Main supervisor of the thesis was Christian Weinert who is a former member of the ENCRYPTO group. Laura published and presented the results of her thesis at ESORICS 2023. The full version of the paper is available on eprint.

CAST e.V. awards these prizes for outstanding theses by young IT security researchers. Nominated works contain innovative ideas, interesting results, novel views, and directions for current and relevant topics in IT security.