Dr. Kasra EdalatNejad

Postdoctoral Researcher


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I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) in the Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

Before joining ENCRYPTO, I completed my Ph.D. at the security and privacy engineering (Spring) lab at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Carmela Troncoso. My Ph.D. thesis title is “Bridging the gap between theoretical and practical privacy technologies for at-risk populations”. My primary research interest is security and privacy, applied cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies, and anonymous communication.

You can find further information on my personal webpage.

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

Honors and Awards

  • Runner up for CNIL-Inria data protection award for the paper “DatashareNetwork”, 2022
  • Runner up for the Caspar Bowden award for outstanding research in privacy enhancing technologies for the paper “DatashareNetwork”, 2021
  • EPFL EDIC's IC Distinguished Service Awards, 2020
  • EPFL's Teaching Assistant Award, 2019
  • EPFL EDIC fellowship for doctoral studies, 2017
  • Ministerial Award from Iran's ministry of science, research, and technology for outstanding performance in olympiad, 2017
  • Ranked 1st in the Iranian National Computer Science Olympiad for Graduate Students, 2016
  • Ranked 6th in the Iranian National Graduate Examination (Konkur), 2016
  • Ranked in the top 1% in the 9th IEEEXtreme competition, 2015
  • Presidential Award from President M. Ahmadinejad for outstanding performance in olympiad, 2011
  • International Silver Medal in 23rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), Pattaya, Thailand, 2011
  • Silver Medal in 5th Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO), 2011
  • Ministerial Award from Iran's ministry of science, research, and technology for outstanding performance in olympiad, 2010
  • Member of Iranian National Elite Foundation, since 2010
  • National Gold Medal, Ranked 1st, Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI), 2010
  • National Silver Medal Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI), 2010

Work experience

  • 2024-present: Postdoctoral researcher at ENCRYPTO, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 9/2023-12/2023: Founder in Residence at Entrepreneur First, London, UK.
  • 7/2021-11/2021: Research intern at IMDEA Software Research Institute, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016-2017: Remote research assistant at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • 2011-2015: Teacher at Atomic Energy High School, Tehran, Iran.


  • 2017-2023: Ph.D. in computer science at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2011-2016: B.S. in software engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.