ESR7

Ahmed Fraz Baig - ESR7

 

Background:

Ahmed received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. Later he received a Master's degree in Computer Science from the same University. He has worked on different research projects related to information security and machine learning. He holds research experience in applied cryptography, network security, machine learning and HCI. Specifically, he has a working experience of Cryptographic protocol modeling, Analysis, formal verification, cryptanalysis and design of secure authentication mechanisms. Moreover, he has also worked on deep learning algorithms, natural language processing(NLP) and gesture-based authentication techniques for mobile devices.

 

Research interests:

Information Security, Applied Cryptography, Cryptographic protocol design and analysis, authentication, Protocol modeling and formal verification, data privacy and access control, Biometrics, Human-Centered computing, machine learning, Privacy in Social Networks and graph theory.

 

ESR7: Identity provisioning in the cloud: Privacy, security, and user experience when authenticating to services

 

Objectives:

The objective of the work is to study how privacy, security and user experience are affected by design choices when building services that use cloud-based identities. Such choices include what user data to collect, and how and where to process the data and store it. Topics include secure authentication, security of cloud-based services, formal modelling, advanced data analysis and its effect on privacy, and the relation between privacy, user experience and security. The ESR fellow will study the principles of identity provisioning, enabling sound methods for identity provisioning and authenticating to cloud-based services.

 

Main supervisor

Sigurd Eskeland

 

Co-supervisor

Paul Pauli