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mshafagh Hossein Shafagh

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Computer Science
Institute for Pervasive Computing
Universitaetstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 63 26136
Fax: +41 44 63 27373
Email: shafagh
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Short Curriculum Vitae

Hossein Shafagh is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the “Distributed Systems Group” at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He joined the group in September 2013 after graduating from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the same university. His research interests include designing and improving security protocols for wireless sensor networks and enabling secure Internet of Things. He conducted his master's thesis at SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science) in the area of delegated public-key-based authentication for the Internet of Things.

Research Interests

  • Encrypted data computing for the Internet of Things. For more info please visit our project webpage:
  • E2E lightweight authentication, specifically for the Internet of Things
  • Wireless communication


Student projects

Interested students in conducting bachelor/master thesis or a lab project in the area of wireless sensor networks in general or interested in one of the following described projects can either send me an email or just drop by my office for a coffee to discuss further details. I am always looking for motivated and interested students who are ambitious about participating in ongoing research work.

Note to Intrested International Students:
Although we highly encourage international students to pursue theses or research projects within our group, we do not provide financial aid in this manner. We encourage you though, to have a look at the exchange programs at ETH Zurich for scholarships Please contact us well in advance to facilitate your applications.

Available Projects

Available Projects

M Data Security in the Internet of Things Applications Hossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi
M Data Security in the Internet of Things Hossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi

Assigned Projects

Assigned Projects

M Privacy-Preserving Search for Encrypted Images on the Cloud: Metadata and Classification Alexander ViandHossein ShafaghHS 16
M Public Key Hardware Accelerator for Encrypted Data Processing Jan MeierHossein ShafaghHS 16
M Private Search on Encrypted IoT data Aitor NavarroHossein ShafaghHS 16
L Proximity-based Authentication via Ambient RF Noise Jakob HasseHossein ShafaghHS 16

Completed Projects

Completed Projects

M Secure Analysis of Encrypted IoT Data Pascal FischliHossein ShafaghFS 16
L Developing IoT Applications on top of Encrypted Data Lukas Burkhalter,
Alexander Viand
Hossein ShafaghHS 15
M A Public-key Cryptography Framework for the Internet of Things Andreas DroescherHossein ShafaghFS 15
M Proximity-based Authentication for the Internet of Things Dominic PlanggerHossein Shafagh,
Anwar Hithnawi
FS 15
B Encrypted Data Processing for the Internet of Things: User’s Perspective Lukas BurkhalterHossein ShafaghFS 15
B Understanding the Impact of Cross Technology Interference on Low-power Wireless Networks Jan WolfAnwar Hithnawi,
Hossein Shafagh
FS 14


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