Cryptology and Data Security Research Group

The Cryptology and Data Security Research Group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Bern investigates security and privacy in a digital world.

Our research addresses cryptographic protocols, distributed consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security, with applications to blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their economics.

Team in June 2022

Security and privacy are at stake in the information society, threatened by the enormous developments in networks, cloud, and mobile. Information technology has already revolutionized many aspects today’s life. Finding a balance between the practical convenience of being “always online”, current business practices, the changing demands of society, and the privacy and security concerns of individual people represents one of the great open questions of our time.

Cryptography and data security provide techniques to answer this question.

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Recent news (see all news)

  • Boquila project wins hackathon at the 2024 IC3 Blockchain Camp

    The CRYPTO group has integrated some of its research with the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a blockchain research effort based at Cornell Tech in New York. In the context of...
  • Welcome, Juan Villacis

    Juan Villacis has joined the CRYPTO research team as a Ph.D. student in June 2024. Prior to that, he obtained a B.Sc. degree from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology and a...
  • Avalanche Consensus - Does it Perform as Promised?

    We have recently looked at the “Snow” consensus protocols. They were introduced in a whitepaper by a team that later went on to found Ava Labs and pioneered the Avalanche blockchain infrastructure....