Praveen Manoharan

Contact

CISPA - Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability

Information Security and Cryptography Group

Saarland University
Campus E9 1, Room 3.16
66123 Saarbruecken, Germany

Phone: +49-681-302 57371
email: manoharan (at) cs (dot) uni-saarland (dot) de

Impressum
Data Privacy Policy

About

I am a fifth year PhD-student at the Information Security & Cryptography Group at Saarland University lead by Michael Backes.

My research is currently focused privacy in open settings and privacy and robustness issues in learning. In particular, I work on developing formal models for the the analysis of privacy leaks in Social Media and other open, unstructured settings.

Publications

Adversarial Examples for Malware Detection
Proceedings of the 22nd European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), 2017
with Kathrin Grosse, Nicolas Papernot, Backes Michael and Patrick McDaniel

Reconciling Privacy and Utility in Continuous-Time Diffusion Networks
Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2017
with Michael Backes, Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez and Bartlomiej Surma

Membership Privacy in MicroRNA-based Studies
Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2016
with Michael Backes, Pascal Berrang and Mathias Humbert

Profile Linkability despite Anonymity in Social Media Systems
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES), 2016
with Michael Backes, Pascal Berrang, Oana Goga and Krishna P Gummadi

From Zoos to Safaris - From Closed-World Enforcement to Open-World Assessment of Privacy
Foundations of Security Analysis and Design VIII: FOSAD 2014/2015/2016 Tutorial Lectures, 2016
with Michael Backes and Pascal Berrang

How well do you blend into the crowd? - d-convergence: assessing identity disclosure risks in large-scale, open web settings
Privacy and Inference Workshop (PrInf), 2015
with Michael Backes and Pascal Berrang

TUC: Time-sensitive and Modular Analysis of Anonymous Communication
Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2014
with Michael Backes and Esfandiar Mohammadi

AnoA - A Framwork for Analyzing Anonymous Commmunication Protocols
Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2013
with Michael Backes, Aniket Kate, Sebastian Meiser and Esfandiar Mohammadi

Talks

Reconciling Privacy and Utility in Continuous-Time Diffusion Networks
Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2017
University of California Santa Barbara

Profile Linkability despite Anonymity in Social Media Systems
Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, 2016

Poster: How well do you blend into the crowd?
IEEE Security and Privacy, 2015

How well do you blend into the crowd?
Privacy and Inference Workshop, 2015
TU Dresden

How well do you blend into the crowd? d-convergence: A novel paradigm for quantifying privacy in the age of Big-Data
Grande Region Security and Reliability Day, 2015
University of Trier

TUC: Time-sensitive and Modular Analysis of Anonymous Communication
Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2014
Vienna Summer of Logic

AnoA: A Framework For Analyzing Anonymous Communication Protocols
Grande Region Security and Reliability Day, 2013
University of Luxembourg

Teaching

as teaching assistant

Introduction to Cybersecurity, WS 16/17
Seminar: Theory of Modern Privacy Research, SS 16
Introduction to Cybersecurity, WS 15/16
Introduction to Cybersecurity, WS 14/15

as tutor

Grundzuege von Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, WS 11/12

Education

I received my bachelor degree from TU Dortmund in 2011 and then moved to Saarland University, where I enrolled in the PhD-program in Computer Science. I then joined the Information Security and Cryptography group as a PhD-Student in 2013.