Christian Killer

 

 Contact Information:

Universität Zürich Institut für Informatik (IFI),

BIN 2.E.04 Binzmühlestrasse 14 CH-8050 Zürich

Phone:+41 44 635 43 75 Fax: +41 44 635 68 09

Email: killer@ifi.uzh.ch

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About

Christian Killer joined the Communication Systems Group (CSG) in February 2019 to obtain his doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller. He finished his Master’s Degree in Informatics at the University of Zurich, focussing on Security Management and Visualization in a Blockchain-based Collaborative Defense. During his Master’s, he also completed a Master’s Project Provotum - Privacy, Verifiability, and Auditability in Blockchain-based E-Voting which evolved in multiple versions and spun off to additional voting systems as well. 

Research Interest

  • Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers
  • Remote Electronic Voting and Remote Postal Voting
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Security of Electoral Processes
  • Network Security and Penetration Testing
  • Security Management and Visualization

Teaching Assistance

  • Blockchains and Overlay Networks (FS19, FS20, FS21, FS22)
  • Communication Systems Lab (HS19, HS20, HS21)
  • Seminar: Internet Economics (HS19, HS20, HS21)
  • Seminar: Communication Systems (FS19, FS20, FS21, FS22)

Open Thesis:

Please check here to see list of open thesis.

Publications

Google Scholar

2021

  • [Full Paper] Eder John Scheid, Pascal Kiechl, Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller: Security and Standardization of a Notary-based Blockchain Interoperability API; IEEE 3rd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA 2021), Tartu, Estonia, November 2021, pp 1–7. Link
  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Jan von der Assen, Luc Boillat, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller: SecGrid: A Visual System for the Analysis and ML-Based Classification of Cyberattack Traffic; IEEE 46th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2021), Virtually, Edmonton, Canada, October 2021, pp. 1–8. Link
  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Noah Berni, Eder John Scheid, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller: SaCI: a Blockchain-based Cyber Insurance Approach for the Deployment and Management of a Contract Coverage; 18th International Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services (GECON 2021), "LNCS", Virtually, September 2021, pp 1–14. Link
  • [Book Chapter] Eder John Scheid, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Sina Rafati, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Uncovered: Clarifications, Achievements, and Open Issues; in: Michael Goedicke, Erich Neuhold, Kai Rannenberg (Edt.), "Advancing Research in Information and Communication Technology", Springer, Cham, Switzerland, No. 1, August 2021, pp 1–29. Link
  • [Short Paper] Bruno Rodrigues, Lukas Müller, Eder John Scheid, Muriel Franco, Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller: LaFlector: A Privacy-Preserving LiDAR-Based Approach for Accurate Indoor Tracking; IEEE 46th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2021), Virtually, Edmonton, Canada, October 2021, pp. 1–4. Link
  • [Journal] Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Eder John Scheid, Alessandro De Carli, Andreas Gassmann, David Schoenbaechler, Burkhard Stiller: WeTrace: a Privacy-preserving Tracing Approach; KICKS and IEEE ComSoc, Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), Special Issue on Communications and Networking Approaches for Combatting COVID-19, October 2021, pp. 1–16. Link
  • [Poster] Muriel Franco, Jan von der Assen, Luc Boillat, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: DDoSGrid: a Platform for the Post-mortem Analysis and Visualization of DDoS Attacks; IFIP Networking 2021, Virtually, Espoo, Finland, June 21-24 2021, pp. 1–3. Link
  • [Poster] Rafael Ribeiro, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Lenz Baumann, Muriel Franco, Eder John Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: ASIMOV: A Fully Passive WiFi Device Tracking; IFIP Networking 2021, Virtually, Espoo, Finland, June 21-24 2021, pp. 1–3. Link
  • [Full Paper] Eder Scheid, Andreas Knecht, Tim Strasser, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller. Edge2BC: a Practical Approach for Edge-to-Blockchain IoT Transactions; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2021), Darlinghurst, Australia, May 2021, pp 1–9. To appear
  • [Full Paper] Christian Killer, Markus Knecht, Claude Müller, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller. Æternum: A Decentralized Voting System with Unconditional Privacy; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2021), Darlinghurst, Australia, May 2021, pp 1–8. [Researchgate] *Best Paper Award* 
  • [Tutorial] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder J. Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting from Theory to Practice; IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2021), Virtually, Bordeaux, France, Bordeaux, France, May 2021. 
  • Nicolas Gordillo, Bruno Rodrigues, Christian Killer, Thomas Bocek, Burkhard Stiller. Digital Mobile Onboarding in Switzerland -- a Hands-on Experience. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2021), Bordeaux, France, May 2021, pp 1–6. Link
  • Bruno Rodrigues, Cyrill Halter, Muriel Franco, Eder J. Scheid, Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller. BluePIL: a Bluetooth-based Passive Indoor Localization Method. IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2021), Bordeaux, France, May 2021, pp 1–9. Link

 

2020

  • [Full Paper] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Muriel Franco, Moritz Eck, Nik Zaugg, Alex Schetlin, Burkhard. Stiller: Provotum: A Blockchain-Based and End-to-End Verifiable Remote Electronic Voting System; IEEE 45th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sidney, Australia, November 2020, pp 1–12 [Researchgate].
  • [Journal] Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchain Signaling System (BloSS): Cooperative Signaling of Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks; Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer Nature, August, 2020, pp. 1-37. Link
  • [Technical Report] Christian Killer, Lucas Thorbecke, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Proverum: A Hybrid Public Verifiability for Decentralized Identity Management; IFI Technical Report 2020.03, Zürich, Switzerland, August 2020. [arxiv] [Researchgate] [IFI TR 2020.03] (PDF, 704 KB)
  • [White Paper] Alessandro De Carli, Muriel Franco, Andreas Gassmann, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, David Schoenbaechler, Burkhard Stiller: WeTrace: Privacy-preserving Mobile COVID-19 Tracing Approach and Application; Technical Report, Zürich, Switzerland, April 2020. Link
  • [Tutorial] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller. Practical Introduction to Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting. IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 20). 3-6 May. Toronto, Canada. Link
  • [Full Paper]: Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Raphael Matile, Eder Scheid, Burkhard Stiller. Design and Implementation of Cast-as-Intended Verifiability for a Blockchain-based Voting System. The 35th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). March 30th to April 3rd, 2020. Brno, Czech Republic. [Open Access] (PDF, 2 MB)ACM

2019

  • [Workshop Paper] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller. Threat Management Dashboard for a Blockchain Collaborative Defense. 2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GCWS27): IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 Workshop on Telecommunications and Blockchain. 9-13 December 2019 // Waikoloa, HI, USA. Link.
  • [Full Paper] Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller. The Swiss Postal Voting Process and its System and Security Analysis. 2019 The International Conference for Electronic Voting (E-VOTE ID). 1-4 October 2019 // Bregenz, Austria. Link Slides (External).
  • [Short Paper] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller. A Proposal for Security Management and Visuualization in a Blockchain-based Collaborative Defense. IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 19). 14-17 May. Seoul, South Korea. [Link]

 

2016

  • [Full Paper] Thomas Bocek, Christian Killer, Christos Tsiaras, Burkhard Stiller: An NFC Relay Attack with Off-the-shelf Hardware and Software; 10th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security, AIMS 2016, "Vol. 9701 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science", Munich, Germany, June 2016, pp 1–13. [Link]