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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

Dr. Corinna Schmitt


Contact Information

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics (IFI), BIN 2.E.01
Binzmuehlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zurich


From June 1, 2018 on new affiliation for details see and contact is possible under


Short bio

Corinna Schmitt holds a Diploma in Bioinformatics (Dipl. Informatik (Bioinformatik)) from the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen (Germany) and a Doctor in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität München (Germany). Her work focused on wireless sensor networks in order to establish an efficient data transmission protocol - called TinyIPFIX - with additional features for aggregation, compression, secure transmission, and user friendly and flexible GUI (CoMaDa).

Since spring 2013 to May 2018 she was employed at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) as head of mobile and trusted communications team at the Communication Systems Group (CSG) of Prof. Dr. B. Stiller. Her research focuses now on mobile communication, Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, trust, and security. Since June 2018 she is employed as senior Researcher at the Research Center CODE at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany.

Her work is documented in more than 30 publications around the research field SecureWSN, including 2 book chapters and one ITU-T recommendation Y. 3013. She contributes to standardization organizations (IETF, ITU, ASUT) and several EU projects (e.g., AutHoNe, SmartenIT, FLAMINGO). She is active in ACM and IEEE as TCP member, as well as reviewer for several journals and organizer of conferences.


Further information about the research field SecureWSN can be found here.

Further information about her, publications, presentations, and research can be found under her private homepage.


  • During CSG employment: here
  • Before CSG:here

Special Invited Talks

  • IoT Connectivity vs Privacy Requests; Fifth SG13 Regional Workshop for Africa on "ITU-T Standardization Work on Future Networks: Towards a Better Future for Africa", Cairo, Egypt, April 1, 2017
  • Secure Data Exchange and Access in Constrained Networks; Cyber-Physical-Systems Security Symbosium, Universität der Bundeswehr München - University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017
  • Rising Privacy Issues Due to Today's IoT Development, IoT Kolloquium at AIT DSS Alle Department Digital Safety and Security, Vienna, Austria, December 2, 2016

  • Two-way Authentication for Tiny Devices; ITU-T Meeting SG17: Security - Tutorial, Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2015
  • Efficient and Secure Data Transmission in Wireless Sensor Networks; Research Colloquium, SICS SWEDISH ICT AB, Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2013


Finished Theses

  • CoMaDa Extension Addressing Transparency Request for Data Owners (VA)
  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Object Tracking Motion Detection System (MA)
  • TinyIPFIX Aggregation in Contiki (Computer Science Internship)
  • WebMaDa Extension Addressing Transparency Request for Data Owners (VA)
  • Database Solution for Sensor Data with Authorized Data Access Solution (VA)
  • Secure Position Data Transmission for Object Tracking using LoRaWAN (MA)
  • Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks using IPFIX under Contiki (BA)
  • Secure Pull Request Development for TinyIPFIX in Wireless Sensor Network (MA)
  • Reliable Beacon Detection (MA)
  • Design and Development of a Mobile App to Monitor Active Wireless Sensor Networks under Authorized Access Rules (MA)
  • Optimization of Two-way Authentication Protocol in Internet of Things (MA)
  • Security challenges in contactless payments solutions (VA)
  • Guideline for Mapping Security Solutions of Wireless Sensor Networks to Security Fundamentals (VA)
  • Database Solution for Sensor Data with Authorized Data Access Solution (VA) 
  • Integration of Contiki Support in CoMaDa-GUI (VA)
  • Offline Method for Graphical Visualization of Sensor Data (VA)
  • Modular ADCP Parser (SP)
  • Optimization of TinyIPFIX Implementation in Contiki and Realtime Visualization of Data (SP)