Awards

  • 2019 – PhD summa cum laude distinction with the congratulations of the Board of Examiners
    Only awarded by KU Leuven to the top 5% of doctorates
  • 2015/19 – PhD fellowship
    Four-year personal funding granted by theNational Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), Belgium
  • 2018 – Finalist for the best paper awards, ACM CCS
    For “Deep Fingerprinting: Undermining Website Fingerprinting Defenses with Deep Learning”
  • 2018 – Runner up of the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PETS
    For “How Unique is Your .onion? An Analysis of the Fingerprintability of Tor Onion Services”
  • 2017 – Deep Learning and Security Workshop Award
    Award for the presentation at the Workshop’s “Research Forum”
  • 2017 – Finalist for the best paper awards, ACM CCS
    For “HowUniqueisYour.onion? An Analysis of the Fingerprintability of Tor Onion Services”. Only 7% of the accepted papers and 1% of all submissions were selected
  • 2016 – Outstanding paper award, ESORICS
    For “Toward an Efficient Website Fingerprinting Defense”
  • 2015 – Runner up of theAward for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PETS
    For “FPDetective: Dusting the Web for Fingerprinters”