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Panos Papadimitratos






I am a Professor at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, leading the Networked Systems Security (NSS) Group. I am also Chief Cybersecurity Scientist at RISE SICS, affiliated with its Security Lab. I am also affiliated with the ACCESS center, leading its Security, Privacy, and Trust thematic area, as well as the ICES center, leading its Industrial Competence Group on Security. I earned my PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. After holding positions at Virginia Tech, EPFL, and a visiting post at PoliTo, I joined KTH and established the NSS Group. I have been a principal investigator (or co-investigator) for a number of European and national projects, having received a Swedish Science Foundation Young Researcher award. I am a Knut and Alice Wallenberg Academy Fellow and I am a member of the Young Academy of Europe.



I design and build secure networked systems. In an increasingly interconnected world, we'd better be able to trust the systems we use and the information we get. That's basically what we are after with my Networked Systems Security (NSS) group. Our research agenda includes a gamut of security and privacy problems. We have a strong systems character, implementing and evaluating our solutions. At the same time, we pay close attention to theoretical methods, including, notably, formal protocol analysis and information-theoretic results. For more information on ongoing projects, please see the research page.



I teach courses on networked systems security, open to advanced undergraduate/MSc and PhD students. I also regularly work with undergrads (e.g., individual study projects, first year design projects) and MSc thesis students (supervisor and/or examiner).


Professional service and activities

I am involved in several events relating to security and privacy. In 2016, I was the program co-chair for the ACM WiSec and the TRUST conferences. I currently serve as the general chair for ACM WiSec 2018 (Stockholm, June 18-20, 2018) and the program co-chair for CANS 2018. In 2019, PETS is coming to KTH.


On other fronts: I am an associate editor for IEEE TMC and IEEE/ACM ToN; I created and organised CySeP since 2014; I am an elected member of the KTH Faculty Assembly (term 2015-2019).


For more details and other engagements, please see the service page.


Representative talks

Representative recent publications

“Secure Estimation and Zero-Error Secrecy Capacity,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (IEEE AC), 2018 (to appear) [Details]


“SECMACE: Scalable and Robust Identity and Credential Management Infrastructure in Vehicular Communication Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITS), April 2018 (ANRP 2018) [Details]


“Resilient Privacy Protection for Location-Based Services through Decentralization,” in ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec), Boston, MA, USA, July 2017 [Details]


“Secrecy Capacity Scaling in Large Cooperative Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (IEEE IT), vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 1923--1939, March 2017 [Details]


“Toward a Taxonomy and Attacker Model for Secure Routing Protocols,” ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 43--48, January 2017 [Details]


“Security, Privacy, and Incentive Provision for Mobile Crowd Sensing Systems,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 839--853, October 2016 [Details]


“Security in the Gaussian Interference Channel: Weak and Moderately Weak Interference Regimes,” IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (IEEE ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, July 2016 [Details]


“Pairwise Secret Key Agreement based on Location-derived Common Randomness,” International Zurich Seminar on Communications (IZS), Zurich, Switzerland, March 2016 [Details]


“SHIELD: A Data Verification Framework for Participatory Sensing Systems,” ACM Conference on Security & Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec), New York, NY, USA, June 2015 [Details]


“SPPEAR: Security & Privacy-Preserving Architecture for Mobile Crowd-Sensing Applications,” ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec), Oxford, UK, July 2014 (best paper award) [Details]


“Active Adversaries from an Information-Theoretic Perspective: Data Modification Attacks,” IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (IEEE ISIT), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 2014 [Details]


“Hiding in the Mobile Crowd: Location Privacy through Collaboration,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC), Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 266 – 279, May – June 2014 [Details]


“Formal Analysis of Secure Neighbor Discovery in Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC), Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 355 - 367, November-December 2013 [Details]


A full list of publications is available here. A list of talks is available here.


  • Security, privacy, networking, wireless communications


Open positions

Student projects


  • Tel: +46 8 790 4263
    (on campus, dial 4263)
    Fax: +46 8 790 8400

    Office: KTH Campus
    Osquldas v. 6
    Floor 4, Room A:443

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Mailing address

    Osquldas väg 6
    SE-100 44 Stockholm


  • Panos is the short version of Panagiotis (official first name, used in many of my publications).

    Πάνος Παπαδημητράτος is the Greek writing of my name.