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Panos Papadimitratos






I am a Professor at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, leading the Networked Systems Security (NSS) Group. 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 am a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2020.



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. The NSS 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 research projects, please see summaries of our research activities here.


Our work has been funded by a number of European and national projects. One ongoing notable project is the Secure and private connectivity in smart environments (SURPRISE) funded by SSF. I am also a Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Academy Fellow, a program set up by the KAW Foundation in close cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academies; having 10 years of support.


I am a member of the Security Link Center steering committee.


Our research was included in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences list of research with high potential to create impact.


I have co-ordinated the ICES Center Security Industrial Competence group. I was a member of the ACCESS Center Executive Committee, leading its Security, Trust and Privacy thematic area.


Professional service and activities

I am a member of the steering committees of the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec) and the International Conference on Cryptology And Network Security (CANS). I am a member of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) Advisory Board.


I was a Technical Program Program Committee (TPC) Chair for the CANS'18, ACM WiSec'16 and TRUST'16 conferences. I was a General Chair for the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE EuroS&P) and PETS in 2019, and ACM WiSec in 2018. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the ACM/IEEE ToN and IET IFS journals. I also served in the editorial boards of IEEE TMC and ACM MC2R, and in numerous TPCs. More information here.


I coordinate the Computer Science Panel for the KTH Research Assessment Exercise 2020-21.


I was an elected member of the KTH Faculty Assembly and a founding member of the EECS School Faculty Assembly.



I organize the CyberSecurity and Privacy (CySeP) summer school and co-organize the MidnightSun Capture the Flag competition. I also co-organize the KTH Security Seminar Series.



I teach 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, BSc theses) and MSc thesis students (as supervisor and/or examiner).


Representative recent publications

“Scalable & Resilient Vehicle-Centric Certificate Revocation List Distribution in Vehicular Communication Systems,” in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC), early access, March 2020 [Details]


“Resilient Privacy Protection for Location-Based Services through Decentralization,” in ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (ACM TOPS), vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1-36, December 2019 [Details]


“Secure Estimation and Zero-Error Secrecy Capacity,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (IEEE AC), vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1047-1062, March 2019 [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]


“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]



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Mailing address

  • Electrum 229
    164 40 Kista, Sweden

Visiting address

  • Kistagången 16
    (alt.: Isafjordsgatan 22 or 26)

  • 164 40 Kista


  • 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.

    Photo from a recent summer evening promenade at the foot of Acropolis (stray marbles visible in the frame).