Carmela Troncoso is an assistant professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. Her research focuses on security and privacy.
Carmela holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (2006) and a PhD in Engineering from the KU Leuven in 2011. Before arriving at EPFL, she was a faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute in Spain for two years; the Security and Privacy Technical Lead at Gradiant, working closely with industry to deliver secure and privacy-friendly solutions to the market for four years; and a postdoctoral researcher at the COSIC Group.
Her thesis, Design and Analysis Methods for Privacy Technologies, received the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Security and Trust Management Best PhD Thesis Award, and her work on Privacy Engineering received the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Protection Award in 2017. She regularly publishes in the most prestigious venues in security (e.g. ACM Conference on Computer Security or USENIX Security Symposium) and privacy (Privacy Enhancing Technologies).