Florentin Putz is a researcher at the Secure Mobile Networking Lab. His research focuses on deployable and usable security for smartphones and the Internet of Things. He currently explores innovative physical layers for device pairing based on acoustic communication. He received his B.Sc. (2016) and M.Sc. (2019) degrees from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. During his master's studies, he was a visiting graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is recipient of the Best Student Award (for the best master's degree at the electrical engineering department), the Datenlotsen Award (for an outstanding master's thesis), the KuVS Award 2020 (for the best master's thesis in communications and distributed systems in Germany, awarded by the GI/ITG section "Fachgruppe Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme"), and the CHI 2023 Best Paper Award.

Research Interests

  • Strong Authentication, Trust Establishment
  • Usable Security
  • Device Bootstrapping, Provisioning, Pairing
  • Acoustic Communication