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.

Research Interests

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



  • Best Paper Award at CHI 2023 (best research paper at the top conference on human-computer interaction, for our paper on FIDO2 usability)
  • emergenCITY Collaboration Award 2023 (for outstanding interdisciplinary scientific achievements in our paper on FIDO2 usability)
  • KuVS Award 2020 (nationwide award for the best Master's thesis in Germany on communication and distributed systems)
  • Datenlotsen Award 2020 (for an outstanding Master's thesis in STEM at TU Darmstadt
  • Best Student Award 2020 (for the best Master's degree at TU Darmstadt's electrical engineering department)