Florentin Putz is a researcher at the Secure Mobile Networking Lab. His research focuses on strong authentication on all layers, for example: Improving the design of authentication tokens, or innovative physical layers for device pairing (e.g., acoustic communication), or applications using the FIDO2 standards. 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), and the KuVS Award 2020 (for the best master’s thesis in communications and distributed systems in Germany) from the GI/ITG section “Fachgruppe Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme”).

Research Interests

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