• Switzerland-2010

    For contributions to security in wireless networks.

Jean-Pierre Hubaux is a full professor at EPFL. Through his research, he contributes to laying the foundations and developing the tools to protect privacy in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. He is focusing notably on network privacy and security, with an emphasis on mobile/wireless networks and on data protection, with an emphasis on health-related data and especially genomic data. He has also studied privacy and security mechanisms (especially for mobile networks) in the presence of selfish players. Previously, he pioneered the areas of wireless network security and secure vehicular communications. He was an Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and is an AE of Foundations and Trends in Privacy and Security. He chaired the Communication Systems Department of EPFL and later headed the eponymous division. He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at UC Berkeley. Since 2007, he has been one of the seven commissioners of the Swiss FCC. He was recently appointed to the “Information Security Task Force”, set up by the Swiss federal government. He is a Fellow of both IEEE (2008) and ACM (2010). He was born in Belgium, but spent most of his childhood and youth in Northern Italy. After completing his studies in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he worked for 10 years in France with Alcatel, primarily in the area of switching systems architecture and software.