Jean-Pierre Hubaux EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland


Jean-Pierre Hubaux joined the faculty of EPFL in 1990. He became full professor in 1996. His current research activity is focused on privacy preservation mechanisms in pervasive communications.

In 1991, he designed the first curriculum in Communication Systems at EPFL. He was promoted to full professor in 1996. In 1999, he defined some of the main ideas of the National Competence Center in Research named "Mobile Information and Communication Systems" (NCCR/MICS); this center (still very active) was initially nicknamed "the Terminodes Project". In this framework, he has notably defined, in close collaboration with his students, novel schemes for the security and cooperation in wireless networks; in particular, he has devised new techniques for key management, secure positioning, and incentives for cooperation in such networks. In 2003, he identified the security of vehicular networks as one of the main research challenges for real-world mobile ad hoc networks. In 2008, he completed a graduate textbook entitled "Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks", with Levente Buttyan. Some of his current research activities are funded by Nokia.

He is co-founder and chairman of the steering committee of WiSec (the ACM Conference for Wireless Network Security). He has served on the program committees of numerous conferences and workshops, including SIGCOMM, INFOCOM, MobiCom, MobiHoc, SenSys, WiSe, WiSec and VANET. He is one of the seven commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom), the "Swiss FCC". He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at UC Berkeley. He is a Fellow of both ACM and IEEE.