On June 28, 2019, Matthias Senker won the price of the Association of Friends of TU Darmstadt “for the best thesis at the chair of Cryptography and Privacy Engineering (ENCRYPTO) 2018” for his master thesis “PSI Meets Signal: Integrating a Malicious-Secure Private Contact Discovery Solution in an Open-Source Instant Messaging Service”.
The thesis, which was jointly supervised by CYSEC-PI Prof. Thomas Schneider and Christian Weinert, contributed significantly to the publication “Mobile Private Contact Discovery at Scale” that appears at USENIX Security'19.
The Association of Friends of the Technical University of Darmstadt e.V. is one of the oldest development companies in the German higher education landscape. Founded around 100 years ago under the name Ernst-Ludwigs-Hochschulgesellschaft, the association honors young scientists every year for outstanding scientific achievements.