Best Ph.D. Thesis 2017
Title: New Security Definitions, Constructions and Applications of Proxy Re-Encryption.
Awardee: David Nunez
University: University of Malaga
Advisors: Isaac Agudo, Javier Lopez
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2016
Title: Security and Privacy Aspects of Mobile Platforms and Applications.
Awardee: Alexandra Dmitrienko
University: TU Darmstadt
Advisors: Michael Waidner and Srdjan Capkun
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2015
Title: Preserving Privacy in Data Release
Awardee: Giovanni Livraga
University: University of Milan
Advisors: Prof. Pierangela Samarati, Prof. Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Dr. Sara Foresti
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2014
Title: On the Insecurity of XML Security
Awardee: Juraj Somorovsky
University: Ruhr-University Bochum
Advisors: Prof. Dr. J'org Schwenk, Prof. Dr. Kenneth G. Paterson.
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2013
Pouyan Sepehrdad, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, supervisor Serge Vaudenay, is the winner of the sixth edition, with a thesis titled: Statistical and Algebraic Cryptanalysis of Lightweight and Ultra-lightweight Symmetric Primitives e-link. The ceremony for the award will be held during STM13.
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2012
Carmela Troncoso, KU Leuven, supervisors Claudia Diaz and Bart Preneel, is the winner of the fifth edition, with a thesis titled Design and analysis methods for privacy technologies.
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2011
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2010
Best Ph.D. Thesis 2009
Claudio Agostino Ardagna, University of Milan, supervisor Pierangela Samarati, is the winner of the second edition, with a thesis titled "Privacy and Security in Distributed and Pervasive Systems" (e-link).