Cristina Onete

Research interests

I am an assistant professor (MCF) at the IUT of Limousin/University of Limoges, within the XLIM research institute . I work within the research team Cryptis, mainly on the provable security of real-world protocols. Before joining the University of Limoges, I was a Post-Doc at IRISA in Rennes, France. I did my Ph.D. at CASED, in Germany, and graduated in 2012. You can find my Ph.D. thesis here.

My main research interests lie in the area of provable security, particularly regarding authenticated key-exchange, authentication protocols, secure channel establishment, and mass-surveillance. My most recent results focus on the provable security and privacy properties of proxied handshakes, both in mobile 3G and 4G networks and in Content-Delivery Networks (CDNs) . I am strongly involved in the ANR SafeTLS project , which I co-proposed with Pierre-Alain Fouque. This project concerns the real-world security and privacy properties of TLS protocol as it is currently used.

I am also strongly interested in designing user-privacy preserving solutions, in particular with respect to tracking of mobile users and to mass-surveillance techniques.