Carmela Troncoso

Carmela Troncoso is an assistant professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. Her research focuses on security and privacy. Carmela holds a Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (2006) and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the KU Leuven in 2011. Before arriving at EPFL, she was a faculty member at the IMDEA Software Institute in Spain for two years; the Security and Privacy Technical Lead at Gradiant, working closely with industry to deliver secure and privacy-friendly solutions to the market for four years. Her thesis, Design and Analysis Methods for Privacy Technologies, received the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Security and Trust Management Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, and her work on Privacy Engineering received the CNIL-INRIA Privacy Protection Award in 2017. In 2020, she leads the DP3T effort towards designing and deploying privacy-preserving contact tracing applications. The design principles from DP3T are the basis of dozens of contact tracing apps deployed around the world and led Fortune Magazine to include Carmela in the 40 under 40 list of 2020.