Lukas Burkhalter

Doctoral Student @DSG ETH Zürich

Doctoral Student @DSG ETH Zürich

ETH Zürich
Department of Computer Science
Distributed Systems Group
Universitätstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

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I am a Ph.D. student in the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zurich, where I am advised by Prof. Friedemann Mattern. I joined the group in November 2017 after finishing my Master of Science degree in Computer Science at ETH Zurich. Before, I also received my Bachelor degree from ETH Zurich.

My research interests lie in the fields of distributed systems and system security. During my studies, I worked on encrypted data processing for the Internet of Things and on secure data storage and management of sensor data.


Student Projects

Interested students in conducting bachelor/master thesis or a lab project in one of the following described projects can either send me an email or just drop by my office for a coffee to discuss further details. I am always looking for motivated and interested students who are ambitious about participating in ongoing research work.

Note to Interested International Students:
Although we highly encourage international students to pursue theses or research projects within our group, we do not provide financial aid in this manner. We encourage you, though, to have a look at the exchange programs at ETH Zurich for scholarships. Please contact us well in advance to facilitate your applications.

Assigned Projects

Type Title Student Supervisor Semester
B Key Distribution and Management for Efficient Key Updates and Sharing of IoT Data Jason Friedman Lukas Burkhalter Hossein Shafagh
SS 18
M Modular and Scalable Encrypted Time Series Data Processing Simon Peyer Hossein Shafagh
Lukas Burkhalter
SS 18

Completed Projects

Type Title Student Supervisor Semester
M Secure Sharing and Querying of Multidimensional Time-series Data Misels Kaporins Hossein Shafagh
Anwar Hithnawi, Lukas Burkhalter
AS 17



Posters and Demos


Spring Semester


  • ETH Medal for the Master Thesis
    Towards Blockchain-based Auditable Storage and Sharing of IoT Data