Susanne Wetzel (swetzel)

Susanne Wetzel

Professor

Gateway Center S331
(201) 216-8249

Education

  • PhD (1998) Saarland University (Computer Science)

Research

My research interests are in cryptography and algorithmic number theory. In the field of cryptography, my research is focused on wireless security, secret sharing, privacy, secure multi-party computation, security economics, and biometrics, and my contributions range from analysis to protocol design (with applications in bartering, reconciliation, electronic voting, and auctions). In algorithmic number theory, my research is centered on lattice theory, in particular on developing new algorithms and heuristics for lattice basis reduction.

Experience

I have developed and directed the department’s undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity which graduated its first class in Spring 2011. Also, I am heading the Stevens’ Cybercorps®: Scholarship for Service program. My work in cybersecurity education and research has been supported by grants from NSF, DHS, and DoD. Recently, I have served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. I have received my Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Saarland University (Germany).

Institutional Service

  • Redesignation for NSA/DHS CAE-CD Chair
  • IT Advisory Committee - Senate IT Sub-Committee Member
  • CS Curriculum Committee Member
  • CS PhD Committee Member
  • Department P&T Member

Professional Service

  • Executive Committee DIMACS Member
  • Journal of Mathematical Cryptology Member Editorial Advisory Board

Professional Societies

  • ACM Member
  • DIMACS – Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science (DIMACS) Member
  • GI – Gesellschaft fuer Informatik Member
  • IEEE Member
  • IACR – International Association for Cryptologic Research Member
  • WiCyS – Women in Cybersecurity Member

Patents and Inventions

Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Method and Apparatus for Ensuring Security of Users of Bluetooth-enabled Devices. United States Patent 6,574,455 - June 3, 2003.Bohannon P.L., Jakobsson, M., Monrose, F., Reiter, M.K., Wetzel, S.: Generation of Repeatable Cryptographic Key Based on Varying Parameters. United States Patent 6,901,145 - May 31, 2005.Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Secure Distributed Computation in Cryptographic Applications. United States Patent 6,950,937 - September 27, 2005.Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Method and Apparatus for Ensuring Security of Users of Short Range Wireless Enable Devices. United States Patent 6,981,157 - December 27, 2005.

Selected Publications

Conference Proceeding

  1. Breuer, M.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2022). Privacy-Preserving Maximum Matching on General Graphs and its Application to Enable Privacy-Preserving Kidney Exchange. Twelveth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY). Twelveth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY).
  2. Breuer, M.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2021). Introducing a Framework to Enable Anonymous Secure Multi-Party Computation in Practice. 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2021). 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2021).
  3. Drazovich, L.; Brew, L.; Wetzel, S. (2021). Advancing the State of Maritime Cybersecurity Guidelines to Improve the Resilience of the Maritime Transportation System. 2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Maritime Cyber Security. 2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Maritime Cyber Security.
  4. Brew, L.; Drazovich, L.; Wetzel, S. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19 on the Security and Resilience of the Maritime Transportation System. 2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Maritime Cyber Security. 2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Maritime Cyber Security.
  5. Breuer, M.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S.; Muehlfeld, A. (2020). A Privacy-preserving Protocol for the Kidney Exchange Probblem. Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2020). ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2020).
  6. Wueller, S.; Assadsolimani, B.; Meyer, U.; Foerg, F.; Wetzel, S. (2019). Privacy-Preserving Multi-Party Conditional Random Selection . 17th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2019. IEEE.
  7. Damopoulos, D.; Wetzel, S. (2019). Introducing Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum in Cybersecurity. Information Security Education. Education in Proactive Information Security - 12th IFIP WG 11.8 World Conference WISE 12, 2019.
  8. Wueller, S.; Breuer, M.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2018). Privacy-Preserving Trade Chain Detection. Data Privacy Management Workshop DPM 2018.
  9. Wueller, S.; Assadsolimani, B.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2018). Privacy-Preserving Subgraph Checking. 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2018.

Journal Article

    Courses

    CS306 Introduction to IT Security
    CS425/CS426 Cybersecurity Capstone I+II
    CS578 Privacy in a Networked World