Dr. Christoph Bösch

Christoph Bösch erhielt 2008 seinen Master of Science (M.Sc.) in IT-Sicherheit von der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In 2015 promovierte er an der Universität Twente in den Niederlanden.


  • Applied Cryptography
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Cloud Security and Privacy
  • Searchable Encryption
  • Human Aspects of Security and Privacy


  • SAMPL (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie)
  • PriCloud (Landesstifung Baden-Württemberg)
  • PRIPARE (EU FP7, abgeschlossen)


  • Privacy Engineering and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) [WS15, WS16, WS17]
  • Praktische IT-Sicherheit (PSEC) [SS16, SS17]


Dr. Christoph Bösch
Akademischer Mitarbeiter

Institut für Verteilte Systeme
Universität Ulm
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm

Email: christoph.boesch(at)uni-ulm.de
Room: O27-347
Telephone: +49 731 50-24175

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  • Henning Kopp, David Mödinger, Franz Hauck, Frank Kargl, and Christoph Bösch. "Design of a Privacy-Preserving Decentralized File Storage with Financial Incentives." Accepted at IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain, IEEE S&B (affiliated with EUROCRYPT 2017), Paris, France, April 26-28, 2017.
  • Henning Kopp, Christoph Bösch, and Frank Kargl. "KopperCoin - A Distributed File Storage with Financial Incentives." In: 12th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience, ISPEC, Zhangjiajie, China, November 16-18, 2016. 
  • Christoph Bösch, Benjamin Erb, Frank Kargl, Henning Kopp, and Stefan Pfattheicher. "Tales from the Dark Side: Privacy Dark Strategies and Privacy Dark Patterns." Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PoPETS 2016, Issue 4, Pages 237–254, July, 2016.
  • Matthias Matousek, Christoph Bösch, and Frank Kargl. "Using Searchable Encryption to Protect Privacy in Connected Cars." Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication 2016, Berlin, Germany, March 2016. 
  • Christoph Bösch. "Cryptographically Enforced Search Pattern Hiding." PhD thesis, University of Twente, January 2015.
  • Christoph Bösch, Pieter Hartel, Willem Jonker, and Andreas Peter. "A Survey of Provably Secure Searchable Encryption." ACM Computing Surveys, 47(2), 18:1-18:51, August 2014.
  • Christoph Bösch, Andreas Peter, Bram Leenders, Hoon Wei Lim, Qiang Tang, Huaxiong Wang, Pieter Hartel, and Willem Jonker. "Distributed Searchable Symmetric Encryption." In: Twelfth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2014, Toronto, Canada, 23-24 July, 2014.
  • Christoph Bösch, Andreas Peter, Pieter Hartel, and Willem Jonker. "SOFIR: Securely Outsourced Forensic Image Recognition." In: 39th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - ICASSP 2014, Florence, Italy, May 4-9, 2014.
  • Christoph Bösch, Richard Brinkman, Pieter Hartel, and Willem Jonker. "Method and System of Monitoring a Data Stream." (2012) Patent NL2009845.
  • Jonathan Petit, Christoph Bösch, Michael Feiri, and Frank Kargl. "On the Potential of PUF for Pseudonym Generation in Vehicular Networks." In: IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference — VNC 2012, Seoul, Korea (South), November 14-16, 2012, Proceedings, IEEE, pp. 94 - 100.
  • Christoph Bösch, Qiang Tang, Pieter Hartel, and Willem Jonker. "Selective Document Retrieval from Encrypted Database." In: 15th Information Security Conference — ISC 2012, Passau, Germany, September 19 - 21, 2012, Proceedings, ser. LNCS, D. Gollmann and F.C. Freiling (Eds.), vol. 7483. Springer, pp. 224 - 241.
  • Christoph Bösch, Richard Brinkman, Pieter Hartel, and Willem Jonker. "Conjunctive Wildcard Search over Encrypted Data." In: 8th VLDB Workshop on Secure Data Management — SDM 2011, Seattle, WA, USA, September 2, 2011, Proceedings, ser. LNCS, W. Jonker and M. Petkovic (Eds.), vol. 6933. Springer, pp. 114–127.
  • Christoph Bösch, Jorge Guajardo, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Jamshid Shokrollahi, and Pim Tuyls. "Efficient Helper Data Key Extractor on FPGAs." In: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems — CHES 2008, Washington, DC, USA, August 10 - 13, 2008, Proceedings, ser. LNCS, E. Oswald and P. Rohatgi (Eds.), vol. 5154. Springer, pp. 181–197.
  • Christoph Bösch. "Efficient Fuzzy Extractors for Reconfigurable Hardware." Master’s thesis, Chair for System Security, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, March 2008.