Karl Wüst

I’m a Senior Research Scientist at Mysten Labs. Before joining Mysten Labs in January 2023, I was a tenure-track faculty member (Assistant Professor) at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security from October 2021 until the end of 2022. Previous to that, I completed my PhD at ETH Zurich in the System Security Group under the supervision of Srdjan Capkun.

My research interests are broadly in computer security with a particular focus on security and privacy aspects of digital currency and smart contract systems as well as some aspects of trustworthy computing. My research combines techniques from cryptography, distributed systems, and trusted hardware to build systems that are practical and balance the trade-off between reducing trust assumptions and high performance, while getting strong security and privacy guarantees. For more information about my research, have a look at my publications which you can also find on my google scholar profile.