Dominic Deuber

Researcher. Law student. Explorer.

Dominic Deuber

I am an IT security researcher focusing on anonymity, privacy and cryptocurrencies. In particular, I am interested in topics at the interface of technology and law, which is why I started to study law in 2018 alongside my research.

In 2023, I received my Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) at the Chair of Applied Cryptography, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, under the supervision of Dominique Schröder. During my Ph.D., I was fortunate to be part of the Research Training Group 2475: Cybercrime and Forensic Computing by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Besides, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to join and collaborate with Nicolas Christin and his group at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

In 2017, I received my M.Sc. in computer science from Saarland University, where I also graduated in 2015 with a B.Sc. in bioinformatics (majoring in computational molecular biology). During my studies, I worked as a student trainee in software development and as a research assistant at the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA).

selected publications


  1. Assessing Anonymity Techniques Employed in German Court Decisions: A De-Anonymization Experiment
    Dominic Deuber, Michael Keuchen, and Nicolas Christin
    In Proceedings of the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security ’23), 2023


  1. SoK: Assumptions Underlying Cryptocurrency Deanonymizations
    Dominic Deuber, Viktoria Ronge, and Christian Rückert
    In Proceedings of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2022), 2022


  1. CoinJoin in the Wild - An Empirical Analysis in Dash
    Dominic Deuber, and Dominique Schröder
    In Proceedings of the 26th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2021), 2021


  1. Minting Mechanism for Proof of Stake Blockchains
    Dominic Deuber, Nico Döttling, Bernardo Magri, Giulio Malavolta, and Sri Aravinda Krishnan Thyagarajan
    In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2020), 2020


  1. My Genome Belongs to Me: Controlling Third Party Computation on Genomic Data
    Dominic Deuber, Christoph Egger, Katharina Fech, Giulio Malavolta, Dominique Schröder, Sri Aravinda Krishnan Thyagarajan, Florian Battke, and Claudia Durand
    In Proceedings of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2019), 2019
  2. Redactable Blockchain in the Permissionless Setting
    Dominic Deuber, Bernardo Magri, and Sri Aravinda Krishnan Thyagarajan
    In Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland 2019), 2019


  1. Functional Credentials
    Dominic Deuber, Matteo Maffei, Giulio Malavolta, Max Rabkin, Dominique Schröder, and Mark Simkin
    In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2018), 2018