* Our lab has been known as Laboratory for Communications and Applications 1 (LCA1). However, this name will soon be changed to reflect the focus of our research activities on data privacy and security.


Our research aims at laying the foundations and developing the tools for protecting privacy in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. Over the last 15 years, our lab has pioneered the areas of security and privacy in personalized health and mobile/wireless networks as well as tackled interpersonal privacy issuesOn the first topic, we collaborate extensively with hospitals.

Our core competencies are  in applied cryptography, data protection techniques such as differential privacy, and wireless networking. Our research is funded by the Strategic Focus Area “Personalized Health and Related Technologies” of the ETH Domain, the Swiss Data Science Center and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

core fields

security and privacy

personalized health

mobile / Wireless networks