Matteo Maffei


Matteo Maffei

Matteo Maffei joined TU Wien as full professor in 2017, after 11 years at Saarland University - CISPA. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 2006.

He is local head of the Christian Doppler Lab Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT), speaker of the TU Wien Doctoral School for Secure and Intelligent Human-Centric Technologies (SecInt), coordinator of the FWF Special Research Program on Semantic and Cryptographic Foundations for Security and Privacy by Compositional Design (SPyCoDe), and among the coordinators of the Vienna Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Cluster (ViSP).

Matteo Maffei received an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018 and a DFG Emmy Noether Fellowship in 2009. He served as a panel member for the ERC Advanced Grant and for the SNF National Centers of Competence in Research. He participated in the PC of more than 50 conferences, in the steering committee of ETAPS, in the editorial board of the Journal of Computer Security, and as a publicity chair of the IEEE Symposium on Computer Security Foundations (CSF).

His recent research interests focus on

  • formal method for security and privacy (e.g., in cryptographic protocols, web applications, and smart contracts);
  • web security;
  • design of secure, privacy-preserving, and interoperable blockchain technologies.


  • Head of Research Unit
  • Full Professor