Niklas Büscher
Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate
Security Engineering Group
Computer Science Department
Technische Universität Darmstadt


Address: CYSEC, Mornewegstr. 32, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, room 4.2.21               
Phone: +49-6151-16-25625
Fax: +49-6151-16-25627

Email: buescher(-at-)

Fingerprint: 6A07 1199 269D DE09 1B5D 98C8 5AB8 B237 BFF1 3233



Research Interests

  • Privacy preserving protocols
  • Secure multi-party computation (TPC / MPC)
  • Compiler for more efficient and practical MPC
  • Scalable remote attestation



  • HyCC: Compilation of Hybrid Protocols for Practical Secure Computation
    Niklas Buescher, Daniel Demmler, Stefan Katzenbeisser, David Kretzmer, Thomas Schneider
    to appear in ACM CCS 2018, Toronto, Canada (Acceptance rate 16.6%).
  • Towards Practical RAM based Secure Computation [Full Version][Compiler]
    Niklas Buescher, Alina Weber, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    to appear in ESORICS 2018, Barcelona, Spain (Acceptance rate 20.0%).
  • SALAD: Secure and Lightweight Attestation of Highly Dynamic and Disruptive Networks
    Florian Kohnhäuser, Niklas Buescher, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in ASIACCS 2018, Incheon, Republic of Korea (Acceptance rate 20.0%).
  • Compilation for Secure Multi-party Computation
    Niklas Buescher, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    Springer Briefs in Computer Science 2017, ISBN 978-3-319-67521-3
  • On Compiling Boolean Circuits Optimized for Secure Multi-party Computation
    Niklas Buescher, Martin Franz, Andreas Holzer, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Helmut Veith
    in Formal Methods in System Design 2017, Vienna, Austria
  • Two Is Not Enough: Privacy Assessment of Aggregation Schemes in Smart Metering
    Niklas Buescher, Spyros Boukoros, Stefan Bauregger, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in PETS 2017, Minneapolis, USA (Acceptance rate 22.5%).
  • SCAPI: A Scalable Attestation Protocol to Detect Software and Physical Attacks
    Florian Kohnhäuser, Niklas Buescher, Sebastian Gabmeyer, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in ACM WiSec 2017, Boston, USA (Acceptance rate 22.3%).
  • Scalable Secure Computation from ANSI-C
    Niklas Buescher, David Kretzmer, Arnav Jindal, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in IEEE WIFS 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Acceptance rate 32%).
  • Compiling Low Depth Circuits for Practical Secure Computation [Full Version][Compiler]
    Niklas Buescher, Andreas Holzer, Alina Weber, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in ESORICS 2016, Heraklion, Greece (Acceptance rate 21.0%).
  • Consumer Privacy on Distributed Energy Markets
    Niklas Buescher, Stefan Schiffner, Mathias Fischer
    in APF 2016, Frankfurt, Germany 
  • Creating Cryptographic Challenges Using Multi-Party Computation: The LWE Challenge
    Johannes A. Buchmann, Niklas Buescher, Florian Göpfert, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Juliane Krämer,
    Daniele Micciancio, Sander Siim, Christine van Vredendaal, Michael Walter

    in AsiaPKC 2016, Xi'an, China (Acceptance rate 29.0%).
  • Faster Secure Computation through Automatic Parallelization
    Niklas Buescher, Stefan Katzenbeisser
    in 24th USENIX Security Symposium 2015, Washington D.C., USA (Acceptance rate 15.7%).
  • Breaking reCAPTCHA: A Holistic Approach via Shape Recognition
    Paul Baecher, Niklas Buescher, Marc Fischlin, Benjamin Milde
    in IFIP SEC 2011, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Implementing the Global Cellular Automata on CUDA
    Benjamin Milde, Niklas Buescher, Michael Goesele
    in 24th PARS - Workshop on Parallel Systems and Algorithms 2011, Rüschlikon, Switzerland



Current affiliations:

Past affiliations:


  • Secure Computation SS18, SS17
  • Formale Grundlagen der Informatik 3 (Software Verification) WS15/16
  • Seminars on Privacy by Design SS18, SS17, WS15/16 & WS14/15
  • Lecture/Seminar on PETs WS17/18, WS16/17, SS15 & SS14

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