Iness Ben Guirat


Iness Ben Guirat joined the ULB Cybersecurity Research Center in 2024, as a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Jean-Michel Dricot and Prof. Jan-Tobias Mühlberg. She is the Officier de Liaison in the CyberExcellence project.

She is currently in the final phase of her PhD at COSIC, KU Leuven, under the supervision of Prof. Claudia Diaz. Her research is on Privacy, with a specific focus on mixnets.

Iness has a keen interest in exploring the intersection of technology, privacy and their broader impact on society.


Key Publications:

  • Ben Guirat, I., Das, D., & Diaz, C. (2024). “Blending Different Latency Traffic With Beta Mixing” In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETs 2024).
  • Ben Guirat, I., Diaz, C., Eldefrawy, K., & Zeilberger, H. (2023). “Traffic Analysis by Adversaries with Partial Visibility” In ESORICS’28 (pp. 338–358). The Hague, The Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-51476-0_17
  • Ben Guirat, I., Diaz, C. (2022). ”Mixnet Optimization Methods” In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETs 2022), Sydney, Australia. doi:10.56553/popets-2022-0081
  • Ben Guirat, I., Devashish, D., Diaz, C., (2021). “MiXiM: Mixnet Design Decisions and Empirical Evaluation.” WPES ’21,. doi:10.1145/3463676.3485613
  • Ben Guirat, I. (2019) “Privacy and Social Movements” In International Conference on Internet Science INSCI ’18 (pp. 224–232). doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17705-8_19
  • Ben Guirat, I., Halpin, H., Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium and Bootcamp on Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS ’18) “Formal verification of the W3C web authentication protocol” . doi:10.1145/3190619.3190640

Full list of publications: Google Scholar



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