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Personal Information

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University, which is located in the state of Indiana (USA). My advisor is Prof. Aniket Kate.

Before moving to Purdue University in August 2015, I started my PhD studies at Saarland University in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Aniket Kate. Previously, I was an intern researcher at Philips Research Europe (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Oscar Garcia-Morchon and Rafael Marin-Lopez. I received my bachelors and masters from University of Murcia (UM) (Spain) in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Research Interests

Currently, my research focuses on the areas of security, privacy and reliability of emerging online currency systems:

  • Decentralized crypto-currencies (e.g., Bitcoin)
  • Credit network based systems (e.g., Ripple)

I am also interested on topics related to security in emerging network scenarios:

  • Network access control in distributed scenarios (e.g., eduroam).
  • Bootstrapping and key management in constrained networks (e.g., Internet of Things)

Selected Publications

[1] Privacy Preserving Payments in Credit Networks
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Aniket Kate, Matteo Maffei, and Kim Pecina.
NDSS'15, February 2015. [ BibTex | PDF | http ]
[2] CoinShuffle: Practical Decentralized Coin Mixing for Bitcoin
Tim Ruffing, Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, and Aniket Kate.
ESORICS'14, September 2014. [ BibTex | PDF | http ]
[3] An Open Source Implementation of the Protocol for Carrying Authentication for Network Access: OpenPANA.
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Rafa Marin-Lopez, and Francisco Vidal-Meca.
IEEE Network Magazine, March 2014. [ BibTex | PDF | http ]
[4] PANATIKI: A Network Access Control Implementation Based on PANA for IoT Devices.
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Rafa Marin-Lopez, and Antonio F. Gomez-Skarmeta.
Sensors Journal, November 2013. [ BibTex | PDF | http ]
[5] Securing the IP-based Internet of Things with HIP and DTLS.
Oscar Garcia-Morchon, Sye Loong Keoh, Sandeep Kumar, Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Francisco Vidal-Meca, and Jan Henrik Ziegeldorf.
WiSec'13, April 2013. [ BibTex | PDF | http ]

For a complete list, follow here


  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies (Teaching Assistant)
    Advanced Course, Summer Semester 2015
  • Security (Tutor)
    Core Course, Winter Semester 2014/15
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies (Teaching Assistant)
    Advanced Course, Summer Semester 2014

Invited Talks

  • Privacy Preserving Payments in Credit Networks
    Conference Talk, Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, USA. February, 2015.
  • Workshop Talk, Grande Region Security and Reliability Day, Germany. March, 2015.
  • CoinShuffle: Practical Decentralized Coin Mixing for Bitcoin
    Workshop Talk, Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies at PETS 2014, The Netherlands. July, 2014.
  • Poster, imPACT Retreat, Germany. June, 2014.
  • Bitcoin vs Ripple: Analyzing Decentralized Currency Systems
    At Saarland University - Cryptographic Systems Research Group. Germany. August, 2013.
  • Multicast Group Security Architecture for Internet of Things
    At Philips Research Europe. The Netherlands. December, 2012.
  • PANATIKI: PANA for Wireless Sensor Networks
    At Technical University Darmstadt - Wireless Sensor Networks Lab. Germany. November, 2012.