Florian Kerschbaum is an associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (since 2017) and Director of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (since 2018). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2010) and a master’s degree from Purdue University (2001). Florian is an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2019) and a winner of the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can (2019). He is interested in data security and privacy in data management, machine learning, and blockchains. Florian extends real-world systems with cryptographic security mechanisms to achieve (some) provable security guarantees. His work has been applied to products for databases, supply chain management and RFID tracking.