Susanne Wetzel


School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Computer Science

Building: Gateway Center

Room: N331

Phone: (201) 216-5610

Fax: (201) 216-8249



  • PhD (1998) Saarland University (Computer Science)

My research interests are in cryptography and algorithmic number theory. In the field of cryptography, my research is focused on wireless security, secret sharing, privacy, secure multi-party computation, security economics, and biometrics, and my contributions range from analysis to protocol design (with applications in bartering, reconciliation, electronic voting, and auctions). In algorithmic number theory, my research is centered on lattice theory, in particular on developing new algorithms and heuristics for lattice basis reduction.


I have developed and directed the department’s undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity which graduated its first class in Spring 2011. Also, I am heading the Stevens’ Cybercorps®: Scholarship for Service program. My work in cybersecurity education and research has been supported by grants from NSF, DHS, and DoD. Recently, I have served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. I have received my Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Saarland University (Germany).

Institutional Service
  • IT Advisory Committee Member
  • CS Curriculum Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Journal of Mathematical Cryptology Member Editorial Advisory Board
  • Executive Committee DIMACS Member
Consulting Service

Professional Societies
  • ACM Member
  • DIMACS – Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science Member
  • GI – Gesellschaft fuer Informatik Member
  • IEEE Member
  • IACR – International Association for Cryptologic Research Member
  • WiCyS – Women in Cybersecurity Member
Patents and Inventions

Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Method and Apparatus for Ensuring Security of Users of Bluetooth-enabled Devices. United States Patent 6,574,455 - June 3, 2003.Bohannon P.L., Jakobsson, M., Monrose, F., Reiter, M.K., Wetzel, S.: Generation of Repeatable Cryptographic Key Based on Varying Parameters. United States Patent 6,901,145 - May 31, 2005.Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Secure Distributed Computation in Cryptographic Applications. United States Patent 6,950,937 - September 27, 2005.Jakobsson, M., Wetzel, S.: Method and Apparatus for Ensuring Security of Users of Short Range Wireless Enable Devices. United States Patent 6,981,157 - December 27, 2005.

Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Wueller, S.; Assadsolimani, B.; Meyer, U.; Foerg, F.; Wetzel, S. (2019). Privacy-Preserving Multi-Party Conditional Random Selection . 17th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2019. IEEE.
  2. Damopoulos, D.; Wetzel, S. (2019). Introducing Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum in Cybersecurity. Information Security Education. Education in Proactive Information Security - 12th IFIP WG 11.8 World Conference WISE 12, 2019.
  3. Wueller, S.; Breuer, M.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2018). Privacy-Preserving Trade Chain Detection. Data Privacy Management Workshop DPM 2018.
  4. Wueller, S.; Assadsolimani, B.; Meyer, U.; Wetzel, S. (2018). Privacy-Preserving Subgraph Checking. 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2018.

CS306 Introduction to IT Security
CS425/CS426 Cybersecurity Capstone I+II
CS578 Privacy in a Networked World