Pia Bauspieß

Position:Ph.D. Student Member
Email:pia.bauspiess -at- ntnu.no


Pia Bauspieß received her B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2018 and her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science with a focus on IT-Security from University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany, in 2021. Since 2021 she is a Ph.D. Student Member of da/sec at the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her current research focuses on privacy-preserving biometrics with particular interest in homomorphic encryption and post-quantum cryptography.

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Biometric Information Protection
  • Homomorphic Encryption
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography



Pia Bauspieß, Lasse Vad, Håvard Myrekrok, Anamaria Costache, Jascha Kolberg, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „On the Feasibility of Fully Homomorphic Encryption of Minutiae-Based Fingerprint Representations“, in ICISSP, 2023. [PDF]

Pia Bauspieß, Marcel Grimmer, Cecilie Fougner, Damien Le Vasseur, Thomas Thaulow Stöcklin, Christian Rathgeb, Jascha Kolberg, Anamaria Costache, Christoph Busch, „HEBI: Homomorphically Encrypted Biometric Indexing“, IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), 2023.

Pia Bauspieß, Chiara-Marie Zok, Anamaria Costache, Christian Rathgeb, Jascha Kolberg, Christoph Busch, „MT-PRO: Multibiometric Template Protection Based On Homomorphic Transciphering“, IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), 2023.


Pia Bauspieß, Jascha Kolberg, Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „Privacy-Preserving Preselection for Protected Biometric Identification Using Public-Key Encryption with Keyword Search“, in TII, 2022. [PDF]

Pia Bauspieß, Jonas Olafsson, Jascha Kolberg, Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „Improved Homomorphically Encrypted Biometric Identification Using Coefficient Packing“, in IWBF, 2022. [PDF]


Alexander Wiesmaier, Nouri Alnahawi, Tobias Grasmeyer, Julian Geißler, Alexander Zeier, Pia Bauspieß, Andreas Heinemann, „On PQC Migration and Crypto-Agility „, in arXiv preprint, 2021. [PDF]


Pia Bauspieß, Jascha Kolberg, Daniel Demmler, Juliane Krämer, Christoph Busch, „Post-Quantum Secure Two-Party Computation for Iris Biometric Template Protection“, in WIFS, 2020. [PDF]


Jascha Kolberg, Pia Bauspieß, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Markus Dürmuth, Christoph Busch, „Template Protection based on Homomorphic Encryption: Computationally Efficient Application to Iris-Biometric Verification and Identification“, in WIFS, 2019. [PDF]