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    Who am I?

    My name is Pablo Rauzy, but I also go by p4bl0, mostly when I'm not away from keyboard. I'm an associate professor of computer science at Université Paris 8 – Vincennes à Saint-Denis, where I'm teaching various topics to licence students, and security to master students. In addition to technical skills, I try my best to give my students a critical perspective on technologies and raise their awareness about their social role as future developers. I'm a member of the LIASD laboratory and one of the founder of the Upsilon project. My research focuses on emancipatory security and privacy. That is, security that serves the people rather than companies or states. Apart from my life as an associate professor, I also handle sounds and lights for La Corde sensible, an awesome theater company. This is me with a giant ladle on my head, and here is a more recent picture.

    Academic background

    For one year (in 2015–2016) I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Inria research team Privatics, at the CITI lab in Lyon, France. There I was working with Daniel Le Métayer on formal model for privacy as control.

    Before my post-doc (in 2012–2015), I was a PhD student in the SEN research group of the COMELEC department at Telecom ParisTech. My advisor was Sylvain Guilley. I was working on formal software methods for cryptosystems implementation security, against side channel and fault injection attacks. I was also teaching at Polytech'UPMC.

    Before starting my PhD (in 2009–2012), I was studying at the Computer Science department of the École normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, where I graduated from the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science.

    Before I studying at ENS (in 2007–2009), I've been studying Mathematics and Computer Science for two years at Luminy's Faculty for Sciences, which is a part of the University of the Mediterranean.

    More about me

    I value hacker ethic very highly. I'm a strong supporter of free software and free culture ("free" as in "freedom"), and of the open access movement in particular. This is why I'm a member of the Free Software Foundation and the April, as well as a supporter of La Quadrature du Net and Software Freedom Conservancy.

    I like pirate's culture a lot. Pirates crews were among the first antiauthoritarian, egalitarian, anti-statist, internationalist, and self-managed societies.

    I also value hip hop culture a lot. I love words, language, figures of speech, and constrained writing. I listen to a lot of French rap because I believe that many of the best poets and language technicians call themselves MCs or deejays nowadays. I too, enjoy writing under the freedom of chosen constraints.

    There is a list of my favorite books on the miscellaneous page. I think this list defines me quite accurately.

    Shining sun for the smile
    Some music for the vibe
    Loads of love for my tribe
    A hammock for lifestyle

    Contact

    The best way to contact me is by email at either "r at uzy.me" (personal) or "pr at up8.edu" (work). Here is my GPG public key: 1D02C40CAFC852D2. You can also send me paper emails using the following non RFC 3696 compliant address: "Pablo Rauzy, LIASD, 2 rue de la Liberté, 93526 Saint-Denis Cedex, France", if you are this kind of hipster. At this address I live in office A164 in the building A of the Paris 8 campus. Oh, and by the way I look like this.

    Elsewhere

    News & Updates

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    Upsilon

    François Lesueur and I are publicly launching the Upsilon project. The goal of Upsilon is to develop emancipatory security by bringing together people from academia, free software, and popular education.

    Pas Sage En Seine 2018

    The videos of the two talks I gave at PSES 2018 are online. The first one, Modéliser le contrôle des utilisateurs sur leurs données personnelles, is about privacy; the second one, Les communs, la recherche, et le libre accès, is about open access.

    Pas de vacances pour les luttes !

    In order to keep the social movement alive during the spring holidays, I organize a week of political conferences from the 23rd to the 29th of April at Paris 8 University.

    Le libre accès à la recherche comme commun

    I was invited to give a TEDx talk about open science; I talked about the open access movement and the commons.

    Les enjeux de l'open access

    I was invited by Normandie Université to give a talk about open access challenges to celebrate the launch of their HAL portal.

    @EnDirectDuLabo

    I spent the week from 20/11 to 26/11 on @EnDirectDuLabo.

    Dictionnaire des biens communs

    PUF has released a Dictionnaire des biens communs (in French). I contributed the “publication en libre accès” (open access publishing) entry of the dictionary.

    Joining LIASD

    I've been recruited at Paris 8 university as an associate professor of computer science (more specifically on the topics of information security and privacy).

    Zite mirror

    A new zite mirror is available on the ZeroNet distributed network.

    My talk on open access to research (French)

    Les Ernest finally uploaded my May 2015 talk on open access :).

    J'ai peur (I'm afraid)

    My thoughts on the recent attack in Paris and the reactions to it.

    Joining Privatics

    I've just started my first precarious researcher job (aka postdoc), yay! I'm satisfying both my scientific and political interests by working on "formal model for privacy as control", it's pretty cool.

    Tor, I2P, and IPFS mirrors

    The Onion and EepSite mirrors of my website are back online, and a new IPFSite mirror is available on the IPFS distributed network.

    PhD defense!

    I will defend my PhD on the 13th of July at 10:30, at the ENS Ulm (room Henri Cartan).

    Ni Pigeons, Ni Espions

    I will be part of a panel discussion about the technical aspects of the "Projet de loi relatif au Renseignement", as part of the Ni Pigeons, Ni Espions event at NUMA on the 1st of June, 2015.

    Les communs de la connaissance : défense du libre accès à la recherche

    Les Ernest invited me to talk about open access.

    Avis sur le Projet de Loi Renseignement

    Mediapart asked me to write a short piece of text on the "Projet de loi relatif au Renseignement".

    Compromis entre liberté et sécurité, un exemple à taille humaine

    I gave a talk (in French) at the ENS during the « Après Janvier 2015 : s'exprimer contre la terreur » conference week. It is about the trade-off between security and privacy/liberty.

    Visiting Gilles Barthe's team at IMDEA

    I'm visting Gilles Barthe's research group at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid from the 12th of January until the 14th of February (2015). We will work together on formal methods and fault injection attacks.

    Research internship proposals

    We propose two research internships for M2 students: “Formal Study of a Countermeasure Against Side-Channel Attacks”, and “Protecting Elliptic Curve Cryptography Against Fault Injection Attacks”.

    Interview par MyScienceWork

    A few weeks ago I was interviewed by MyScienceWork about the implications of open access in terms of scientific dissemination (video in French, English subtitles available).

    Le libre accès à la recherche : une introduction

    Publishing a detailed introduction to the open access movement (in French).

    #everybodysaycheese

    Launching the #everybodysaycheese operation.
    Get your free stickers!

    New website

    Publishing the new version of my website.