Dr. Andy Rupp is the Deputy Head (tenured) of SECAN-Lab at the University of Luxembourg and Principal Investigator at the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL), where he was leading the KASTEL Junior Research Group „CyPhyCrypt“ until 2019. His research aims at bridging the gap between novel cryptographic theory on the one hand and security and privacy mechanisms suitable for real-world application scenarios such as Mobile Payments, Smart Traffic, Smart Grid, Smart City. To this end, he develops dedicated security models, crypto primitives, and protocol building blocks which are then composed very carefully to obtain provably secure, yet practical systems.