The Long and Winding Road to Digital/Multimedia Science
David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle is a full professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, where he started teaching in 2003. Since 2012, he holds the newly created chair in digital traces and identities. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle accomplished his PhD thesis in Mathematics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He spent a post-doc at Harvard University (Boston, USA) where he was also lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. Then, he strengthened his experience in cryptology while working for the Swiss government at the Swiss Federal Section of Cryptology. He has a long experience in projects related to identity, security and privacy. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle conceived the system used by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO) for its official medical statistics of all patients hospitalized in Switzerland. This system allows the SFSO to recognize that the same patient was hospitalized in two different hospitals, even on different years, while protecting the patient's anonymity. All Swiss hospitals now use this system to transfer their data to the SFSO. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle has been very active in FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society), a network of excellence of the 6th European framework program and is partner in CANVAS, a newly funded FP7 EU project. He is the inventor of one patent related to authentication processes, and co-inventor of two other patent applications linked to biometric pseudonyms. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle regularly acts as an expert for the European Commission and is active in standardization bodies (NIST, ISO). His current research covers OSINT, cybercrime, security and privacy, new forms of identities in the information society, as well as authentication, anonymization and identification processes, especially in the digital world. He is general chair of the International conference DFRWS EU 2016.