I am a PhD student under the supervision of Paul Francis in the Security & Privacy group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany.

After joining the institute I got first advised by Umut Acar and then by Allen Clement, who left for Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and Google Zürich in Fall 2012 and Summer 2014 respectively.

I graduated with a MSIT degree with specialization in Very Large Information Systems from CMU, where I worked with Dave Andersen in his FAWN group, which is affiliated with the Parallel Data Lab (my page there) and Intel Labs Pittsburgh.

My Vordiplom in Computer Science I received from the Institut für Informatik at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

For more information, please have a look at my current résumé.


My research interests revolve around systems and how they can be improved to benefit users, providers, and the environment.

In my current projects with Paul, Deepak, and Matteo I am developing practical privacy protection mechanisms for data analytics systems.

With Allen I improved user satisfaction during peak system loads, while with Umut and Dave I devised  energy efficient and failure resilient mechanisms for large-scale distributed environments.

During my time in different research groups I always had and still have the pleasure to work with amazing people.
Some non-exhaustive sample: Arthur, Ekin, Ezgi, FabienneImran, Iulian, MattMike, Mustafa, Nancy, and Natacha.
Thanks guys! And thanks to all my other friends at MPI, CMU, and Uni Würzburg.

Please refer to my current résumé for further information.


UniTraX: Protecting Data Privacy with Discoverable Biases. With Fabienne Eigner, Matteo Maffei, Paul Francis, and Deepak Garg. Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (POST), 2018. [Technical report with proofs]

Diffix: High-Utility Database Anonymization. With Paul Francis and Sebastian Probst Eide. Privacy Technologies and Policy (APF), 2017. [Draft]

Persistent, Protected and Cached: Building Blocks for Main Memory Data Stores. With Iulian Moraru, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky, Nathan Binkert, Niraj Tolia, and Parthasarathy Ranganathan. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-114v2, Nov 2012.


Email: munz@mpi-sws.org

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