Victor Morel

Victor Morel

PhD in Computer Science / Postdoc Researcher

Chalmers University of Technology


Victor Morel holds a PhD in computer science from Inria - Privatics.

His research interests include privacy and data protection, networks security, usability and Human-Computer Interactions, applied cryptography, and ethics of technology in a broad manner.

He is currently working in the Security & Privacy Lab at Chalmers University of Technology on usable privacy for IoT applications.

He appreciates sober, hackable, and accessible technology that works.

Besides his academic activities, he is a member of FELINN’s collegiate council, a French association (1901) defending decentralization, privacy, and free software through popular education.


  • Privacy
  • Data Protection
  • Networks
  • Usability
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Human-Computer Interactions
  • Ethics


  • Qualification MCF Section 27, 2022

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020

    INSA de Lyon - Inria

  • Master Thesis, 2016

    Uppsala University

  • Engineer Degree, 2016

    Polytech' Lyon

Recent Posts

Le droit pour les informaticien·nes

Mon compendium francophone du livre Law for Computer Scientists (and other folks) de Mireille Hildebrandt

Resources for Students

You can find here a set of resources that can help you write academic English, make the most of what you read and how to look for reads, as well as tips for presenting your work.

Cookie Paywalls

Our paper on cookie paywalls made a bit of noise, and that’s good. Let’s see what can be the next steps, notably what a master thesis on that topic could look like.

Recent Publications

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Tapping into Privacy: A Study of User Preferences and Concerns on Trigger-Action Platforms

The Internet of Things (IoT) devices are rapidly increasing in popularity, with more individuals using Internet-connected devices that …

Automating privacy decisions – where to draw the line?

Users are often overwhelmed by privacy decisions to manage their personal data, which can happen on the web, in mobile, and in IoT …

Your Consent Is Worth 75 Euros A Year - Measurement and Lawfulness of Cookie Paywalls

Most websites offer their content for free, though this gratuity often comes with a counterpart: personal data is collected to finance …

Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms: Current Open Proposals and Challenges

Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms (DPCCMs) enable users to express their privacy decisions and manage their …

PhD Thesis: Enhancing Transparency and Consent in the IoT

In an increasingly connected world, the Internet permeates every aspect of our lives. The number of devices connected to the global …



CoIoT is a project to manage consent in the IoT. It takes the form of an Android app enabling the definition of data subject privacy policies to automatically interact with IoT devices according to the user’s choices.


CyberSecIT will develop a practical, secure and privacy-enhancing solution regaining control for end-users and companies over their IoT ecosystems while enjoying all the benefits that come from automated data analysis and autonomous privacy-preserving security monitoring.

Map of Things

Map of Things is a map to visualize devices in the smart city collecting personal data, please mail me for comments or feature request.

Talks & Press

Automating privacy decisions - where to draw the line?

Second best presentation award at IWPE 2023 for my presentation!

Your Consent is Worth 75 Euros a Year

Podcast interview about our paper on cookie paywalls

Introductory talk Chalmers

Presentation of my past work and future plans at Chalmers

[POSTER] SoK: Three Facets of Privacy Policies

Presentation of the poster based on our SoK paper: Three Facets of Privacy Policies.

Enhancing Transparency and Consent in the IoT

Presentation of my PhD work: Enhancing Transparency and Consent in the IoT.

Teaching & Duties

Program Committee Member and session chair IFIP Summer school 2023.

Program Committee Member IWPE 2023.

Program Committee Member PoPETS 2023-2024.

External Reviewer PoPETS 2021-2022.

I also do external reviews for venues such as WWW, ESORICS, ETHICOMP, etc.

At Chalmers, I teach:

  • cryptography (TA and guest lecturer)
  • advanced programming in python (TA and lecturer)

I also supervise master theses, 3 successful defenses so far!

At UGA (2020), I taught a full-time duty in Databases (fr and en).

At Insa de Lyon (2016-2019), I have taught:

  • Genetic Algorithms and Project Management (fr),
  • Computer basics: Networks and Security (fr),
  • Algorithmic and Programming 4 (fr & en).

At Uppsala University (2016), I was a teacher assistant in Database Design I (en).