Thomas Hütter

Department of Informatics
University of Salzburg
Jakob-Haringer-Str. 2
5020 Salzburg, Austria


A full list of my publications can be found on my Google Scholar account.

Conference papers

  • Christine Schäler, Thomas Hütter, and Martin Schäler. Benchmarking the Utility of w-event Differential Privacy Mechanisms - When Baselines Become Mighty Competitors. In Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). VLDB Endowment, 2023.
  • Thomas Hütter, and Daniel Kocher. Feedforward-Aided Course Designs for Similarity Search. In International Workshop on Data Systems Education (DateEd). ACM, 2023.
  • Thomas Hütter, Nikolaus Augsten, Christoph M. Kirsch, Michael J Carey, and Chen Li. JEDI: These aren't the JSON documents you're looking for.... In Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD). ACM, 2022.
  • Thomas Hütter, Mateusz Pawlik, Robert Löschinger, and Nikolaus Augsten. Effective Filters and Linear Time Verification for Tree Similarity Joins. In 2019 IEEE 35th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). IEEE, 2019.
  • Thomas Hütter, Mario Preishuber, Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl, and Andreas Uhl. Weaknesses in Security Considerations Related to Chaos-Based Image Encryption. In International Conference on Information and Communications Security, pages 278–291. Springer, 2016.
  • Martin Aigner, Thomas Hütter, Christoph M Kirsch, Alexander Miller, Hannes Payer, and Mario Preishuber. ACDC-JS: explorative benchmarking of javascript memory management. ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 50(2):67–78, 2015.

  • Journal papers

  • Konstantin E Thiel, Daniel Kocher, Nikolaus Augsten, Thomas Hütter, Willi Mann, and Daniel U Schmitt. FINEX: A Fast Index for Exact & Flexible Density-Based Clustering. In Proceedings of the ACM on Management of Data, Volume 1, Issue 1, 1--25, 2023.
  • Thomas Hütter, Maximilian H Ganser, Manuel Kocher, Merima Halkic, Sabine Agatha, and Nikolaus Augsten. DeSignate: detecting signature characters in gene sequence alignments for taxon diagnoses. BMC Bioinformatics 21, 151, 2020.
  • Mateusz Pawlik, Thomas Hütter, Daniel Kocher, Willi Mann, and Nikolaus Augsten. A Link is not Enough–Reproducibility of Data. Datenbank-Spektrum, 1-9, 2019.
  • Mario Preishuber, Thomas Hütter, Stefan Katzenbeisser, and Andreas Uhl. Depreciating motivation and empirical security analysis of chaos-based image and video encryption. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 13(9):2137–2150, 2018.
  • Andreas Haas, Thomas Hütter, Christoph M Kirsch, Michael Lippautz, Mario Preishuber, and Ana Sokolova. Scal: A benchmarking suite for concurrent data structures. In International Conference on Networked Systems, pages 1–14. Springer, 2015.

  • Thesis

  • T. Hütter. Similarity Queries over Hierarchical Data, PhD thesis, University of Salzburg, 2021. [slides]
  • T. Hütter. Mixter: Towards Simultaneous Emulation and Virtualization, Master thesis, University of Salzburg, 2017. [pdf], [slides]
  • T. Hütter. Secure Messaging: WhatsApp alternatives, Bachelor thesis, University of Salzburg, 2014. [pdf], [slides]
  • M. Forster, T. Hütter. Audio Wireless Analyzer, diploma thesis, HTBLA Braunau am Inn, 2009.

  • Projects

    DESQ - Declarative and Efficient Similarity Queries (12/2021-11/2025)

    co-author, co-project lead, scientific collaborator; Austrian Science Fund (FWF), EUR 399,700,-

    VCIndex - Indexing Techniques for Variant Clustering (07/2020-12/2020)

    scientific collaborator; Celonis SE, EUR 33,750,-

    Open Data Processing II (06/2018-09/2018)

    co-author, co-supervisor; Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), EUR 4,800,-

    FFTED - Fast and Flexible Tree Edit Distance (03/2017-08/2022)

    co-project lead, scientific collaborator; Austrian Science Fund (FWF), EUR 388.836,-

    Semantic Locality (04/2015-03/2016)

    research assistant; Google Inc., EUR 80.000,-

    ACDC4JS (07/2013-06/2014)

    research assistant; Google Inc., EUR 80.000,-

    Professional Activities

    ACM International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) (2024)

    ARI Program committee member

    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) (2023,2024)


    IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2023)

    Program committee member

    International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (2023)

    Program committee member

    PLOS ONE (2022)


    University of Salzburg (2022-)

    Department council substitution member