W. (Wirawan) Agahari


Wirawan Agahari (Aga) obtained his bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia and a master degree in Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) from TU Delft. Prior to the start of his PhD, he worked as a Senior Research Associate in Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG), a research-based advisory group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally trained as an engineer, he has more than three years of experience in the telecommunication industry, government, tech start-up and research institution. Starting from March 2019, he started his PhD in the ICT section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), which is part of the Safe-DEED project (Safe Data-Enabled Economic Development) funded by EU Horizon 2020.


His PhD research is aimed to explore why and how control mechanisms in data marketplaces can influence firms' willingness to share data in such a platform, and how Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC) could enable control mechanism in this context.

  • Nikou, S., Agahari, W., Keijzer-Broers, W., & de Reuver, M. (2019). Digital healthcare technology adoption by elderly people: A capability approach model. Telematics and Informatics, 101315.

Safe-DEED (Safe Data-Enabled Economic Development) brings together partners from cryptography, data science, business innovation, and legal domain to focus on improving Security technologies, improving trust as well as on the diffusion of Privacy-enhancing technologies. Furthermore, as many companies have no data valuation process in place,  Safe-DEED provides a set of tools to facilitate the assessment of data value, thus incentivizing data owners to make use of the scalable cryptographic protocols developed in  Safe-DEED  to create value for their companies and their clients.

More information: https://safe-deed.eu/

Wirawan Agahari

PhD candidate

Engineering Systems and Services

Information and Communication Technology

Research interests:
Digital platforms
Data markets
Control mechanisms
Data sharing
Multi-party computation

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