This pages provides an overview of my current and past academic positions, major scientific roles, fellowships, awards, and research funding.

Further information about my scientific activities is available from the research section.

Academic CV (short)

   2014 - Deputy Director
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), University of Surrey, United Kingdom
   2012 - Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Security
Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
   2012 - 2015 apl. Professor, Head of Cryptographic Protocols Group (CRYPO)
Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
   2011 - 2015 Principal Investigator and Co-Founder
European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE)
   2009 - 2015 Principal Investigator
Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED)
   2009 - 2012 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor), Head of Cryptographic Protocols Group (CRYPO)
Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
In 2012 I successfully passed mid-term evaluation of my assistant professorship.
   2007 - 2009 Senior Researcher at UCL Crypto Group (led by Jean-Jacques Quisquater)
Microelectronics Laboratory, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
   2007 Dr.-Ing. degree (with distinction) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
PhD thesis: Provably Secure Group Key Exchange. Advisors: Jörg Schwenk, David Pointcheval (ENS Paris)
   2006 - 2007 Representative in the Board of Directors
Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Bochum, Germany
   2003 - 2007 Researcher at Network and Data Security Group (led by Jörg Schwenk)
Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
   2001 - 2003 Internship at Siemens AG, Braunschweig, Germany
   1999 - 2003 Diploma and M.Sc. degrees in computer science from Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Fellowships, Grants, Awards

  • 2013 - 2014     Collaboration grant with NRNU MEPhI from the British Council, £5.000,-
  • 2011 - 2015     Research grant from DFG, Project "PRIMAKE", €240.000,-
  • 2011 - 2014     Research grant from HGS, Project "GOS", €65.000,-
  • 2011 - 2013     Research grant from DAAD, Project "UMA", €13.000,-
  • 2011                Research grant from BSI, Study on "Group Signatures", €100.000,-
  • 2010                E-Teaching Award 2010, granted by Carlo and Karin Giersch-Stiftung, TU Darmstadt
  • 2010 - 2011     Research grant from BMBF, Project "POC", €10.000,-
  • 2010 - 2011     Research grant from DAAD, Project "PACU", €6.500,-
  • 2009                Inventor Challenge 2008 best patent award, granted by Ruhr-Universität Bochum and rubitec GmbH
  • 2008                Travel grant from FNRS, €2.500,-
  • 2002 - 2004     Fellow of Siemens Student Program (TOPAZ)