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

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

Academic CV (short)

   2020 - Head of Department
Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
   2014 - Deputy Director
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), University of Surrey, United Kingdom
   2012 - Reader (equiv. Professor) in Security (promoted in August 2020, effective from January 2021)
Senior Lecturer (equiv. Associate Professor) in Security (until August 2020)
Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
   2012 - 2015 apl. Professor, Head of Cryptographic Protocols Group
Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
   2009 - 2015 Principal Investigator
former Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE), became later National Research Centre for Applied Cybersecurity, Germany
   2009 - 2012 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor), Head of Cryptographic Protocols Group
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)
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 and Awards

   2016 Best Paper Award at the 19th Information Security Conference (ISC 2016)
   2014 Best Paper Award at the 6th International Conference on Trustworthy Systems (InTrust 2014)
   2011 Best Student Paper Award at the 5th IFIP WG 11.2 International Workshop on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2011)
   2010 E-Teaching Award 2010 by Carlo and Karin Giersch-Stiftung, TU Darmstadt
   2008 Inventor Challenge 2008 Best Patent Award by Ruhr-Universität Bochum and rubitec GmbH
   2002 - 2014 Fellowship through the Siemens Student Program (TOPAZ) at Siemens AG