I supervise PhD students, provide mentoring for post-docs and early career researchers, and offer research-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate student projects.

Supervised researchers

Current researchers
  • Nicholas Frymann, PhD student, since 07/2019, University of Surrey
  • Jerome Nguyen, PhD student, since 08/2022, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Matteo Salvino, PhD student, since 10/2022, Universität der Bundeswehr München

Former Post-Docs, Research Associates
  • Constantin Catalin Dragan, Post-doc, 02/2018 - 02/2020
  • Venkkatesh Sekar, RA/Software Developer, 09/2019 - 07/2021, University of Surrey

Former PhD students Visiting PhD students and interns
  • Juan E. Rubio, 2018, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Venkkatesh Sekar, 2018, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Kaibin Huang, 2017, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Ruei-Hau Hsu, 2011, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Selected student projects

at Technische Universität Darmstadt (2009 - 2012)
  • 2012 | Franziskus Kiefer | MSc thesis
    Password-based Authentication Suitable for the Web

  • 2012 | Oliver Günther | BSc thesis | Co-supervisor: Thorsten Strufe (TU Darmstadt)
    Privacy-Preserving Communication in Online Social Networks using Broadcast Encryption and Symmetric Cryptography

  • 2011 | Alexander Stolfik | MSc thesis
    Affiliation-Hiding Group Key Exchange with Multiple Credentials

  • 2010 | Felix Günther | BSc thesis | Co-supervisor: Thorsten Strufe (TU Darmstadt)
    Cryptographic Treatment of Private User Profiles
    Results of this thesis were published at FC 2011/RLCPS.

  • 2009 | Vladimir Mildenberger | MSc thesis
    Platform-Independent Implementation of an Authentication Protocol for the Tunnel-based Wireless Roaming


at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (2005 - 2007)
  • 2006 | Lijun Liao | MSc thesis | Co-supervisor: Jörg Schwenk (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
    Group Key Agreement for Ad-Hoc Groups

  • 2006 | Simon Bernard | BSc thesis | Co-supervisor: Jörg Schwenk (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
    Efficient, Platform-Independent Implementation of ECC for Mobile Devices

  • 2005 | Markus Diett | BSc thesis | Co-supervisor: Jörg Schwenk (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
    Umstellung von Lucane Groupware auf sichere Gruppenkommunikation mittels TGDH