Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Team CASA

CASA will bring together a core group of PIs who have been chosen with a strong focus on security and privacy with selected top-level researchers from highly relevant neighboring disciplines. The PI team covers the full range needed for tackling the challenging research problems in modern cyber security, namely computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology.

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesDaniel Bernstein

Research Interests: Building fast and secure software implementations, post-quantum cryptography, defenses against mass surveillance
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Daniel Bernstein

Professor U Chicago, Visiting Professor RUB - Visiting Professor RUB - Department of Mathematics; Research Professor University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Computer Science

Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, USA

E-Mail: djb@cr.yp.to

HUB A and HUB C

Website

Research Interests: Building fast and secure software implementations, post-quantum cryptography, defenses against mass surveillance

Highlight: 2012 NWO Vici Grant, H-index: 48

Research stops in Chicago, Toronto and Sydney

Holger Boche

Research Interests: Physical layer security, Network Information Theory, Network Coding, Quantum Information Theory
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Holger Boche

TU München - Chair of Theoretical Information Technology TU München, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. of Science from TU Berlin<br>Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering from TU Dresden

E-Mail: boche@tum.de

HUB A and B

Website

Research Interests: Physical layer security, Network Information Theory, Network Coding, Quantum Information Theory

Highlight: 2008 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Best Paper Award of the ITG 2015

Research stops in Berlin, Dresden and München

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesLucas Davi

Research Interests: Software exploitation techniques and defences
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Lucas Davi

Universität Duisburg-Essen - Junior Professor for Computer Science, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Ph.D. degree from TU Darmstadt

E-Mail: lucas.davi@ude.de

HUB A and HUB C

Website

Research Interests: Software exploitation techniques and defences

Highlight: 2016 ACM SIGSAC Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016, 2015 Best Paper Award at DAC 2015

Research stops in Darmstadt, Portland

Holger Dette

Research Interests: Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Probability Theory
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Holger Dette

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Stochastics Dept. of Mathematics

PhD from Universität Hannover

E-Mail: holger.dette@rub.de

HUB A and HUB B

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Research Interests: Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Probability Theory

Highlight: 2012 Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, H-index: 42

Research stops in Hannover, Göttingen, Purdue/ Indiana

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesMarkus Dürmuth

Research Interests: User authentication, Privacy aspects of biometric systems, Privacy aspects of ubiquitous computing
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Markus Dürmuth

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Mobile Security Group, Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from Universität des Saarlandes

E-Mail: markus.duermuth@rub.de

HUB A and HUB D

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Research Interests: User authentication, Privacy aspects of biometric systems, Privacy aspects of ubiquitous computing

Highlight: 2016 Outstanding Paper Award at ACM CODASPY

Research Stops in Saarland, Karlsruhe, Stanford

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesSascha Fahl

Research Interests: intersection of computer security and privacy with human factors
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Sascha Fahl

Leibniz University Hannover - Information security chair

Ph.D. degree from Leibniz Universität Hannover

E-Mail: sascha.fahl@gmail.com

Hub D

Research Interests: intersection of computer security and privacy with human factors

Highlight: Google Faculty Research Award (2017), Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize (2018), "Curious Mind" Award (2018)

Research Stops in Bonn, Saarbrücken, Bochum

Asja Fischer

Research Interests: development, analysis, and application of deep learning models and methods
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Asja Fischer

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Machine Learning Group, Faculty of Mathematics

Ph.D. from University of Copenhagen, DK

E-Mail: asja.fischer@rub.de

Hub C

Research Interests: development, analysis, and application of deep learning models and methods

Highlight: 2017 NVIDIA Pioneering Research Award, ICML, 2016 Best Paper 2014 Award, Pattern Recognition

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesTim Güneysu

Research Interests: Security Engineering, Efficient Cryptographic Implementations, Physically Resilient Cryptographic Systems, Security on Hardware Level, Practical Cryptanalysis
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Tim Güneysu

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair of Security Engineering, Department of Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from Ruhr-Universität Bochum

E-Mail: tim.gueneysu@uni-bremen.de

HUB A, HUB B, HUB C

Website

Research Interests: Security Engineering, Efficient Cryptographic Implementations, Physically Resilient Cryptographic Systems, Security on Hardware Level, Practical Cryptanalysis

Highlight: 2015 – 2018 Fellow of the “Junges Kolleg”, North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

Research stops in Mannheim, Bremen, Saint-Etienne, Massachusetts Amherst

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesThorsten Holz

Research Interests: Automaed analysis of malicious software, Detection of infected machines on the network- and host-level, Security aspects of embedded systems with a focus on smartphones, Security and privacy aspects of social networks
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Thorsten Holz

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Systems Security, Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from Universität Mannheim

E-Mail: thorsten.holz@rub.de

HUB B, HUB C, HUB D

Website

Research Interests: Automaed analysis of malicious software, Detection of infected machines on the network- and host-level, Security aspects of embedded systems with a focus on smartphones, Security and privacy aspects of social networks

Highlight: 2011 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2014 Best Student Paper Award at ACM CCS 2014, 2015 ERC Starting Grant “Leveraging Binary Analysis to Secure the Internet of Things”, H-index: 50

Research stops in Mannheim, Vienna

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesMartin Johns

Research Interests: web application security, applied software security, static code checking
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Martin Johns

TU Braunschweig - Institute for Application Security

Ph.D. degree from Universität Passau

E-Mail: mj@martinjohns.com

HUB B

Website

Research Interests: web application security, applied software security, static code checking

Highlight: 2009 and 2012 Organizer of Dagstuhl Seminar on “Web Application Security” 2012 – Board of the OWASP Chapter Germany

Research stops in Hamburg, Passau, Braunschweig

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesEike Kiltz

Research Interests: Foundations of privacy, Theoretical cryptography, Design and analysis of cryptographic protocols, Complexity Theory
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Eike Kiltz

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Cryptography, Dept. of Mathematics

Ph.D. degree from Ruhr-Universität Bochum

E-Mail: eike.kiltz@rub.de

HUB A, HUB B, HUB C, HUB D

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Research Interests: Foundations of privacy, Theoretical cryptography, Design and analysis of cryptographic protocols, Complexity Theory

Highlight: three Best Paper awards at EUROCRYPT, 2014 ERC Consolidator Grant "Efficient Resource Constrained Cryptography"

Research stops in Paris, Lausanne, Amsterdan, San Diego

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesDorothea Kolossa

Research Interests: Statistical signal processing, Speech and pattern recognition
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Dorothea Kolossa

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair of Cognitive Signal Processing Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, TU Berlin

E-Mail: dorothea.kolossa@rub.de

HUB B

Website

Research Interests: Statistical signal processing, Speech and pattern recognition

Highlight: 2014 ACSAC Outstanding Paper Award for research on acoustic CAPTCHA, 2013 EAA Best Paper and Presentation Award

Research stops in Hong Kong, Kyoto, Berkeley and Santa Barbara

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesTanja Lange

Research Interests: Mathematical foundations of cryptography and quantum-secure encryption
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Tanja Lange

Technische Universität Eindhoven - Chair of Cryptology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Ph.D. degree from Universität Essen

E-Mail: t.lange@tue.nl

HUB A

Website

Research Interests: Mathematical foundations of cryptography and quantum-secure encryption

Highlight: Coordinator of various joint projects funded by the EU, H-index: 41

Research stops in Braunschweig, Lyngby/ Denmark, Essen, Bochum

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesGregor Leander

Research Interests: Symmetric Cryptography, Block Ciphers, Lightweight Cryptography, Boolean Functions
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Gregor Leander

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Symmetric Cryptography Group, Dept. of Mathematics

Ph.D. degree from Ruhr-Universität Bochum

E-Mail: gregor.leander@rub.de

HUB A, HUB B, HUB D

Website

Research Interests: Symmetric Cryptography, Block Ciphers, Lightweight Cryptography, Boolean Functions

Highlight: 2014 Best Paper Award at FSE 2014, 2015 Heisenberg Professorship by DFG

Research stops in Lyngby/ Denmark, Toulon/ France

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesAlexander May

Research Interests: Cryptography, Protocols, Algorithmic Number Theory, Lattices, Coding Theory, Complexity Theory, Quantum Algorithms
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Alexander May

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Cryptology and IT Security, Dept. of Mathematics

Ph.D. degree from Universität Paderborn

E-Mail: alex.may@rub.de

HUB A, HUB B

Website

Research Interests: Cryptography, Protocols, Algorithmic Number Theory, Lattices, Coding Theory, Complexity Theory, Quantum Algorithms

Highlight: 2006 Best Paper Award at PKC, 2009 Best Paper Award at PKC, 2009 General chair EUROCRYPT 2009

Research stops in Zürich, Paderborn, Darmstadt

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesAmir Moradi

Research Interests: Physical Security, Hardware Security, Side-Channel Analysis, Applied Cryptography
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Amir Moradi

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair of Embedded Security, Department of Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology - Ph.D. degree from Sharif University of Technology, IR Habilitation from Ruhr-Universität Bochum

E-Mail: amir.moradi@rub.de

HUB B

Website

Research Interests: Physical Security, Hardware Security, Side-Channel Analysis, Applied Cryptography

Highlight: Best paper award at ACNS 2014 & COSADE 2015 & HOST 2016, Program chair CHES 2020

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesChristof Paar

Research Interests: Software algorithms for cryptographic implementations, Hardware architectures for cryptography, Physical attacks against realworld systems, Cryptanalytical hardware, Security in embedded applications, Security in mobile and ad-hoc networks
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Christof Paar

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Embedded Security, Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from Universität Essen

E-Mail: christof.paar@rub.de

HUB A, HUB B

Website

Research Interests: Software algorithms for cryptographic implementations, Hardware architectures for cryptography, Physical attacks against realworld systems, Cryptanalytical hardware, Security in embedded applications, Security in mobile and ad-hoc networks

Highlight: 2012 Best Paper Award at IEEE Security & Privacy, 2016 ERC Advanced Grant “Exploring and Preventing Cryptographic Backdoors”, 2017 IACR Fellow

Research stops in Essen, Massachusetts Amherst

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesKonrad Rieck

Research Interests: computer security and machine learning; methods for detecting computer attacks, analyzing malicious software and discovering vulnerabilities in software
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Konrad Rieck

Technische Universität Braunschweig - Institute of System Security

Ph.D. from TU Berlin, DE

E-Mail: k.rieck@tu-bs.de

Hub A, Hub B, Hub C

Website

Research Interests: computer security and machine learning; methods for detecting computer attacks, analyzing malicious software and discovering vulnerabilities in software

Highlight: 2014 Google Faculty Research Award, 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award at RAID 2015, 2016 German Prize for IT-Security 2016 (2nd Place)

Research stops in Berlin, Göttingen

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesNikol Rummel

Research Interests: Cognitive, motivational and social aspects of learning
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Nikol Rummel

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Educational Psychology, Institute of Educational Research

Ph.D. degree from Universität Freiburg

E-Mail: nikol.rummel@rub.de

HUB D

Website

Research Interests: Cognitive, motivational and social aspects of learning

Highlight: 2016 – President of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), 2017 – Chairwoman of the scientific advisory board of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus “Kognitive Schnittstellen”, Tübingen

Research stops in Wisconsin-Madison, Pittsburg (Carnegie Mellon)

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesAngela Sasse

Research Interests: Usable security and privacy
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Angela Sasse

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Human-Centeres Security, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from University of Birmingham

E-Mail: a.sasse@ucl.ac.uk

HUB D

Website

Research Interests: Usable security and privacy

Highlight: 2015 Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, H-index: 50

Research stops in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Eindhoven

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesJörg Schwenk

Research Interests: Cryptographic protocols, Internet security and XML security
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Jörg Schwenk

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair for Network and Data Security, Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen

E-Mail: joerg.schwenk@rub.de

HUB A, HUB C

Website

Research Interests: Cryptographic protocols, Internet security and XML security

Highlight: 2014 Best Student Paper Award at ACM CCS, 2016 IETF TRON Award for best contribution to TLS standardization

Research stops in Giessen, Nürnberg

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale AdversariesAydin Sezgin

Research Interests: Communication, Information Theory, Physical Layer Security, Big Data
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Aydin Sezgin

Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Chair of Digital Communication Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Ph.D. degree from TU Berlin

E-Mail: Aydin.Sezgin@rub.de

HUB B

Website

Research Interests: Communication, Information Theory, Physical Layer Security, Big Data

Highlight: 2009 – 2011 Head of Emmy Noether-Research-Group for Wireless Networks, 2016 Best Paper Award at ICCSPA

Research stops in Berlin, Ulm, Irvine, Stanford

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