Stefan Katzenbeisser holds the Chair of Computer Engineering. His research focuses on the design and analysis of security infrastructures, covering the whole spectrum from the development of security anchors for embedded systems to the design of security concepts for critical infrastructures. He also conducts focused research in the area of transportation security.
Prof. Thomas Riehm holds the Chair of German and European Private Law, Civil Procedure and Legal Theory and is founder of the Institute for the Law of the Digital Society (IRDG - Institut für das Recht der Digitalen Gesellschaft). His main research interests are contract and liability law with a focus on IT. In this context, his research is on regulatory issues of IT security and in particular on the private enforcement of IT security requirements through contract, liability and competition law, among other things.
Professor Beurskens researches on the one hand on questions of direct and indirect regulation, in particular through cartel law, and on the other hand on liability issues, in particular in product liability law and liability under the GDPR. He inverstigates the legal implications of "Industry 4.0" and the resulting requirements with regard to personal data processing. Finally, his research covers intellectual property rights, in particular the protection of patents and (software) copyrights and the associated licenses.
Prof. Hermann de Meer received his Ph.D. from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1992. He had been an Assistant Professor at Hamburg University, Germany, a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York City, USA, and a Reader at University College London, UK. Professor de Meer has been appointed as Full Professor at the University of Passau, Germany, and as Honorary Professor at University College London, UK, since 2003. His research interests include cloud computing, energy systems, network virtualization, IT security, smart grid, smart city, industry 4.0, digitalization of energy systems, computer networks and communications, and distributed systems.
Elif Bilge Kavun holds the assistant professorship in Secure Intelligent Systems at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Passau since October 2020. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Cybersecurity at The University of Sheffield (UK) and Digital Design Engineer for Crypto Cores at the Digital Security Solutions division, Infineon (Munich). She completed a PhD in Embedded Security in 2015 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ruhr University Bochum. Her research interests cover security of novel intelligent systems as well as traditional computing and embedded systems. She is also interested in secure hardware systems, design and implementation of cryptographic primitives, lightweight cryptography, and physical attacks & countermeasures.
Martin Kreuzer has held the Chair of Symbolic Computation since 2007. His main research areas are computer algebra, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and its applications. He is particularly interested in algebraic cryptography, which deals with the construction of new cryptosystems and the security analysis of existing cryptosystems using algebraic methods. His most important activity in this field is currently the DFG project "Algebraic Error Attacks", which investigates the security of cryptographic hardware against error injections.
Professor Susanne Mayr's research is on questions of human-machine interaction from a psychological perspective, e.g. the visual design of human-computer interfaces. Another research focus is on the selective perception and use of online media from a psychological perspective. Moreover, the Chair's research work focuses on cognitive psychology topics, especially with regard to acoustic attention and action control.
Joachim Posegga holds the chair of IT security since 2008. Before coming to Passau he was appointed Professor at the University of Hamburg in 2003 and founded the Security in Distributed Systems Group at the University of Hamburg. Prior to academia he was leading the Security Research Program at SAP Corporate Research, from 1995-2000 he worked on security at Deutsche Telekom Research in Darmstadt. His research addresses Web Security, Security protocols and architectures, the current application focus is the Internet of Things.
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Prof. Hans P. Reiser is junior professor for security in information systems.
His research interests include resilient software architectures, fault- and intrusion-tolerant replication methods, the detection and analysis of security incidents in cloud infrastructures, and the investigation of novel security concepts at operating system and hypervisor level.
Professor Meinhard Schröder holds the Chair of Public Law, European Law and IT Law. He is also a member of the DFG Research Training Group 1681/2 "Privacy and Digitization". Among the main focuses of his work are
- Economic administrative law, especially with regard to the digital economy
- Data protection law, especially for public authorities
- Research project "Privacy BlackBox", which deals with the data protection compliant use of cameras in cars
- Research project "HELIOS": Researchers across Europe are developing a decentralised structure for a social network that adapts to the needs of users while giving them control over their data
Thomas Widjaja has been Professor of Information Systems at the University of Passau since 2016. In the context of the PIDS, his research focuses on the IT security of digital services and on the development of profitable and at the same time privacy-friendly data-based business models. In his work, he applies a broad spectrum of methods (including mathematical-formal models, prototyping, simulation studies and quantitative analyses using structural equation models).
Jens Zumbrägel holds the Professorship of Mathematics with focus on Cryptography since 2017. He is enthusiastic about algebra and its applications in public key cryptography and communications engineering. His research focuses on the discrete logarithmic problem, as well as currently post-quantum cryptography and codes over rings.