• Research focuses

    • Economics of information security
    • Steganography and steganalysis
    • Digital forensics
    • Privacy-enhancing technologies (PET)
    • Economic and behavioral aspects of information privacy
    • Security and usability
    • Virtual currencies and cryptographic financial instruments
  • Education

    2008
    Doctoral Degree from TU Dresden's Faculty of Computer Science
    1998- 2003
    Studies of Communications, Economics and Computer Science at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and Université Paris XII, France
  • Positions

    since 03/2015
    Principal Investigator at the University of Münster, Germany, Department of Information Systems
    since 03/2015
    Professor for Security and Privacy at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, Institute of Computer Science
    since 2014
    Teaching position at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, responsible for the module "Security Management" in the distance learning course "Applied IT Security Master of Science"
    09/2010- 02/2015
    Assistant Professor at the University of Münster, Germany, Department of Information Systems
    2009- 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California
    2007- 2009
    Scientific Staff at the Chair of Privacy and Data Security (Prof. Dr. Andreas Pfitzmann), Technische Universität Dresden
    2005- 2007
    Research Analyst at the European Central Bank, Directorate General Economics, Frankfurt/M.
  • External functions

    2015
    Program Co-Chair, Financial Cryptography and Data Security
    2015
    Program Co-Chair, New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
    2014
    General Chair, 8th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
    2014
    Organizer and Program Co-Chair, 1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research
    since 2013
    Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research
    since 2013
    Associate Editor, EURASIP Journal on Information Security
    2013- 2015
    Area Editor Security & Privacy, Information Systems
    2013
    Track Co-Chair, 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    2012
    Program Chair, 11th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    2010
    Program Co-Chair, 12th Information Hiding Conference