PIs

The CRC 1223 was driven by the research groups around 18 highly renowned principal investigators from 9 globally known and scientifically well established institutions with a strong track record in privacy and security research: In a joint endeavor, the host institution Saarland University and its on-site partners, CISPA, the MPI-SWS, the MPI-INF and the DFKI are accompanied by national partners, the Computer Science Departments of the University of Potsdam and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, as well as our international partners, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg as well as the Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications (Loria), a joint research unit of CNRS, the University of Lorraine and INRIA in France.

Michael Backes

Founding Director & CEO                    
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security                  



Research Area:

  • Security & privacy assessment and protection
  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification
  • Software security; System design principles

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Lionel Briand

Professor (University of Luxembourg)                        



Research Area:

  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Security
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Quality Assurance and Certification

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security
  • System design principles

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Véronique Cortier

Research Director (CNRS)                        



Research Area:

  • Verification of security protocols
  • Electronic voting protocols
  • Link between symbolic and cryptographic models for protocols
  • Automatic deduction, tree automata

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification

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Jens Dittrich

Professor (Saarland University)                      



Research Area:

  • Trustworthy Information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

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Peter Druschel

Founding Director (MPI-SWS)                  
Professor (Saarland University)               



Research Area:

  • Trustworthy Information processing
  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • System design principles

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Bernd Finkbeiner

Professor (Saarland University)                  
Faculty (CISPA)



Research Area:

  • Resilient embedded systems

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification

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Paul Francis

Scientific Director (MPI-SWS)                 



Research Area:

  • Security & Privacy assessment and protection
  • Survivable systems and outsourced services

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • System design principles

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Mario Fritz

Professor (Saarland University)                        
Faculty (CISPA)                                                                                            



Research Area:

  • Scalable Learning and Perception

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

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Deepak Garg

Tenure-track Research Group Leader (MPI-SWS)                                
Honorary Professor (Saarland University)                         



Research Area:

  • Computer security and privacy
  • Formal logic
  • programming languages

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification

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Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez

Tenured-track Faculty (MPI-SWS)                               



Research Area:

  • Security & Privacy assessment and protection

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

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Krishna Gummadi

Faculty (MPI-SWS)                              



Research Area:

  • Security & Privacy assessment and protection
  • Survivable systems and outsourced services

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Threat analysis & modeling
  • Usable privacy & security

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Christian Hammer

Professor (University of Potsdam)                               



Research Area:

  • Security & privacy assessment and protection
  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security

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Antonio Krüger

CEO (DFKI)                                      
Professor (Saarland University)              



Research Area:

  • Security & privacy assessment and protection
  • Trustworthy information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Usable privacy & security

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Christian Rossow

Professor (Saarland University)                    
Faculty (CISPA)                                       



Research Area:

  • Resilient embedded systems
  • Survivable systems and outsourced services

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security
  • System design principles

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Bernt Schiele

Scientific Director (MPI-INF)                     
Professor (Saarland University)                   



Research Area:

  • Trustworthy information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning
  • Usable privacy & security

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Dominique Schröder

Professor (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)                           



Research Area:

  • Trustworthy Information processing
  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Cryptography

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Gerhard Weikum

Scientific Director (MPI-INF)                                    
Professor (Saarland University)                             



Research Area:

  • Trustworthy information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

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Andreas Zeller

Professor (Saarland University)                    
Faculty (CISPA)                                           



Research Area:

  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security
  • System design principles

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