Prof. Dr. Thomas Widjaja 


Prof. Dr. Thomas Widjaja is Professor at the Chair of Business Information Systems at the University of Passau since 2016.

He received his degree with summa cum laude in 2010 from TU Darmstadt with his dissertation topic “Standardization Decisions in Multilayer Systems – Analysis by the Example of Service-oriented Architectures”. 

Between 2012 and 2014 he also worked as Visiting researcher at the University of Maryland and the University of British Columbia.


Dr. Sheikh Mahbub Habib 

Sheikh M. Habib is a Senior Researcher at the Telecooperation lab. Additionally, he is leading the SPIN (Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks) area as a part of the Telecooperation Lab. He joined the lab as a doctoral student in 2009 after obtaining his M. Sc. degree from Chalmers University of Technology in the same year. Sheikh obtained his doctoral degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2013 for his work on computational trust mechanisms with focus on distributed service environments. His research was funded through LOEWE CASED, an initiative by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of Germany. Sheikh obtained his B.Sc.Engg. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from KUET, Bangladesh in Sept. 2003. 


Dr. Irina Heimbach


Since May 2011, Irina Heimbach is a research assistant in the department of Information Systems/ Electronic Markets. She studied business administration at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with emphases in Information Systems, Management and Marketing. In her diploma thesis she investigated the impact of human behavior on the productivity and on the work allocation in serial production lines. During her studies she completed an internship at Bayer Business Services in the area IT Business Solutions and was involved in student consultancy "berater". Furthermore, she worked as a student research assistant in the department of Management and as a student teaching assistant in Information Systems and Operations Management. After her study she has been a research assistant in the department of Information systems at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz for one year.


Dr. Silke Jandt


Silke Jandt currently works at Prof. Dr. Alexander Roßnagels chair in fields of public law, technological law and legal theory at University Kassel.

She got her degree in law in 2002 from the Georg-August University Göttingen and worked as judge until 2003.

Since 2004 she works in several research projects ("IDent", "Scate", research study "Atla§", legal opinion "DamokoS") and obtained her doctorate at Prof. Dr. Roßnagels chair with her theses “Vertrauen im Mobile Commerce – Vorschläge für die rechtsverträgliche Gestaltung von Location Based Services” in 2008.

She was managing director of provet from 2011 to 2015.


Dr. Carsten Ochs


Carsten Ochs works as Postdoc at the BMBF research project “Forum Privatheit” and  the BMBF research project “Privacy-Arena” at the Institute of Sociology at University Kassel since 2014.

He received his degree in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice” at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, London in 2005 followed by his doctorate (summa cum laude) at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen in 2011.

He then worked as Postdoc at the TU Darmstadt: first at the Institut of sociology with Prof. Martina Löw for the research project „Internet Privacy: Eine Kultur der Privatsphäre und des Vertrauens im Internet“, second at the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE)


Dr. Oksana Kulyk


Oksana Kulyk works as a postdoctoral researcher in the SECUSO Research Group of Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer at CRISP (former CASED) since April 2017. She has also been previously working as a research assistant in the group since October 2013. She has a diplom degree (Dipl.-Math.) in Mathematics with focus on Computer Science and Cryptography from Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. Her research interests are electronic voting, usable security and mobile security.



Niklas Büscher

Niklas Büscher works as research assistant in the SECENG research group of Prof. Dr. Katzenbeisser. His research interests include Privacy preserving protocols, Secure multi-party computation (TPC / MPC), Compiler for more efficient and practical MPC and Multi-/many- core parallelization.


Barbara Büttner


Bianca Büttler received her diploma in sociology at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg in 2014. Since then, she works as research assistant at University Kassel.





Mikhail Formichev


Mikhail Fomichev obtained a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven in July 2014. He joined Secure Mobile Networking Lab (TU Darmstadt) in October 2015 and is currently focusing on scalable trust infrastructures for new generation secure communication systems.




Paul Gerber


Paul Gerber works as research assistant for the work and engineering psychology research group led by Prof. Dr. Joachim Vogt.  As his research interests include digital privacy and product evaluation using eye- and emotion tracking, he is involved with AktVis, a project to enhance the usability of multitouch-interfaces to visualize parts of cities and building projects. He also works with SECUSO on MoPPa, a project about modeling a privacy paradoxon out of both perspectives technical and psychological.

Previously, he work with the Department of Computer Science about ZertApps and with the Department of Mechanical Engineering about the designing of cockpits and evaluation of low-cost collision warning systems.


Nina Gerber (née Kolb)


Nina Gerber works as research assistant for the work and engineering psychology research group at the institute of psychology since 01.04.2015. Her research interests include human computer interaction. Currently she cooperates with the department of computer science working on the BMBF funded project "MoPPa – Modellierung des Privacy-Paradoxons aus technischer und psychologischer Sicht“ about Users dealing with privacy relevant data.

She also works with the department of computer science and the Fraunhofer SIT about user acceptance and security appreciation of several authentication methods. The aim of the „Center for Research in Security and Privacy“ is to develop an user-friendly interface which allows users to communicate via encrypted emails.


Fabian Pittroff


Fabian Pittroff currently works as research assistant at the department of sociological theory

of University Kassel on a BMJV project called  "Smart Environment, Smart Information?" .

He received his degree “Ethik der Textkulturen” from University Augsburg in 2009. From 2009 to 2013 he worked as research assistant at the Gender Zentrum Augsburg with Prof. em. Dr. Hildegard Macha simultaneously with his work as lecturer in political theory at the chair of Prof. Dr. Marcus Llanque. He then was a research assistant at the ESF project “Future is female”.

In 2014 he started investigating in the BMBF project “Kartographie und Analyse der Privacy-Arena” at University Kassel.


Nikolaos Alexopoulos


Nikolaous Alexopoulos is a doctoral researcher at the Telecooperation lab since May 2016, working as a part of CROSSING collaborative research center. Prior to joining Technische Universität Darmstadt, he obtained his diploma from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

He is interested in many aspects of computer science including cryptography, computational trust and network security. His research focuses on applying computational trust in the context of computer security and using blockchain technology for securing trust management infrastructures.

Apart from research, he very much enjoys sports, especially basketball and football.

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Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Computer Science

Hochschulstr. 10

64289 Darmstadt

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