Researchers

Researchers

PlaceholderMichael Bechinie

Michael Bechinie holds a master’s degree in Zoology and Anthropology with a focus on Behavioural Studies from the University of Vienna. From 1992 – 1998 Michael worked on scientific projects at the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology. Between 1997 and 2001 he has worked for various internet agencies in Vienna and Munich in the field of User Interface Design and Usability Engineering. Last he was founder and head of digitalMankind GmbH, a technological start-up. Michael is head of Experience Design at USECON and responsible for project- and team-management. His consultancy focus and his main responsibilities lie in User Centred Design, Experience Design, Web User Interfaces & Applications, Strategic Experience Management, Experience Trainings & Workshops. Human-computer interaction is part of Michael’s working life for almost 20 years.

BirnhackMichael Birnhack

Michael Birnhack is a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. His research focuses on information law, especially Intellectual Property (IP) and privacy law. Michael is currently involved in several research projects related to privacy, including privacy by design by government; smart cities cyber security; CCTV cameras in schools, and big medical data. He was a member of an experts committee on the matter of the revision of Israeli data protection law; is a member of the Public Council for Protection of Privacy; was sub-contractor to the EU on the matter of Israel’s data protection law. Michael is the Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg at TAU Law, and the Director of the Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M program at TAU Law.

blandfordAnn Blandford

Ann Blandford is Professor of Human–Computer Interaction at University College London and Director of the UCL Institute of Digital Health. She is an expert on human factors for health technologies, and particularly on how citizens engage with health technologies within their lives. This includes a focus on how they access, make sense of and share data. She has published widely on the design and use of interactive health technologies, and on how technology can be designed to better support both clinicians’ and citizens’ needs.

benensonZinaida Benenson

Zinaida Benenson leads the Human Factors in Security and Privacy Group at the IT Security Infrastructures Lab of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Her research interests include usability of security- and privacy-enhancing technologies, decision making and risk perception in security and privacy, and also technical security issues in distributed systems, especially in wireless sensor networks and in pervasive computing. Zinaida received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Mannheim, Germany, on the topic of cryptographic access control protocols for wireless sensor networks.

decristofaroEmiliano De Cristofaro

Emiliano De Cristofaro is a Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor) at University College London (UCL). Prior to joining UCL in 2013, he was a research scientist at PARC (a Xerox company). In 2011, he received a PhD in Networked Systems from the University of California, Irvine, advised by Gene Tsudik. His research interests include privacy technologies, systems security, applied cryptography, and web privacy/security measurements. He has served as program co-chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) in 2013 and 2014 (now serving in its board), and of the Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security (GenoPri 2015).

PlaceholderFelix Freiling

Felix Freiling is a full professor of computer science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Erlangen, Germany. Before joining FAU he held professor positions at RWTH Aachen University and University of Mannheim, Germany. Felix received a PhD in Computer Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. His thesis was selected as the best computer science dissertation in 2001 by Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) in Germany. After graduating, he spent 18 months as a postdoc at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. His research interests are the theory and practice of dependable distributed systems.

Simone Fischer-Hübner

Simone Fischer-Hübner is the scientific coordinator of the Privacy&Us project. She has been a Full Professor at KAU since June 2000, where she has been the head of the PriSec research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. Besides, she has been a Guest Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (1994-1995) and at Stockholm University (1998-1999). Her research interests include privacy-enhancing technologies and usable privacy. She is the chair of IFIP WG 11.6 on “Identity Management”, the Swedish IFIP TC 11 representative, member of the advisory board for the Information Security Advisory Board of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), and has been an expert for ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). She has represented KAU in the Credential, PrismCloud, A4Cloud, SmartSociety, PrimeLife, PRIME, FIDIS and Bugyo EU projects and coordinates the Swedish IT Security Network SWITS.

evaEva Glavenius

Eva Glavenius is project coordinator at the Institution of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University. As project coordinator her focus is on project administration and coordination of research projects as well as coordination of projects in collaboration with industry. She has been an active member of SNITS, a group for collaboration between IT-students and the regional IT industry, a work that made her a co-recipient of the Karlstad University’s collaboration award in 2011. Prior to her position at Karlstad University she has been working in the IT industry, primarily with software development, software testing and project management.

sabrinaSabrina Kirrane

Sabrina Kirrane joined the WU as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2015. Prior to taking up the position at WU she was a researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland. Her PhD focused on the problem of access control for the Web of Data. Before that she spent several years working in Industry on topics around data integration and security, such as system security requirements their and implementation in an application service provider environment. Dr. Kirrane is a guest editor for the Journal of Web Semantics special issue on Security, Privacy and Policy for the Semantic Web and Linked Data and a co-organiser of the PrivOn workshop series on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web – Policy and Technology. Her research interests include: privacy, security, reasoning, querying, data analytics, Semantic Web, and Linked Data.

leomartucciLeonardo Martucci

Leonardo Martucci is the coordinator of Privacy&Us. He is an Associate Professor at Karlstad University and a senior member of the its privacy and security research group. In Karlstad, he is responsible for the computer and network security undergraduate courses. Before joining Karlstad University in 2013, Leonardo was a research fellow at Linköping University, Sweden, a principal investigator at the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He is a doctor in Computer Science from Karlstad University (2009) and holds Masters (2002) and a Diploma (2000) in Electrical Engineering from University of São Paulo, Brazil.

PlaceholderJoachim Meyer

Joachim Meyer is Professor and currently department chair in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. (1994) in Industrial Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He was a post-doctoral fellow and researcher at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, was on the faculty of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, a research scientist at the M.I.T. Center for Transportation Studies, and a visiting professor at the M.I.T. MediaLab, where he still holds a research affiliate appointment. His research deals with cognitive engineering, focusing on the development of quantitative models of decision processes involving automation and computer systems, considering properties of the task, the system and the human user. These models serve as tools for system design and evaluations. They are based on empirical research in laboratory settings, as well as field studies and research on applications in cybersecurity, IT design, manufacturing, process control, transportation, business administration, communication, law and medicine.

murdochSteven J. Murdoch

Dr Steven J. Murdoch is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Information Security Research Group of University College London, working on developing metrics for security and privacy. His research interests include authentication/passwords, banking security, anonymous communications, censorship resistance and covert channels. He has worked with the OpenNet Initiative, investigating Internet censorship, and for the Tor Project, on improving the security and usability of the Tor anonymity system. He is also working on analyzing the security of banking systems, especially Chip & PIN/EMV, and is Innovation Security Architect of Cronto, an online authentication technology provider and part of the VASCO group.

reinhardtDelphine Reinhardt

Delphine Reinhardt (née Christin) is assistant professor for Privacy and Security in Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is also associated to the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE) since 2014. She completed her doctoral degree in computer science with distinction on privacy in participatory sensing in 2013 at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Her doctoral thesis received awards by the Communication and Distributed Systems Group (KuVS) of the German Informatics Society (GI) and Information Technology Society of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE-ITG) as well as the “Vereinigung von Freunden der Technische Universität zu Darmstadt e.V.” for outstanding academic achievements. Since 2009, she holds a double-degree in electrical engineering from TU Darmstadt and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et ses Applications (ENSEA), France. She has served as program committee member and reviewer for more than 60 conferences and journals like IEEE Pervasive Computing Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Security & Privacy, and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing. Her research interests include privacy, anonymity and pseudonymity, trust and reputation, and usability in ubiquitous computing and beyond.

sasseM. Angela Sasse

M. Angela Sasse FREng is the Professor of Human-Centered Technology in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. She read psychology in Germany and obtained an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University before obtaining a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. She started investigating the causes and effects of usability issues with security mechanisms in 1996. Her 1999 seminal paper with her then Phd student Anne Adams, Users are Not the Enemy, is the most cited paper in usable security. She became a full professor in 2003, and has led several multi-disciplinary projects, working with economists, mathematicians and crime scientists. She worked with many international companies and received Faculty Awards from Intel in 2012 and IBM in 2013. She became Director of the UK Research Institute for Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), co-funded by the EPSRC and GCHQ in 2012, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

jm_serna_sqJetzabel Serna

Jetzabel M. Serna-Olvera is an Assistant Professor at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business and Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt. She holds a PhD from the “Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech” (Barcelona, Spain), and since 2001 she has been working in IT-Security, at both national and international levels. She has collaborated in numerous Spanish and EU-funded research projects, mainly focused on Security, Privacy and Identity Management. She also worked for the financial sector in a range of projects including strong authentication and security intelligence. Currently she is the head of the training programme of the Privacy&Us Marie Curie ITN, and is strongly involved in the implementation of privacy-by-design and by-default in the CREDENTIAL H2020 EU-funded project.

sarahspiekermannSarah Spiekermann

Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann chairs the Institute for Management Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She is author of the book “Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-based System Design Approach”. Her main research interest is electronic privacy, disclosure behavior and ethical computing. Sarah has co-authored US/EU privacy regulation for RFID technology and regularly works as an expert and advisor to companies and governmental institutions, including the EU Commission and the OECD. Before being tenured in Vienna in 2009, Sarah was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt University Berlin, was Adjunct Visiting Research Professor with the Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University (2006-2009).


kai_rannenbergKai Rannenberg

Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg holds the Deutsche Telekom Chair for Mobile Business & Multilateral Security. Before he was with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK focusing on “Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies”. Since 1991 Kai is active in the ISO/IEC standardization of IT Security and Criteria (JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 “Security evaluation criteria”). Since March 2007 he is Convenor of the SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management and privacy technologies”. Since September 2009 Kai is an IFIP Councillor. From May 2007 till July 2013 he chaired IFIP TC-11 “Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems”, after having been its Vice-Chair since 2001. Kai is active in the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) chairing its Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network (CEPIS LSI) since 2003. From 2004 till 2013 Kai served as the academic expert in the Management Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA. Since 2014 he is a member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholder Group. Kai’s awards include the IFIP Silver Core, the Alcatel SEL Foundation Dissertation Award and the Friedrich-August-von- Hayek-Preis of Freiburg University and Deutsche Bank.

TochEran Toch

Eran is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the department of Industrial Engineering. He studies how human-computer interaction and machine learning can help people better manage their privacy and security online. Eran’s research group is now working on various projects that revolve around computationally analysis of human behavior, and applying this knowledge to solve real-world privacy and security challenges. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University, Eran was a post-doc fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. Eran has a Ph.D. from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

manfredManfred Tscheligi

Univ.Prof. Dr. Manfred Tscheligi is founder, owner and managing director of USECON – The Usability Consultants GmbH, founder of CURE – Center for Usability Research & Engineering, professor for Human-Computer-Interaction & Usability resp. head of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at the University Salzburg and Head of Business Unit “Technology Experience” at Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). For more than 30 years, Manfred Tscheligi has been working in the field of Interactive Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering, User Interface Design and User Experience Research and is considered a pioneer in Austria (in university education as a research field as well as an industrially applied field). He is responsible for the successful execution of numerous national and international research- and industrial projects as well as for the successful establishment of national and international initiatives. Manfred Tscheligi is member in various groups of experts and conference boards and author of numerous publications, conference contributions and expert commentaries.