Principle Investigators

The CRC is driven by the research groups around our 18 highly renowned principal investigators from 6 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, the Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) are accompanied by 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.

backes

Michael Backes

Professor (Saarland University); Fellow (MPI-SWS)

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

Personal Webpage

briand

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

Personal Webpage

cortier

Véronique Cortier

Professor (Loria, Nancy)

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

Personal Webpage

dittrich

Jens Dittrich

Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Trustworthy Information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

Personal Webpage

druschel

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

Personal Webpage

finkbeiner

Bernd Finkbeiner

Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Resilient embedded systems

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification

Personal Webpage

francis

Paul Francis

Scientific Director (MPI-SWS)

Research Area:

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

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • System design principles

Personal Webpage

fritz

Mario Fritz

Senior Researcher (MPI-INF); Junior Faculty (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Scalable Learning and Perception

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

Personal Webpage

garg

Deepak Garg

Tenure-track Research Group Leader (MPI-SWS)

Research Area:

  • Computer security and privacy
  • Formal logic
  • programming languages

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Programming language principles and verification

Personal Webpage

gomez

Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez

Tenure-track Research Group Leader (MPI-SWS)

Research Area:

  • Security & Privacy assessment and protection

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

Personal Webpage

gummadi

Krishna Gummadi

Tenured Research Group Leader (MPI-SWS)

Research Area:

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

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Threat analysis & modeling
  • Usable privacy & security

Personal Webpage

hammer

Christian Hammer

Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

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

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security

Personal Webpage

krueger

Antonio Krüger

Scientific Director (DFKI); Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Security & privacy assessment and protection
  • Trustworthy information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Usable privacy & security

Personal Webpage

maffei

Matteo Maffei

Tenure-track Associate Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Security & privacy assessment and protection
  • Survivable systems and outsourced

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security

Personal Webpage

rossow

Christian Rossow

Research Group Leader (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Resilient embedded systems
  • Survivable systems and outsourced services

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security
  • System design principles

Personal Webpage

schiele

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

Personal Webpage

Dominique Schröder

Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Trustworthy Information processing
  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Cryptography

Personal Webpage

weikum

Gerhard Weikum

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

Research Area:

  • Trustworthy information processing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Information retrieval and machine learning

Personal Webpage

zeller

Andreas Zeller

Professor (Saarland University)

Research Area:

  • Security of mobile and ubiquitous computing

Cross-cutting thrust:

  • Software security
  • System design principles

Personal Webpage