I am working as a researcher and team leader of the Security and Privacy research group at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (COMSYS) at RWTH Aachen University. After having finished my Diploma studies (equiv. M.Sc.) of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University in 2011, I interned at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. In early 2012 I returned to RWTH Aachen University.
My research focuses on security and privacy in large-scale communication systems and especially the cloud. Currently, I am working within the IPACS project on the privacy-aware storage and processing of Internet of Things data in the cloud. Previously, I worked on security challenges of outsourcing sensor data to the cloud in the context of the SensorCloud project. In my spare time I am volunteering as chairman of the alumni club of the students representation for Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University (VAMPIR e.V.). In 2011, I received the award of the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University for outstanding achievements as students representative within the Computer Science Department and RWTH Aachen University.