I am working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Cyber Analysis & Defense (CA&D) department at Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE. Before, I headed the Security and Privacy research group at the chair of Communication and Distributed Systems (COMSYS) at RWTH Aachen University. I was a research intern at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. I studied computer science at RWTH Aachen University, where I obtained a Diploma degree (equiv. M.Sc.) and a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.). My advisor was Klaus Wehrle.
My research focuses on security and privacy challenges in large-scale communication systems. Currently, I am focusing on securing industrial networks, especially in the energy and production sectors. Previously, I worked within the TRINICS project to create transparency on the usage of cloud services and within the SSICLOPS project on the privacy-aware handling of data in the cloud. I also worked on security and privacy challenges of outsourcing sensor and IoT data to the cloud in the context of the SensorCloud and IPACS projects.