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News of Januar 10, 2018


Welcome to Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev and Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer


In January 2018, two professorships at our Institute AIFB have been filled.

Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev was a professor at the University of Kassel and the University of Cologne before joining the KIT. The research interests of his group at the Institute AIFB will be very interdisciplinary and primarily in the areas of design, development and evaluation of software and information systems with a strong domain focus, in particular on the healthcare and internet industries. The central goal of his research is to design and understand the applications and methods required to innovate software and information systems. Further, Sunyaev investigates socio-technical aspects of software and information systems engineering, innovative health IT applications, critical infrastructures and information privacy. His research work has been recognized numerous times.

Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer previously worked at the University of Karlstad (Sweden) as full professor and holds a cooperation professorship position at TU Darmstadt. Her research group at the Institute AIFB will focus on security and privacy questions. Their research interests are human factors in security and privacy, i.e. they research on development and evaluation methods for

  • Usable security and privacy preserving tools, as well as
  • Awareness, education and training measures (in particular for companies).

In this context, the group has already developed several tools which can be downloaded from https://www.secuso.org. Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer also continues her security research on electronic voting. She organizes the international evoting PhD workshop in April, in Karlsruhe and co-organizes the annual E-Vote-ID conference in Bregenz. To achieve their research goals, the research group is very interdisciplinary, i.e. the team contains people with backgrounds e.g. in computer science, math and psychology.




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