Sascha Fahl

Ruhr-University Bochum

Germany


sascha.fahl@gmail.com

About

I am Professor for computer science and head of the usable security and privacy research group at Ruhr-University Bochum.

I am head (W2-Vertretungsprofessor) of the information security institute at Leibniz University Hannover.


Broadly, I study the intersection of computer security and privacy with human factors. I'm particularly interested in investigating end users, administrators, developers and designers of computer systems and their interdependencies with computer security and privacy mechanisms. My research involves large-scale analyses of the Internet and software repositories to understand the huge challenges humans face when interacting with computer security and privacy mechanisms. To understand root causes, evaluate existing mechanisms and investigate novel ideas, I conduct all kinds of user studies with end users, administrators, and developers of these systems.


I am recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award (2017), the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award (2017) and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize (2018). One of the papers I co-authored won the Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition of the NSA (2016).


My research is regularly published at top-tier venues (e.g. Oakland, CCS, USENIX Security).


If you are interested in my work, wish to collaborate with me, want to request a detailed CV or for whatever other reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Selected Publications

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Academic Service

Reviewing Activities

Oakland

ACM CCS

USENIX Security

ACM SIGCHI

SOUPS

FC

ESORICS

IEEE Security & Privacy (Journal)

Employment

Professor (W2, non-tenured) for Computer Science

Usable Security and Privacy Group, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Head of Information Security Institute

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Independent Research Group Leader

Usable Security and Privacy Group, CISPA, Saarland University, Germany

Researcher/PostDoc

CISPA, Saarland University, Germany

Software Engineer Intern

Google, Mountain View, CA

Researcher (Part Time)

FKIE, Fraunhofer, Bonn, Germany

Researcher/PhD Student

DCSec, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Research Assistant

Distributed Systems Group, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Technical Co-Founder

Evenity GmbH, Gießen, Germany