Prof. Dr. Kolossa begins spring term with new chair

11.04.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


Since March 2014 Prof. Dr. Do­ro­thea Ko­los­sa holds the new chair for "Digital Sign Processing". The chair continues the research of the homonymous research group and is located at the cutting point between di­gi­ta­l sign processing and artificial intelligencez. The upcoming research results aim to enrich the further construction of (automatic) speech recognition software. We wish the chair a pleasant start into the new semester!

New Managing Director at the HGI

01.04.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


With the beginning of spring term on april 1st Professor Thorsten Holz (Chair for System Security) will take the part of the Horst Görtz Institute's new managing director. Earlier, this position was taken by Professor Alexander May, who stays at the HGI as the new managing director of the research training group UbiCrypt. We wish both professors a pleasant start in their new positions!

Smartphones and cash-apps

17.03.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


"Smartphone or cash-card?" - this contribution from the Germam television broadcast "abenteuer LEBEN" is concerned with smartphones as possible substitutes for cash or credit cards. Professor Christof Paar and Dr.-Ing. Timo Kasper from the Horst Görtz Intitute for IT-Security inform about pro and contra. Regionally, they provide examples on how to deal with the payment system at the Ruhr-Uni's cafeteria. The broadcast can be seen online on the pages of VOX.

Great coup for research on IT-security

17.03.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


Each year the European Research Council (Europäischer Forschungsrat) provides funding for distinguished scholars in Europe. Out of the 43 funded researchers from Germany one comes from the HGI: Professor Eike Kiltz earns 1.8 million Euros for his project. Together with Professor Mihir Bellare (University of California San Diego) and Professor Christof Paar (Chair for Embedded Security at RUB) Prof. Kiltz works on new efficient security devices, which are suitable for tiny electronic chips.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

23.12.2013 - Britta Scherer

Bild Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year. We thank you for successful cooperation and projects in 2013. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The institute will be closed till January 6, 2013. We are looking forward to an amazing year 2014. We will offer some great events. Find more information on our website.

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