"Dis­cre­te Logs & Func­tio­nal En­cryp­ti­on": UbiCrypt is looking forward to the Sum­mer School 2014

22.07.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The Research Training Group UbiCrypt is preparing the last bits for this year's Summer School "crypt @ b-it". The event will take place from July 28 - August 1 in building ID. Our invited speakers Prof. Dr. Gary McGuire (UCD Dublin) and Prof. Dr. Hoeteck Wee (ENS Paris) will present current research on Discrete Logs and Functional Encryption and host practical tutorials. We are looking forward to meeting around 50 participants from all around Europe and wish a pleasant week in Bochum!

Dr. David Oswald earns Eickhoff Phd grant

16.07.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The company Eick­hoff sponsors PhD prices with 3.?000,00 € for outstanding dissertations from the faculties ETIT and manufacturing systems engineering. This year the jury honors Dr. David Os­wald from the HGI. The Eick­hoff-price goes to his dissertation with the title "Im­ple­men­ta­ti­on At­tacks: From Theo­ry to Prac­tice". Os­wald currently is assigned as a scientific assistant at the chair for Em­bed­ded Se­cu­ri­ty. His research focus lies on the security analysis of commercial devices.

"Top 40 unter 40": Capital honors Prof. Eike Kiltz

10.07.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The magazine Ca­pi­tal announces the "Top 40 unter 40" again in 2014. The current top leaders are ranked in four different categories. According to the magazine, the 40 top scientists and scholars lead the country into a new digital future. Among this exclusive group is Prof. Eike Kiltz from the HGI. The mathematician develops research on the IT-Security of smallest electronic devices to catch up with possible security gaps in the ever-new designs and features such as smartphones, chipcards and other multimedia items.

The "good hackers" on car accidents and mobile security

08.07.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


"Im Vi­sier der Ha­cker": Can you hack cars? And if so, which consequences are expected for drivers? Could even car accidents be caused by hackers? Ehat about the security of ships or airplanes? These and further questions will be illuminated in a documentary by German ARD on July 14, 22:35. Prof. Dr. Chris­tof Paar and Dr. Timo Kas­per from the HGI are part of the interviewed reserachers and give answers on current mobile security development.

Prof. Thorsten Holz becomes member of "Digitale Wirtschaft NRW"

08.07.2014 - Dominik Baumgarten


The ministry for economy, energy, industry, medium-sized businesses and trade announced Prof. Dr. Thors­ten Holz from the HGI as member of the newly founded "Bei­rat Di­gi­ta­le Wirt­schaft NRW". The aim of this new unit is to develop and establish Northrine-Westfalia NRW as leading area for digital industry. Therefore, the commicission equaly consists of members of scholarship and undustry. We congratulate Prof. Holz and wish the "Beirat Digitale Wirtschaft NRW" a pleasant and successful start!

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