Dominik Herrmann

Dominik Herrmann

Dominik is a full professor for privacy and security at University of Bamberg since October 2017. Before that he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Security in Distributed Systems Group at University of Hamburg. Between October 2015 and March 2017 he was a temporary professor for information security and privacy (W2-Vertretungsprofessur in Vollzeit) at University of Siegen. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (University of Hamburg, 2014) and a Diploma with Honors (equivalent to a M.Sc.) in Management Information Systems (University of Regensburg, 2008).

Dominik works in the field of information security. His work focuses on uncovering attacks on privacy and designing lightweight privacy enhancing techniques. His long-term goal is to analyze and overcome the circumstances that make it so difficult to resolve the conflicts between privacy and usability and the conflicts between privacy and security. He teaches in academic and non-academic settings and gives public talks about the security implications of new technologies. He likes to collaborate with scholars in related disciplines such as medicine, ethics, and law, for instance in the interdisciplinary Horizon 2020 project CANVAS.

Dominik’s dissertation on privacy issues in the Domain Name System was awarded the GI-Dissertationspreis 2014 for the best computer science dissertation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the GI/CAST Promotionspreis IT-Sicherheit 2014, and the GDD-Wissenschaftspreis 2014. In 2014 he has received a GI Juniorfellowship of the German Computer Science Society. He is also the recipient of the Best Teaching Award 2016 of Fakultät III at University of Siegen.