Research Labs

Our research labs consist of chairs, laboratories, and research groups which form the basis for interdisciplinary and application-oriented research in IT security.

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    180 Members and Fellows

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    15 Nationalities

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    27 Labs


Research Group for Dependability of Software-intensive Systems

The research group “Dependability of Software-intensive Systems” is headed by Ralf Reussner. It aims to integrate software engineering principles and methods integrated into systems engineering to systematically model and analyse software-intensive systems ranging from applications in the automotive over the mobility to the Industry 4.0 domain.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner

Communication Security    Network Security   

Research Group for High Performance Networking

The research group “High Performance Networking” of the Institute of Telematics is part of the KASTEL Security Research Labs. The group is headed by Martina Zitterbart and conducts research on communication systems (Internet, 6G, Internet of Things, Energy Internet) comprising aspects of network security and privacy. The development of secure and robust autonomous networks is defined as long-term goal.

Prof. Dr. Martina Zitterbart

Societal Security    Usable Security   

Research Group for Human and Societal Factors

The research group “Human & Societal Factors” is headed by Melanie Volkamer. It focuses on research questions in the area of user-centered, legally compliant, trustworthy security, and privacy solutions. Society aspects such as trust and acceptance are also considered.

Prof. Dr. Patricia Arias Cabarcos, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Beyerer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Mayer, Prof. Dr. iur. Indra Spiecker gen. Döhmann, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Strufe, Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev, Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer, Prof. Dr. Marcus Wiens, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger

IT Security   

Research Group for Human Centered IT Security (Associated Chair)

The research group “Human Centered IT Security” at University Paderborn is headed Patricia Arias Cabarcos.  The main research focus lies at the intersection of security, privacy, and human-computer interaction. The research group seek to understand how users behave, think and handle technology and how technology impacts users’ behavior, to then develop new solutions that are easy to use, inclusive, and privacy-friendly.

Prof. Dr. Patricia Arias Cabarcos

Machine Learning    System Security   

Research Group for Intelligent System Security

The research group “Intelligent System Security” is headed by Christian Wressnegger. It works on the intersection of machine learning and computer security. On the one hand, it develops learning-based systems for solving computer security tasks. On the other hand, it researchs machine learning models’ robustness, security, and interpretability, protecting them against adversaries.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Wressnegger

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