Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Short CV

Professor Michael Backes is the youngest of the Principal Investigators. After completing his studies in mathematics and computer science in Saarbrücken, Michael Backes researched for three years at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich before being offered a tenured professorship in Saarbrücken at the age of 26, thereby becoming the youngest computer science professor in Germany.

A career on the fast track: Professor Michael Backes is the youngest of the Principal Investigators. After completing his studies in mathematics and computer science in Saarbrücken, Michael Backes did research for three years at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich before being offered a tenured professorship in Saarbrücken at the tender age of 26, thereby becoming the youngest computer science professor in Germany.
He regards Saarbrücken as an ideal working environment, as it is a venue with a tradition in the selective advancement of young talent. This approach is also evident in his teaching, which is obviously very successful: In the evaluation portals he was given the highest marks for his lectures, and in 2007 he was awarded the prize for best lecturer by the computer science students.

The working group for Information Security and Cryptography

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes holds the chair for information security and cryptography at Saarland University; moreover, he is a fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.
The group conducts basic research relating to theoretical foundations and applied aspects of information security and cryptography, especially the compilation, analysis and verification of security protocols, privacy (data protection aspects) and also software and network security.
The working group also deals with enquiries from commercial and industrial sources if they concern matters which are of scientific interest. As part of the Cluster of Excellence concept, two members of the group were entrusted with heading their own research groups which will interact with the working group.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Saarland University
Information Security and Cryptography

Campus E1 1
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany

Fon: +49 681 302 3249

Publications

Affiliation

Computer Science Department, Saarland University Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems Saarland University Cluster of Excellence CISPA - Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability