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30.06.14

Expert for Cybercrime leads new research group „System Security“ at MMCI

Since a few days Christian Rossow is head of the independent research group „System Security“ at the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI).  The group explores essential aspects of system security, such as developing techniques to identify and analyze malware or to disrupt so called botnets. 

Moreover, Rossow’s group deals with security issues of widely-deployed Internet protocols and novel approaches to protect against denial-of-service attacks. Before Rossow came to Saarbrücken, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr University in Bochum and at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, where he received his doctoral degree in 2013. Throughout the last few years, he also ran internships at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley and at the Symantec Research Labs in France.


Background: Independent research groups

An important strategic objective of the MMCI is the qualification and promotion of young researchers. Therefore, the MMCI funding proposal included funding for about 20 independent junior research groups as the single most important budget item. Upon acceptance into the program, successful applicants are given the opportunity to establish their own research teams and carry out their own research agenda. Each junior research group has its own budget, giving the group complete scientific independence. All junior research group leaders have been granted the right to independently supervise their own doctoral and master's students, and the University Senate approved a motion to grant junior research group leaders the title of adjunct assistant professor.

 

Further Informationen:

Christian Rossow

http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/en/investigators/irgleaders/crossow

 

Independent research group „System Security“

http://syssec.mmci.uni-saarland.de/

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