Professor of Computer Science and Head of System Security Lab at TU Darmstadt
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi is a full Professor of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, in Germany, where he heads the System Security Lab. Since Oktober 2017 he is also the Director of Intel Collaborative Autonomous and Resilient Systems (ICRI-CARS) at TU Darmstadt. He is a member of the profile area CYSEC of TU Darmstadt.
He received his PhD in Computer Science with the focus on privacy protecting cryptographic protocols and systems from the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Prior to academia, he worked in Research and Development of Telecommunications enterprises, amongst others Ericson Telecommunications. He has been leading and involved in a variety of national and international research and development projects on design and implementation of Trustworthy Computing Platforms and Trusted Computing, Security Hardware, and Applied Cryptography. He has been serving as general or program chair as well as program committee member of major conferences and workshops in Information Security and Privacy.
Prof. Sadeghi was Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine served 5 years on the editorial board of the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), and guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design (Special Issue on Hardware Security and Trust). Currently, he is on the editorial boards of ACM Books, ACM TODAES, ACM TIOT and ACM DTRAP.
He has been awarded with the renowned German prize “Karl Heinz Beckurts” for his research on Trusted and Trustworthy Computing technology and its transfer to industrial practice. The award honors excellent scientific achievements with high impact on industrial innovations in Germany. Further, his group received the German IT Security Competition Award 2010.
In 2018 he received the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award for dedicated research, education, and management leadership in the security community and for pioneering contributions in content protection, mobile security and hardware-assisted security. SIGSAC is ACM’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control.