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To support our research activities in the area of “Adaptive Privacy Protection for Cloud Computing”, we are looking for a PhD candidate/associate researcher (salary classification TV-L 13). As part of our competent and motivated team, you will work in a fascinating, national and international research environment. You will prototypically implement and implement your research results in close cooperation with our industrial partners. Your tasks include, among others, participating in European and national research projects, publishing and disseminating research results at internationally renowned scientific conferences and journals, as well as supporting teaching activities. The position also provides the opportunity to pursue further academic qualification (i.e., to earn a PhD degree).

Detailed information can be found in the full job advert.


In order to develop robust and reliable cyber-physical systems, it is important to understand which aspects of the system environment may not be exactly determinable. At this year's IEEE CASE, Torsten Bandyszak from Prof. Pohl's research group presented a new approach to modeling such uncertainties.  »


For the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC 1119 CROSSING (Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments) the University Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department Computer Science, Working Group Computer Science with focus on Secure Software Systems at Campus Essen seeks to hire one Research Assistant / PhD Student.

Your primary task will be conducting research in computer security, especially in the areas of Trusted Computing technologies (remote attestation), system and software security, mobile security, hardware security, IoT security. Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given.

More information can be found at the website of the secure software systems research group:



Autonomous vehicles, intelligent factories and dynamic power grids the backbone of these future technologies are networks of collaborative, embedded systems. The BMBF research project CrESt (Collaborative Embedded Systems) is developing and testing solutions for "systems of cyber-physical systems". 



Die Arbeitsgruppen von Prof. Dr. Maritta Heisel und Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl erforschen in dem von der EU geförderten Projekt RestAssured Lösungen für eine sichere, DSGVO-konforme Datenverarbeitung in der Cloud. RestAssured adressiert Cloud-Systeme, die eine hohe Dynamik aufweisen und mit stets ändernden Datenschutzgefährdungen konfrontiert sind.  »


The European Big Data Value PPP (Public Private Partnership) met on 16 May in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was organized by the PPP with the twofold objective of strengthening collaborations among the community members and increasing the visibility and awareness about the PPP in Eastern Europe in general, and Bulgaria in particular. Representatives of the European Commission and from Bulgaria contributed to the success of the event with interesting keynotes.  »


The info event on April 19 was well attended. More than 50 students took the opportunity to inform themselves about the current Bachelor topics of the Software Systems Engineering chair and get to know the supervisors. Interested students can now apply for a Bachelor project or a Bachelor thesis until April 30.  »


Dr. Andreas Metzger represented the European Big Data lighthouse project "TransformingTransport" at this year's TRA. As technical coordinator, he gave a panel lecture on the project. The project partner also had a booth at the event.  »


On March 15 and 16, 2018, the steering group of the European lighthouse project TransformingTransport met at paluno in Essen. The project members presented their results from the individual subprojects and coordinated the next steps. Scientists from Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl’s research group presented a prototype of the productivity cockpit they are developing together with the Port of Duisburg. The real-time data provided by the productivity cockpit makes it easier to monitor and control the processes in the terminal. »


Dr. Thorsten Weyer presentetd in his keynote at this year's REConf that the digital transormation will create new, big challenges for requirements engineering. He made clear that the self-conception and job profile of future requirements engineers will have to change.