Thorsten Strufe is professor for Privacy and IT-Security at Technische Universität Dresden. His research interests lie in the areas of large scale distributed systems and social networking services, with an emphasis on privacy and resilience. Recently, he has focused on studying user behavior and security in online social networks and possibilities to provide privacy-preserving and secure social networking services, partially through decentralization. One of the challenges driving him is the question, how competitive online and mobile services can be created without comprehensive collection of personal information, which hence respect the privacy of their users. He was appointed professor for for Peer-to-Peer networks at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, from
2009 to 2014, and visiting professor for Dependable Distributed Systems at University of Mannheim, Germany, throughout 2011.
Involvement in the 5G Lab Germany
The contributions to the 5G Lab Germany revolve around the issues of designing resilient (safe and secure) low latency services that preserve the privacy of users. This comprises analyzing novel threats to the location and communication privacy and suggesting protective measures, lightweight security primitives and protocols, as well as increasing the resilience of mobile/agile edge cloud platforms and protocols.
The chair is involved in several of the 5G Lab projects, including 5G NetMobil, H2020 Secure Cloud, ANON.next, the fast programme, as well as the CRC HAEC.
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