about me.

I am senior lecturer and researcher at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences since June 2023. Previously, I was researcher at the Digital Systems division at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and I received a Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering at the Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. My research focuses on cybersecurity and resilience for cyber-physical systems, especially in transport (e.g., automotive systems) and industrial systems.

Cybersecurity in the automotive domain is particularly interesting as one needs to consider the entire system consisting of the vehicle itself (in-vehicle functions), cooperative driving functionality, cloud-based services, and infrastructure services like the charging infrastructure. Though we have some different properties in industrial automation, they also share many similarities. So far, I have been working on contributing to questions such as:

  • How to express security demands and requirements when designing and developing automotive systems?
  • Can specific security requirements be generalised to cover basic security needs?
  • What are suitable security and resilience techniques for automotive systems?
  • How can these techniques be organised to aid practitioners in selecting them?
  • How to identify and detail suitable reaction techniques to anomalies and intrusions?

Moreover, in pursuit of answering these research questions, I have been working on specific mechanisms, such as

  • improving a freshness mechanism for authenticated messages,
  • trust-based solutions in VANETs, and
  • designing of a framework for anomaly detection utilising peer-assessments of vehicles.

I pursued my Master Degree at the Salzburg University of Technology, Austria and the Halmstad University, Sweden. During my study in Halmstad I participated together with five other students in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC) 2016. Here are also some videos about the competition and our team.