Prof. Michael Backes

Information Security and Cryptography

Mail Address:  Saarland University
Computer Science Department
  Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
  PO Box 151150
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

Phone:      +49-681-302 3259
Assistant:   +49-681-302 3249
Fax: +49-681-302 57365
Mail:    backes[at]
Notes:      Michael Backes/Infsec@Infsec

Michael Backes is a full professor at the Computer Science Department of Saarland University and a Max Planck Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. He has the chair for Information Security and Cryptography.
He moreover is the Director of the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA), and a Principal Investigor and Vice-coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI).

Research Interests | Publications | Recent professional activities | Teaching | Information for Students (Bachelor/Master thesis, PhD) / Visitors


Main Research Interests

...and lots of other things related to security, cryptography, and foundations of computer science in general.

I'm lucky to have the chance to work with a group of outstanding graduate students and Postdocs: Fabian Bendun, Matthias Berg, Oana Ciobotaru, Sebastian Gerling, Aniket Kate, Sebastian Meiser, Esfandiar Mohammadi, Raphael Reischuk, and Philipp v. Styp-Rekowsky.

If you are interested in graduate studies with me, follow this link.


See here for a CV and here for a (currently somewhat) complete publication list

Recent Professional Activities (2003-2008)


See the section on teaching on the group web page.

Last modified: Tue May 02 11:13:35 MET 2007