Upcoming: Cybersecurity Spring
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, we are organizing a large-scale event in Congresshalle Saarbruecken. Have a look behind the scenes of our research and attend our workshops on IT security tailored for beginners as well as digital natives, listen to talks, and discuss with our experts.
The program features topics such as our bachelor course Cybersecurity, autonomous systems, secure communication and anonymous surfing.
Recent: CISPA Parliamentary Evening
On February 13, 2017, CISPA organized a Parliamentary Evening on “Autonomous Systems” in Berlin.
More than 150 people accepted CISPA’s invitation to “Landesvertretung des Saarlandes”.
After a welcome speech by the Prime Minister of Saarland, Ms. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prof. Michael Backes, director of CISPA, gave a speech on “Autonomous Systems of the Future”, followed by a Panel Discussion.
9 ERC Grant Awardees
CISPA faculty have received 7 ERC Grants since 2011. Among them the ERC Synergy Grant – Europe’s most distinguished research prize awarded for the first time to computer scientists (about 10 Mio. Euro for foundational research).
CISPA is the coordinating institution of the Collaborative Research Center “Methods and Tools for Understanding and Controlling Privacy” . The DFG-funded center started operation in January 2016 with 19 principal investigators, 27 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, and a budget of 10 million Euro for the first period of four years.
> 510 Papers
CISPA researchers have published a total of 512 papers on security-related topics in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, out of which more than 50% were accepted at the top-tier conferences and journals.
> 70.0 Mio. Euro
CISPA researchers have acquired more than 70.0 Mio. Euro of external funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Commission.
CISPA research has led to five successful spin-offs that have turned the research prototypes into commercially successful products. These spin-offs already received an IKT Innovation Award and two EXIST Start-up Grants.
CISPA has established a unique Bachelor program in cybersecurity at Saarland University . The program started in the winter term 2014/2015. Currently more than 230 students in this program study to become Tomorrow’s highly sought-after security experts.
CISPA is an elite training ground for young researchers in early stages of their career. Our young researchers received an impressive set of early-career awards, including the Emmy-Noether Fellowship, the ERC Starting Grant, the Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Award, and the Otto Hahn medal of the Max Planck Society.
S•I•C , the Saarland Informatics Campus is CISPA ‘s home, in which twelve highly renowned institutions join forces to conduct world leading research in computer science.