Research & Group Members
The Research Department HGI currently hosts some 200 scientists, who conduct research in electrical engineering and information technology, mathematics and computer science as well as the humanities and social sciences.
This interdisciplinary environment covers nearly all aspects of IT security, from basic research in cryptography to internet security, security for the Internet of Things, usability and data protection.
Further information about the different research groups and members are listed below:
Gender Sensitive Communication
The HGI attaches great importance to equal opportunites. Outstanding science can only arise in an open culture and a way of thinking that goes beyond the boundaries of gender assignments. This is not only expressed in funding measures and collegial cooperation, but also in the way we communicate.
Within the HGI we have thus agreed on various linguistic techniques to enable gender-sensitive communication.
To express the diversity of the sexes in language use, we use the so-called "gender star". This asterisk is located between the (german) feminine and masculine gender of the word. It is a symbolic placeholder for diverse and open gender.
Sometimes, however, we use explicit gender attributes, for example when it comes to the concrete fundings of women. We always imply in these cases everyone who consider themselves belonging to that gender, regardless of their biological sex. In some places, we mark this with a standard formulation among our contributions.
- “In case of using gender-assigning attributes we include all those who consider themselves in this gender regardless of their own biological sex.”
- In other places we use a "consecutive gender star" ( eg in female*researchers), where the asterisk refers to all those considering themselves belonging to that gender.