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Change in leadership: Professor Dr Gregor Leander is the new Director of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security

Professor Dr Gregor Leander is an internationally leading scientists in the field of symmetrical cryptography. He has been at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI)...

Professor Dr Gregor Leander is an internationally leading scientists in the field of symmetrical cryptography. He has been at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) since the middle of 2015. His research focuses on efficient cryptographic processes for strong resource-constrained devices, such as RFID chips.

In addition to conducting cutting-edge research, Professor Leander will assume a broad array of duties in his new role as Managing Director, dedicating particular attention to the Institute’s strategic direction and organisation. He replaces Professor Dr Christof Paar, who holds the Chair for Embedded Security. Professor Paar, who has been at the Institute since its founding, will be available to the new managing director and the HGI head office in an advisory role. Professor Paar: “We are incredibly grateful to have found a leading international researcher with impressive leadership qualities in Professor Leander, and we offer our heartfelt congratulations on his new position at the HGI.”

Vita: Pro­fes­sor Dr. Gre­gor Le­an­der pro­mo­vier­te 2004 im Be­reich Kryp­to­gra­phie und Ko­die­rungs­theo­rie an der RUB. 2006 wech­sel­te er für ein Jahr an die Uni­ver­sité Tou­lon, Frank­reich. Zwi­schen 2008 und 2012 ar­bei­te­te er als As­so­cia­te Pro­fes­sor an der Tech­ni­schen Uni­ver­si­tät Dä­ne­mark. Für seine For­schung er­hielt er zahl­rei­che Aus­zeich­nun­gen, dar­un­ter den DHL In­no­va­ti­on Award 2013 und den Deut­schen IT-Si­cher­heits­preis 2010. Seit 2015 ist Pro­fes­sor Le­an­der als Lei­ter der Ar­beits­grup­pe sym­me­tri­sche Kryp­to­gra­phie am HGI der RUB tätig.

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