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 | Teaching | Impressum | Data Privacy Policy


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