I am a full professor in Usable Security and Privacy at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. My research interest is in behavioural biometrics, novel threat models that emerge from ubiquitous technologies, and social engineering. Further research interests include novel interfaces on physiological sensing (in particular, eye gaze and brain-computer interfaces), automotive user interfaces, virtual reality and interaction in public space.

Before, I worked as an assistant professor in human-computer interaction at the LMU Munich, where I headed the Ubiquitous Interactive Systems Group. In addition, I was a research group leader at the HAW Munich in the context of the Biometrics++ project. I did my PhD studies at the University of Stuttgart (2011-2013) and at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2008-2011) with Albrecht Schmidt.  I was a guest lecturer for “Pervasive Computing” (Essen, 2012) and for “Unconventional User Interaction” (JKU Linz, 2013). I worked as a visiting researcher with Jörg Müller at T-Labs in 2011. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart (Thesis Topic: A Design Space for Pervasive Advertising and Public Displays) and a diploma in media informatics from the University of Munich (LMU München). I completed my master thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and at the University of Bonn (b-it). During my studies I also worked as a web developer for Pinnacle Systems Inc. (Mountain View) for nine months in 2005. After my studies I worked for 6 months at Schreiner MediPharm LP (New York) as an IT specialist.


Effective 1 May 2019 I accepted a position as full professor at the Bundeswehr University, Munich.

I committed to be the general chair for MUM 2018 and program chair of Mensch und Computer 2019.

We got six papers accepted at the CHI 2018 conference, two of which received a Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award.

Lots of interesting commitments: I will serve again as AC for CHI 2019 and am a member of the editorial boards of IMWUT and IEEE Pervasive Computing.