Technical University of Darmstadt
Profile: Technische Universitat Darmstadt (TUD) is one of the leading universities in Germany with its Computer Science department ranked amongst the best in Europe. Its core profile covers CyberSecurity for crypto, software, networks and system security. Since 2008, TUDA, the Fraunhofer SIT and had have jointly established a series of nationally funded Cybersecurity Centers (e.g., Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt-CASED, EC Center for Security & Privacy – EC-SPRIDE and the ongoing Center for CyberSecurity & Privacy – CRISP) which have become internationally recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious alliance for IT security within Europe. In this alliance, trend-setting IT security solutions are being researched and developed by more than 300 scientists from the field of computer science and information technology as well as other areas such as natural sciences, business sciences, and humanities. At CASED/EC-SPRIDE/CRISP, these disciplines come together to research fundamental research challenges and to develop applications directly benefitting businesses and society.
Expertise and Role in CONCORDIA: Within TUDA, the CONCORDIA activities will be carried out at the Dependable Systems & Software group, led by Prof. Neeraj Suri and the Security Engineering group, led by Prof. Katzenbeisser. Working together, these groups aim at bridging the gap between the cryptography, software engineering and systems security communities by offering theoretically sound methods for the design, assessment, and analysis of secure distributed systems. Using primitives and building blocks the groups develop designs for security features, applications and system infrastructures. In CONCORDIA, TUD will participate in all WPs and lead task T1.3 on Software/System-centric Security. Its activities will be carried out at the Dependable Systems & Software group and the Security Engineering group and its contribution will focus on bridging the gap between the cryptography, software engineering and systems and security communities by offering theoretically sound methods for the design, assessment, and analysis of secure distributed systems. TUD will also participate in the Management Board of the CONCORDIA ecosystem.