Prof. Dieter Gollmann received his Dipl.-Ing. in Engineering Mathematics (1979) and Dr.tech. (1984) from the University of Linz, Austria in the Department for System Science. He earned the Dr. habil. at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘venia legendi’ for Computer Science in 1991. He was a Lecturer in Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, and rejoined Royal Holloway later in 1990, where he was the first Course Director of the MSc in Information Security. He’s still giving guest lectures in Royal Holloway. He joined Microsoft Research in Cambridge in 1998. Then in 2003, he took the chair for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.
He has contributed to national and European projects in the areas of dependable communications and computing. He has been acting as a consultant for HP Laboratories (Bristol). He has been serving on the program committees of the major European conferences on computer security (ESORICS), and cryptography (EUROCRYPT) as well as other international conferences in these areas. Dieter Gollmann is an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Security and an associate editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. His textbook on ‘Computer Security’ has appeared in its third edition.