Edgar’s research focuses on fundamental and applied research on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and security of production systems engineering.
After graduating with a PhD from TU Wien, Edgar worked in a research startup for two years. He then spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the TU Wien and founded the research center SBA Research together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen. In 2020 Edgar left TU Wien to accept a position as full professor at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science.
Edgar (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CSSLP, CMC) is member of the editorial board of Computers & Security (COSE) and associate editor of IEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE TIFS). He is Austria’s representative at IFIP TC 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. Edgar is steering committee chair person and involved in the organization of the ARES conference.
He was General Chair of SACMAT 2015, PC Chair of Esorics 2015, General Chair of ACM CCS 2016, PC Chair of ACM SACMAT 2017, General Chair Euro S&P 2021 and 2024.