I am a Security Engineer at Google. Before, I was at Samsung working on identity systems, cryptographic protocols, real world issues when instantiating crypto schemes, verification & automated tooling and lot's of other cool stuff. I used to be a PhD student at UC Berkeley focusing on Security and Cryptography where I was glad to be advised by Raluca Ada Popa. Prior to that I studied mathematics, some physics, and computer science at the University of Cologne and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. I participated in the program for gifted high school students and interned at SAP in Karlsruhe, where my advisor was Florian Kerschbaum. In my leisure time I do long-distance running, play the Tuba, and DJ.
I ran a business developing web applications for several years, published the online game Kölschgame, and founded probably the first "cloud" game-server rental platform server-place.de. Furthermore, I was the technical lead for a social soccer discussion website and a deal-of-the-day website.