Secure Web Applications Group

Bachelor / Master

We offer theses in the areas of Web vulnerability detection, analyis, and mitigation as well as on the broad subject of vulnerability notifications. It is strongly encouraged that you have taken courses in this area, specifically the advanced lecture on Web security our groups offers. Moreover, note that theses in our group are typically high-effort/high-reward, which are meant to be submitted as papers to the major venues in our field. If you are interested in a thesis in this area, please contact Ben Stock. Please include the word "Stuhlsatzenhaus" in your email subject.

PhD Students

We are looking for motivated and talented students who are keen on researching the area of securing Web applications, i.e., finding security issues on the Web, proposing improvements for security, and notifying affected parties about discovered issues. To get a feeling what our group has researched in the past, please check our research page.

In return, we can offer an excellent research environment for conducting your PhD thesis work with close individual supervision. Moreover, CISPA is currently in the founding process to become a member of the renowned Helmholtz Association, which will grow to over 500 researchers over the next years.

If you are interested, please contact Ben Stock! To avoid unspecific applications, please include the title of Ben's first CCS paper in the mail text.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Our group is looking for postdoctoral researchers with a proven track record in the area of Web security or aspects on human factors in IT security. Candidates should have at least one top-tier security paper and the application should include a reference to their two most impactful publications.

If you are interested, please contact Ben Stock! To avoid unspecific applications, please include the title of Ben's first CCS paper in the mail text.