Secure Web Applications Group

PhD Students / Postdocs

We are looking for motivated and talented students and postdocs 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, which is fully paid according to TV-öD 13. Moreover, CISPA has recently become a member of the renowned Helmholtz Association, and 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. I will ignore emails that do not contain this keyword.

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. Considering the amount of credit points you will receive for this, expect that you should be able to spent around 20h/week for the duration of your thesis on the topic. If you are interested in a thesis in this area, please contact Ben Stock. Please include the word "Stuhlsatzenhaus" in your email subject to confirm that you have read this page and understand the implications of theses within our group. I will ignore emails that do not contain this keyword.

Student Assistants

As of now, we are not hiring any new student assistants.