Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Arno Wacker

Brief CV

2017

Visiting assistant professor, University of Baltimore Maryland County, USA. Invited research sabbatical with the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department lead by Prof. Dr. Anupam Joshi, head of the UMBC Cybersecurity Center

11/2011

Assistant professor and head of research group "Applied Information Security"

02/2008-10/2011

"Akademischer Rat" with the University of Duisburg-Essen

09/2007-01/2008

Senior Researcher with the Distributed Systems Group, University of Duisburg-Essen

09/2007

Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science, University of Stuttgart, "Key Distribution Schemes for Resource-Constrained Devices in Wireless Sensor Networks"

01/2007-08/2007

Researcher with the Distributed Systems Group, University of Duisburg-Essen

04/2002-12/2006

Researcher with the Distributed Systems Group, University of Stuttgart

04/2001-03/2002

Software Development Engineer, Agilent Technologies Germany

05/2001

Diplom in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf.)

1995-2001

Study of Computer Science, University of Stuttgart

Research Interests

Since 2002 I was working in the area of security in sensor networks and pervasive computing systems. During my Ph.D. I investigated algorithms for achieving security on devices with highly constrained ressources. After my Ph.D. I continued working in the area of security. However, I shifted my focus from sensor networks to peer-to-peer (P2P) networks used for distributed computing or distributed simulations. My main concern with these P2P-networks are the security issues due to untrusted nature of all participating peers, i.e. cheating and malicious behaviour.

Publikationen


Mitglied im Organisationskomitee

  • The 6th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE 2014, Singapore: 19 - 21 March 2014.
  • 1st International Workshop on Self-optimisation in organic and autonomic computing systems, SAOS 2013, im Rahmen der 26th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2013)
  • The 5th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE 2012, at the IEEE International Symposium on Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2012)
  • The 4th Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE11, at the IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE2011)
  • The 3rd Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE10, at the ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACM ACE 2010)
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, MMVE09 at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2009
  • The 1st International Workshop on Concepts of Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments, CoMMVE09 at the 16th ITG/GI Kommunication in verteilten Systemen 2009

Mitglied im Programmkomitee

  • Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Komitees des CAST-Förderpreises für IT-Sicherheit 2013, Darmstadt
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees der IEEE International Conference on Big Data, BigData 2013, October 6-9, 2013, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees des Workshops Sozio-technisches Systemdesign im Zeitalter des Ubiquitous Computing (SUBICO) 2013, 16. September, Koblenz, Germany
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees des Workshops on Embedded Self-Organizing Systems (ESOS) 2013, 25. Juni, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees des Second International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies, SMART 2013, June 23 - 28, Rome, Italy
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees der 9th International Conference on Networking and Services, ICNS 2013, March 24-29, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees der 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA-2013, March 25-28, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Komitees des CAST-Förderpreises für IT-Sicherheit 2012, Darmstadt
  • Mitglied des Programmkomitees des International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environements and Games, HAVE 2012, 8-9 October 8-9, 2012, Munich, Germany
  • The 21st International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN 2012), July 30 - August 2, 2012 - Munich, Germany
  • The First International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies (SMART 2012), May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany
  • The 8th. International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2012), March 25-30, 2012 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
  • The 5th. International Workshop on Data Management for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC12) at AINA-12, March 2012
  • The 6th International Symposuim on Security and Multimodality in Pervasive Environment (SMPE12) at AINA-12, March 26-29, 2012
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2012), January, 2012
  • 3rd International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC11) at AINA-11, March 2011
  • 5th International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE11) at AINA-11, March 2011
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2011), January, 2011
  • Workshops on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN’10), December, 2010
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2010), November 2010
  • International Workshop on Data Management for Information Explosion in Wireless Networks (DMIEW2010), November 2010
  • CAST-Förderpreises für IT-Sicherheit 2010, Darmstadt
  • International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE2010), October 2010
  • 6th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE‘10), July 2010
  • 3rd International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC10) at AINA-10, April 2010
  • 4th International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE10) at AINA-10, April 2010
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2009
  • First Workshop on P2P Distributed Virtual Environments (P2PDVE) at ICUMT 2009
  • Second International Workshop on Data Managements for Wireless and Pervasive Communications (DMWPC09) at AINA-09, Mai 2009
  • The 3rd International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE09) at AINA-09
  • The 1st International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE08) at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE08) at MOBIQUITOUS 2008
  • The REALWSN'08 Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks
  • IADIS International Applied Computing 2008 (AC'08)
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2008
  • The 4th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'08)
  • The International Workshop on Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments (SMPE07) at SecureComm 2007
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2007
  • The 3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’07)
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2006
  • Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST) - Förderpreis 2005

Reviewer für

  • ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and UbiquitousComputing (UbiComp) 2013, 8-12 September 2013, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communicationsand Informatics (ICACCI 2013), Mysore, India
  • Springer’s Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), Juni 2013
  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, Februar 2011
  • Cryptologia, Februar, 2011
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, August, 2010
  • Electronic Commerce Research Journal, June, 2010
  • 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC-08)
  • MobiQuitous 2008
  • 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Systems (PerSys´07)
  • Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007)
  • The 26th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP '07)
  • Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2007) - Work-in-Progress Track
  • IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2007)
  • The 2006 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2006)
  • Third International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, INSS 2006
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2006
  • The 2005 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2005)

Teaching

In the past years I have (co-)organized a number of courses and seminars. In the following you'll find a list of my most recent teaching activities: