It unites the research capabilities of excellent fundamental research and cutting edge fields of application. The Center of Computer Science is operated as a scientific institution by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in association with the Faculty of Mathematics.
The internationally renowned Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) is part of the Center.
For this reason, Bochum already is one of the leading locations for excellence in research in the field of IT security. Yet, the course for further reinforcement is already set:
Our IT experts made it to the final round of a contest for an excellence cluster with their proposal for “CASA – cyber-security in the age of large-scale attackers”.
- Steffen Bondorf (Distributed Systems)
- Maike Buchin (Algorithms and Complexity)
- Asja Fischer (Theory of Cognitive Systems)
- Nils Fleischhacker (Theoretical Cryptography)
- Tim Güneysu (Security Engineering)
- Thorsten Holz (Systems Security)
- Eike Kiltz (Cryptography)
- Gregor Leander (Symmetric Cryptography)
- Alexander May (Cryptology and IT Security)
- Christof Paar (Embedded Security)
- Jörg Schwenk (Network and Data Security)
- Hans Ulrich Simon (Mathematics and Computer Science)
They cover the wide range of topics of computer science and beneficially interact with classical fields of mathematics and electrical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation over the boundaries of the individual subjects is a primary focus. At RUB, the following programs touch on computer science: IT Security (B.Sc.); IT Security and Information Technology (M.Sc.), IT Security, Networks and Systems (M.Sc.), the correspondence degree Applied IT Security, as well as B.Sc. and M.Sc. Mathematics (with focus on Computer Science) and Applied Computer Science.
With the Center of Computer Science, led by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and the Faculty of Mathematics, a uniquely innovative structure was created, which will help advance topic-based interconnections of researchers outside of their own faculties. The success of the resulting direct transfers of technology are seen and appreciated worldwide.