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27.03.2017

COMSYS wins Outstanding Paper Award at ACM SIGSAC CODASPY 2017

For their paper "Privacy Preserving HMM Forward Computation", Jan Henrik Ziegeldorf, Jan Metzke, Jan Rüth, Martin Henze and Klaus Wehrle were granted an Outstanding Paper Award at ACM SIGSAC CODASPY 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ, USA....[more]


01.02.2017

COMSYS students Benedikt Wolters and Roman Matzutt awarded at the 2016 Univention thesis awards (Univention Absolventenpreis 2016).

The company located in Bremen annually awards theses that promise an immediate practical impact on the application of open source software in professional environments. In the 2016 edition of the award, two COMSYS students were...[more]


19.01.2017

PhD Defense of Jó Ágila Bitsch

On January 20th 2017, Jó Ágila Bitsch successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations![more]


23.11.2016

COMSYS finishes runner-up in 2016 iDASH Secure Genome Analysis Competition

The COMSYS team developed a solution for searching an encrypted database for other patients with matching disease markers. The implemented solution is efficient and can be fully outsourced to the cloud. With this approach, our...[more]


21.11.2016

COMSYS Workshop on Industry/Research Collaborations (copy 1)

The Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems will be hosting a one-day workshop with selected representatives from research and industry. The goal of this workshop is the establishment of new and the strengthening of...[more]


29.09.2016

COMSYS student David Hellmanns named excellent young consumer researcher

For his Bachelor's thesis "Making Individual Cloud Usage of Smartphone Users Transparent", COMSYS student David Hellmanns was awarded the young consumer researcher award 2016 (Nachwuchsförderpreis Verbraucherforschung 2016).[more]


30.08.2016

Explaining the darknet

Martin Henze, researcher and head of security and privacy at COMSYS, explains the darknet's balancing act between offering protection for whistle blowers and being misused by criminals (in German). [more]


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Dirk Thissen is now an "RWTH Lecturer"

In recognition of his "outstanding achievement in teaching and learning" Dirk has been awarded the honorary title of an "RWTH Lecturer". The award was presented to him (and eight others) by Professor Doris Klee, Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development, during a ceremony on 2 July. Congratulations from the whole Comsys gang.