Jan Pennekamp, M.Sc.

Communication and Distributed Systems
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen, Germany

E-Mail: jan.pennekamp[[at]]comsys.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 241 80-21411
Office: Building E3, Room 9032

Short CV

My fields of research cover the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud Computing and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). In particular, I am interested in security & privacy implications and the application of secure computation. Currently, I am mainly researching in the new cluster of excellence "Internet of Production". I am currently the deputy workstream coordinator for CRD-A Workstream I. As a student assistant (2016-2018), I was involved in the TRINICS project to increase the consumer awareness of cloud services.

Since June 2018, I am a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems. I am part of the Security and Privacy research group. In 2011, I began my studies in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University, received my B.Sc. degree in 2014, and graduated with M.Sc. degree in 2018. In 2014, I studied abroad at Aalto University for one academic year. Besides, in 2015, I interned at the SECAN-Lab at the University of Luxembourg for six month where I worked on website fingerprinting in anonymization networks.

I was awarded the 1st prize of TDWI Award 2018 for the best master thesis in the area of analytics, big data, and business intelligence. Besides, in 2018, I received a Google Scholarship for my Ph.D. studies due to my academic achievements and my persistent demonstration of leadership. During my studies, as part of a Research Focus Class, our team's submission to the 2016 iDASH Genome Privacy & Security Competition was ranked runner-up and awarded with the HLI and Genecloud Award.

Professional Services

Reviewer for Journals
International Journal of Information Management (2018), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2019)


See also Google Scholar and DBLP.



Jan Pennekamp, Martin Henze, Oliver Hohlfeld, and Andriy Panchenko
Companion Proceedings of the 2019 World Wide Web Conference (WWW '19 Companion), 4th Workshop on Computational Methods in Online Misbehavior (CyberSafety '19), May 13–17, 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, page 197-205.
Publisher: ACM,
May 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6675-5/19/05
Jan Pennekamp, René Glebke, Martin Henze, Tobias Meisen, Christoph Quix, Rihan Hai, Lars Gleim, Philipp Niemietz, Maximilian Rudack, Simon Knape, Alexander Epple, Daniel Trauth, Uwe Vroomen, Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Andreas Bührig-Polaczek, Matthias Jarke, and Klaus Wehrle
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS '19), May 6-9, 2019, Taipei, TW , page 31-37.
Publisher: IEEE,
May 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5386-8499-3/19


Uncovering Doppelgängers in Online Communities
Master Thesis
Communication and Distributed Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
February 2018


5. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 42:58-76
December 2017
ISSN: 1574-1192
Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous '17), November 7-10, 2017, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, page 262-271.
Publisher: ACM,
November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5368-7
Jan Henrik Ziegeldorf, Jan Pennekamp, David Hellmanns, Felix Schwinger, Ike Kunze, Martin Henze, Jens Hiller, Roman Matzutt, and Klaus Wehrle
BMC Medical Genomics, 10(Suppl 2):29-42
July 2017
ISSN: 1755-8794


Andriy Panchenko, Fabian Lanze, Andreas Zinnen, Martin Henze, Jan Pennekamp, Klaus Wehrle, and Thomas Engel
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS '16), February 21-24, 2016, San Diego, CA, USA
Publisher: Internet Society,
February 2016
ISBN: 1-891562-41-X


Evaluating Website Fingerprinting Attacks in Real-World Settings
Bachelor Thesis
Communication and Distributed Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
August 2014
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