From 1989-1994 Hannes Federrath studied computer science and earned a Ph. D. degree from Dresden University of Technology in 1998. He worked as a researcher in the group on Information and coding theory at Dresden University of Technology from 1994-1999. Between September 1999 and August 2000 he was a guest researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley. Between September 2000 and August 2001 he was a guest professor, and until March 2003 he served as the head of the working group on IT-Security at Freie University Berlin, Department of Computer Science in Germany. From 2003-2011 he worked at University Regensburg as a full professor (C4) for Information Security Management. Since April 2011 he is leading the working group Security in Distributed Systems at University of Hamburg, Department of Computer Science.
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