One Year "Usable Security and Privacy" Group

30 April 2019

Almost a year ago, starting 1st May 2018, Florian Alt and Ken Pfeuffer started building up the Usable Security and Privacy Group at the Bundeswehr University, Munich. Today, 12 researchers (3 post-docs, 6 PhD students, 3 student assistants and interns) work on topics at the intersetion of Human-Computer Interaction and IT security.

Some hightlights from the first year:

  • We hosted the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2018) at the GUC with Prof. Dr. Florian Alt being a General Co-Chair and Dr. Yomna Abdelrahman being the Local Arrangements Chair.
  • We organized the first UIST School at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam / Berlin on "Moving Interaction Closer to the Body".
  • We set up the BehaVR lab in which we investigate how people behave in security-critical environments and design novel security concepts.
  • We established a teaching module on "Usable Securit and Privacy" in the Cyber Security master program of the Bundeswehr University.
  • We published 29 papers, including an Honorable Mention Award at MobileHCI 2018


We are excited to be listed among the Top-10 European HCI Schools on