Dr. Osman Ugus



I received my diploma and PhD degree in computer science with the focus on IT security from the Technical University of Darmstadt and FernUniversität Hagen in Germany. From 2007 until 2010, I worked as a researcher at NEC Europe Network Laboratories in Heidelberg. Within this time, I worked in projects mainly dealing with wireless sensor network security. In December 2010, I joined HAW Hamburg. I am currently a research assistant at the Internet Technologies Group by Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Schmidt.

Research Interests:

  • Security in mobile and smart phones
  • Security in wireless sensor networks and general computer security
  • General interests: security models and provable security, performance analysis and optimization, security and privacy in smart grid


We are always seeking motivated students who are interested in a Bachelor and Master thesis in the field of security. Please come around if you have already an idea or we can find together an interesting thesis topic for you.




Reviewer Activities:

  • Topics in Cryptology (CT-RSA'09), ACM WISEC (2008,2009), Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), IEEE VECON'10, IEEE SMARTGRIDCOMM'10, IEEE SESOC'10, IEEE HPCC, ATC'11, FCST'11, IEEE TrustCom, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, IEEE SPIoT, PILATES'12, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Workshop on Applied Homomorphic Cryptography (WAHC'13)