Ruhr University Bochum
Human-Centred Security

The Chair of Human-Centred Security investigates how the requirements of users must be taken into account in software development, how people can optimally interact and communicate with automated systems, or what role the human factor has in the security of IT systems.

Prof. Dr. M. Angela Sasse


M. Sc. Rebecca Panskus

Research Assistant

M. Sc. Jan Magnus Nold

Research Assistant

Educational Psychology and Technology

In our research group, we investigate cognitive, motivational, and social aspects of learning by applying experimental research methods in laboratory and field studies. One research focus is the development and evaluation of digital, didactic support.

Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel


Dr. Valentina Nachtigall


M. A. Ann-Kathrin Mertineit

Research Assistant

System Security

The Chair of System Security deals with various topics in the field of system-related IT security research.

Dr. Veelasha Moonsamy

Tenured Research Faculty

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Media Management and Journalism

The Chair of Media Management and Journalism covers a wide range of different topics in communication studies. They include risk and crisis communication, public relations, communication conception and journalism research.

Prof. Dr. Florian Meissner


M. A. Alexander Wilke

Research Assistant

Industry Partner

Hornetsecurity is a leading security awareness, email cloud security and backup provider that secures businesses and organizations of all sizes worldwide.

Thorben Pospich

Team Lead Training and Education


The topics of awareness, pentesting and information security at management level occupy all 20 employees of AWARE7 GmbH on a daily basis.

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Dr. Matteo Große-Kampmann

Managing Director

M. Sc. Jan Hörnemann​

Head of Information Security Consulting