Dr. Veelasha Moonsamy

Veelasha Moonsamy is a tenured research faculty at the Chair for System Security at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. She is also a Principal Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries) at Ruhr University Bochum. Veelasha was previously an Assistant Professor in the Digital Security group at Radboud University and was briefly affiliated with the Software Systems group at Utrecht University in 2018. She received her PhD degree in 2015 from Deakin University (Australia). Her thesis was titled ‘Security and Privacy of Users’ Personal Information on Smartphones’. Her research interests revolve around security and privacy on mobile devices, in particular side- and covert-channel attacks, malware detection, and mitigation of data leaks at application and hardware level. Website:

The Chair of System Security deals with various topics from the field of system-related IT security research. This field is characterised by the fact that the security of concrete systems and the security effects of real phenomena are always the focus of interest there. Research foci of the chair are, for example, the topics of software security, binary analysis, vulnerability scanning, privacy, security of machine learning, security of DNS and similar aspects from the field of system.