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Dr. Thorsten Holz

Computer science, Ruhr University of Bochum

Dr. Thorsten Holz

Dr. Thorsten Holz

The computer scientist Thorsten Holz has gained international renown in the field of IT security and data protection, especially for his work on virtual security threats and the development of defence mechanisms. His novel research approaches are combined with a high proficiency in the technical details of malware. On this basis, the dedicated junior professor at the Ruhr University of Bochum has developed methods that have already found their way into widespread use. Currently, Holz is engaged in the de-anonymisation of internet users as a result of their membership in social networks – a topic with which he is also attracting attention beyond the scientific community.