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Prof. Dr. Marc Rennhard

Prof. Dr. Marc Rennhard

Prof. Dr. Marc Rennhard
ZHAW School of Engineering
Institute of Applied Information Technology
Obere Kirchgasse 2 / Steinberggasse 12/14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 72 45

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Management role

Director of Institute, Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)

Position at the ZHAW

I'm a professor for computer science at ZHAW (since 2004), focusing on information security. I'm heading the institute InIT and my main activities are in teaching (Bachelor and Master level) and research and development.

I graduated from ETH Zurich as Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH (M.Sc.) in 1998, specializing in the areas communication systems, information theory, and information security. I then joined the company Solution Providers AG as an IT consultant and returned to ETH Zürich in late 1999 as a research assistant, where I completed my dissertation on anonymous Internet communication in 2004. Furthermore, I hold the CISSP security professional certification and the ETH teaching diploma for higher education in computer science. Occasionally, I'm also doing some work as an IT security and strategy consultant as a contractor.

Professional development teaching

CAS Angewandte IT-Sicherheit

CAS Data Product Design

Expertise and research interests

Information Security, Software Security, Security Testing, Security Analysis, Security Engineering

Educational background

2004: CISSP certification (Certified Information System Security Professional)
2004: Dr. sc. techn. ETH (PhD) at ETH Zurich with a dissertation on anonymous Internet communication
2003: Teaching Diploma for Higher Education in Computer Science from ETH Zürich
2001: Cambridge Proficiency in English
1998: Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH (MSc) at ETH Zürich
1991: Matura Typus C at Kantonsschule Chur

Professional milestones

since 2004: Professor for computer science at ZHAW (Lecturer until 2007)
2004 - 2005: Senior Researcher at the Zurich Information Security Center (ZISC) at ETH Zurich
1999 - 2004: Research Assistant in the Communication Systems Group at ETH Zurich
1998 - 1999: IT Consultant at Solution Providers AG
1995 - 1997: Software Engineer at Siemens Schweiz AG

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Publications and conference contributions

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters